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Finance hub bright spot for lawyers
Professional services are growing in importance as Hong Kong’s lengthy and continually strengthening role as a bridge between Mainland China and the rest of the world; legal services are no exception.
8 Oct 2019
Taking the boutique route
Co-founded by French sommeliers Romain Loriot and Jean-Benoit Issele, ThinkWine is Hong Kong’s first sommelier-led wine bar and bistro.
30 Sept 2019
Treating sub-optimal health
Born from a desire to improve the healthcare experience, LifeHub addresses the root causes of common lifestyle conditions such as stress, fatigue, low immunity and poor sleep – symptoms that many high-flying executives and office workers have alike.
23 Sept 2019
Understanding world food trends
With offices in Hong Kong, London and Singapore, boutique agency Global Food Consulting works with food and drink firms worldwide on everything from creating new retail brands to providing strategic advice to government agencies.
16 Sept 2019
New take on duty-free retail
Korean duty-free brand The Shilla hopes to redefine the travel retail experience inside Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) after introducing its series of Beauty&You concept store last year, allowing customers to mix and match combinations of cosmetics and perfume with fashion and accessories.
9 Sept 2019
Uptick in the watch market
Thanks to an abundance of luxury watch boutiques, multi-brand retailers and specialist auction houses, Hong Kong is the largest watch market in the world, with exports to the city representing about 9 billion Swiss francs (HK$70.3 billion) in 2018, an increase of 10% over the previous 12 months.
2 Sept 2019
A passion for sustainable fashion
Hong Kong is leading the way in sustainable fashion across Asia thanks to the continued success of the annual Redress Design Award, the largest sustainable-fashion competition in the world.
26 Aug 2019
Reviving the art of craftsmanship
Residential developments often proscribe to the same neutral colour schemes and inoffensive design but K11 Artus offers something different by putting artisanship at the forefront, with rare Chinese arts and crafts on display throughout the development, including a vase and a jade panel dating back to the mid-Qing Dynasty.
19 Aug 2019
Yarn has a new lease of life
As clothing consumption continues to increase globally, sustainability solutions have been developed to deal with textile waste.
12 Aug 2019
Thriving in fast-paced restaurant scene
Widely regarded as a global dining capital with its diverse eating options, the Hong Kong food and beverage (F&B) market is currently worth US$159 million, according to Statista, with revenue predicted to grow 10.3% over the next five years.
5 Aug 2019
HK entrepreneur takes the lead
Regarded as a leader in his industry, Jason Sze is Group Managing Director of A.J. Mason Group, his family’s real estate development company, and has also founded several property ventures in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Canada, the United States and Australia.
29 July 2019
Raising mental health awareness in Hong Kong
Mental health is a growing problem around the world and its impact is significant – on individuals, families, businesses and the broader economy.
22 July 2019
Supporting young fashion designers
One-stop shop Designerooms gives young fashion designers an affordable space in which to work and connects them with pattern-makers, sewers and factories willing to take on small orders.
15 July 2019
Hong Kong hub city for wealth manager
James Russell is the newly appointed Managing Director of Equiom Hong Kong.
8 July 2019
Simple accounts ease banking headaches
Hong Kong has a well-deserved reputation as an easy place to do business.
2 July 2019
Canvassing for members
A veteran of Hong Kong’s real-estate scene – he founded the ACTS Group in 2005 – entrepreneur Carl Gouw has recently launched lifestyle brand Canvas, which offers complimentary stays at Asia-based hotel and residential developments, sessions with a life coach and the chance to network with its members.
24 June 2019
AmCham nurtures tomorrow’s talent
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) has launched its inaugural AmCham Future Leaders programme, a comprehensive leadership development programme aimed at young professionals.
17 June 2019
At your service, 24x7
In a city like Hong Kong, where upscale hotels are ubiquitous, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd.
10 June 2019
City retains IPO lead
Hong Kong’s position as a leading global initial public offering (IPO) venue continues, led by “new economy” companies going public.
3 June 2019
Executive brings expansive experience
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a large, diverse organisation with a broad remit – to further the interests of the city’s businesses across the world.
27 May 2019
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