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Roadmaps for SMEs
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to keep up to date with rapid technological changes that impact almost every aspect of business.
10 Feb 2020
Impact investing gains ground
Environment, social and governance (ESG) issues took centre-stage at this year’s Asian Financial Forum, in line with its theme “Redefining Growth: Innovation ∙ Breakthrough ∙ Inclusiveness” (AFF). Impact investing – where managers direct resources to achieve positive environmental and social impacts – was one of the hot topics at the event.
3 Feb 2020
Family-friendly recruitment draws strong demand
Even the most highly qualified, skilled women can find it difficult to re-enter the workplace after taking time out to have a family. Hong Kong niche recruitment firm PIVOT aims to bridge the gap by connecting high-calibre women with some of the city’s most esteemed companies.
20 Jan 2020
Communicating from the heart
If you struggle to put your message across, then you may consider enlisting the help of a consultancy such as Louder, which encourages clients to speak from the heart and become masters of body language before they step up to make that big presentation.
13 Jan 2020
Toast to artisanal wines
Intense interest from industry players at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair in November testifies to the city’s role as a wine hub, where merchants including bespoke vintners find a welcoming market.
6 Jan 2020
Drones probe floors for flaws
Buildings often have impressive facades but hidden flaws can bring expensive disasters.
30 Dec 2019
Audits on fitness
Those keen to break bad habits for good as the new decade approaches can consider accountability coaches, who take a holistic approach, going beyond exercise plans and gym routines.
16 Dec 2019
Healthy eating spiced up
Healthy eating does not have to mean compromising on flavour, chef Renaud Marin of Hong Kong’s Asaya Kitchen believes.
9 Dec 2019
Global supply-chain overhaul
Fast-moving economic and geopolitical events around the world are driving a reset for the economy in Hong Kong.
2 Dec 2019
Grasping growth opportunities
Supply chains across the world are changing abruptly as many countries adopt protectionist stances resulting in trade conflicts such as that between Mainland China and the United States.
25 Nov 2019
Global reset
With an open, trade-dependent economy in the world’s most dynamic region, Hong Kong frequently finds itself adapting to new circumstances.
18 Nov 2019
Government shores up support for SMEs
As protectionism increases and the trade conflict between the United States and Mainland China lingers, the threat of recession hangs over Hong Kong’s externally oriented economy.
11 Nov 2019
Staff-first policy brings rewards
With an average working week of 50 hours, according to a recent UBS survey, many Hong Kong employees feel dissatisfied.
4 Nov 2019
VC firm sees golden opportunities
Founded in 2002 in Shanghai, Gobi Partners was one of first venture capital (VC) firms to establish itself in Mainland China and currently has 10 offices across Asia, with more than US$1.1 billion in assets under management.
28 Oct 2019
Italy celebrates Hong Kong links
Hong Kong’s Italian community has grown and is now 5,000-strong.
21 Oct 2019
Table-filler app set to expand
Founded in 2013 in Thailand and established in Hong Kong in 2015, Eatigo helps restaurants fill up empty tables by offering discounts to diners at different times of the day through its mobile app.
14 Oct 2019
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
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