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Solution for financial indigestion
Scanning reams of financial documents while sorting through bundles of data is an essential skill for anyone running a business – and Hong Kong fintech start-up Apoidea has won favour with investors by offering artificial intelligence (AI) solutions which take on this process.
30 June 2020
Rapid reliable tests vital in virus fight
The rapid spread of COVID-19, which has infected more than eight million people across the planet and led to over 400,000 deaths, presents the world with an unprecedented health and economic challenge, especially to the frontline medical professionals risking their lives taking care of COVID-19 patients.
23 June 2020
Volatile environment favours start-ups
The COVID-19 outbreak is driving drastic overhauls of economies and business operating models worldwide.
16 June 2020
Artworks go under digital gavel
With live auctions cancelled since January and no offline events scheduled until July, Christie’s Asia-Pacific has needed to be creative in its approach to keeping buyers and sellers interested.
9 June 2020
Hotels gear up for recovery
Measures to control the COVID-19 outbreak – especially restrictions on travellers from overseas and Mainland China – have had a heavy impact on Hong Kong’s tourism and hospitality sectors.
2 June 2020
Semiconductor maker follows the sun
Relocating operations has been a perennial theme for businesses in Hong Kong. From the 1950s to 1970s manufacturers flocked to the city, turning it into the factory of the world for everything from textiles and toys to semiconductors.
26 May 2020
Expansion hub for Korean bank
As two of the four “Asian Tiger” economies which achieved spectacular expansion in the 1980s, Hong Kong and Korea (the others being Taiwan and Singapore) have extensive and growing trade, investment and business links.
19 May 2020
The medical industry eyes Indonesia
With a population of 270 million and growing, Indonesia is the largest market in Southeast Asia.
12 May 2020
World flocks to digital expo
The pilot month-long Spring Virtual Expo – organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) on its online marketplace hktdc.com Sourcing in April – drew 1.4 million online visitors from around the world.
8 May 2020
Logistics transformation surges
Mature digital logistics start-up Freightos Group finds itself front and centre in the massive, global supply-chain overhaul the COVID-19 outbreak has precipitated.
5 May 2020
Fashion retailers flock to cyberspace
The fashion retail market has become fiercely competitive in recent years, and pressure from external factors such as the Sino-United States trade dispute has aggravated the challenge.
28 April 2020
Russian retailers go online through mergers
Russia’s already crowded and highly competitive online market has had to make room for a new player.
27 April 2020
Helping SMEs to market
An ability to adapt to challenges and move forward to seize the opportunities that inevitably appear during worldwide shake-ups is a feature of Hong Kong’s nimble, world-facing economy.
21 April 2020
Back-end providers ride data wave
The most recent edition of XTech, Japan's primary information and communications technology (ICT) event, drew on the sense of national optimism occasioned by the since rescheduled Olympic Games, while also being bolstered by a number of trends that have rejuvenated the sector overall.
20 April 2020
Innovators will drive recovery
Keeping Hong Kong businesses afloat during the COVID-19 outbreak is at the top of many to-do lists at the moment but looking to the post-outbreak world, and making sure companies can thrive in that new environment, is also receiving attention.
14 April 2020
Launch pad for start-ups
Hong Kong has a vibrant start-up ecosystem, with inventive entrepreneurs creating innovative solutions in artificial intelligence (AI), fintech, biotech, smart city and much more.
7 April 2020
Robots move into smaller factories
Discerning attendees at the most recent edition of Nepcon Nagoya, a major Japanese biannual electronics exhibition, no doubt came away with a fairly firm grasp of the key automation, robotics and smart technology trends that are set to reshape their respective sectors in the year to come.
6 April 2020
Express lane for start-ups
Technology is driving the rapid changes sweeping across the world and is itself evolving rapidly to help companies and people adapt to these changes – a vast, global virtuous circle.
31 March 2020
Innovation rules at BioJapan Expo
Viewed as very much a new frontier, the defining characteristics of the biotechnology sector appear to be the sheer breadth of its potential applications and the need for in-depth specialisation to make good on any of its myriad possibilities.
30 March 2020
Exhibitions go digital
The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted business activity across the globe, with hundreds of exhibitions worldwide being postponed or even cancelled, depriving many companies across the board of opportunities to promote themselves.
30 March 2020
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