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Busting breast cancer
This story is a part of the Hong Kong Means Business “Powered by HSBC – Bridging the GBA” series.
15 Oct 2021
Start-ups boom in hub city
With all the key features of a start-up hub – including accessibility, world-class universities and a deep talent pool – Hong Kong is a magnet for entrepreneurs, boosting the number of start-ups in the city to a fresh record.
11 Oct 2021
Mexico shops online
In the webinar “The E‑Commerce Route into Mexico” recently organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) Research Department, Mexican pundits were invited to elaborate on the country’s economic situation and digital market landscape after the COVID-19 pandemic and share their insights on how best to venture into the market.
8 Oct 2021
Non-fungible tokens loom large at licensing expo
From virtual masterpieces to immersive escape rooms, the licensing industry, for one, has been quick to adapt to the new post‑COVID-19 pandemic reality. This was the key message underlined time and again at the recent 2021 virtual edition of the Licensing Expo, an annual event traditionally held in Las Vegas.
28 Sept 2021
Recovery time
Quality timepieces call to mind the image of the watchmaker painstakingly assembling cogs and springs. Modern watchmakers identify with this image of tradition and craftsmanship but when marketing products, they are firmly placed in the cyber 21st-century.
21 Sept 2021
AI flags up knee osteoarthritis
This story is the second in Hong Kong Means Business’s ”Powered by HSBC – Bridging the GBA” series.
17 Sept 2021
Belt and Road pivots on GBA
As all the items tossed into the sky by the global COVID-19 pandemic settled back to earth, the world took on a new shape. The shake-up has accentuated the need for global economic cooperation, putting the spotlight on such international collaboration programmes as the Belt and Road Initiative, which is supported by an economic growth engine -- the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
8 Sept 2021
Robots transform surgery
Painting in a bottle is an ancient Chinese craft where artists insert tiny angled brushes through bottlenecks to create masterpieces using the inside of the clear glass as a “canvas”.
31 Aug 2021
Movable feast for consumers
Hong Kong people have long beaten a path to destinations far and near in search of new sights, cultures, environments and of course food and drink.
24 Aug 2021
Jumping into market gap
Just as COVID-19 appeared out of nowhere and swept across the world, some fleet-of-foot companies adapted quickly and moved to fill recently created markets.
17 Aug 2021
Adaptability rules for entrepreneurs
From Krakow to Vladivostok and St Petersburg to Sofia, the gigantic Eastern European region is known for its many start-up centres, which draw on a well-educated population, low costs and a host of other advantages.
10 Aug 2021
Jewellery sparkles on for Hong Kong
The world might have moved on from JP Morgan’s infamous 1912 quote “Gold is money”, but global financial hub Hong Kong is also a thriving centre for trade in things that gleam, glitter and sparkle.
3 Aug 2021
Technology hubs prove their worth
The COVID-19 pandemic has fast-forwarded technology-driven transformation across the globe and many commentators have said since much technology work can be done anywhere geographically, technology hubs are declining in importance.
27 July 2021
Big-tent events bounce back
A year and a half after the COVID-19 pandemic started impacting activities around the world, big events now appear to be back with a bang and their success – or otherwise – will prove something of a litmus test for the potential relaunch of the exhibition sector as a whole.
20 July 2021
IoT first-mover eyes GBA market
As technology advances, so does the development of healthcare services. In recent years, the Hong Kong government has been actively reforming the local healthcare system. The 2019-20 Budget earmarked an additional HK$5 billion for the Hospital Authority (HA) to accelerate the upgrade or acquisition of advanced medical devices and information technology (IT) equipment, to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare services.
13 July 2021
Cash is king in GBA
Credit and talent are priorities for enterprises in the rapidly growing Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), according to a recent survey.
6 July 2021
Popular fair an open book
As a cosmopolitan city with a thoroughly educated, well-travelled and world-wise population, Hong Kong has many voracious readers eager to stock up their bookshelves. A highlight in any Hong Kong bookworm’s calendar is the city’s annual festival of literature, the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, which is returning soon.
29 June 2021
Banking on GBA
Small, nimble firms are well suited to thrive in the fast growing and rapidly changing Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) but often find moving into unfamiliar environments challenging.
23 June 2021
Perfect pad for economic re-launch
As the world of trade and industry resets and consolidates following the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia has re-emerged as a promising market for international companies. In tapping these new opportunities, successful companies soon realise that working with Hong Kong adds value to their business.
15 June 2021
East meets east for start-ups
With well-educated populations, sophisticated infrastructure but relatively low costs, eastern European countries, including Russia, are fertile grounds for start-ups and naturally are turning their attention to Hong Kong.
8 June 2021
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