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Young designers thrive virtually
Those born since the early 1990s are often referred to as “digital natives” since they grew up in an internet-powered world.
22 Sept 2020
Greater Bay Area enhances Hong Kong’s portal role
One of the most profound changes the world has seen in the first two decades of the 21st century has been the massive expansion in Mainland China’s economy.
15 Sept 2020
Pressure cooker for talent
Having spent decades growing into its role as one of the world’s financial capitals, with big, mature firms, Hong Kong has recently turned into a nursery for nimble young start-ups.
8 Sept 2020
FILMART Online draws nearly 7,000 buyers
As restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 kept audiences out of theatres across the world, entertainment quite literally streamed online. And Asia’s leading film and television content market also moved into the digital realm.
1 Sept 2020
Bicycles ride to rescue in Taiwan
One of the surprising beneficiaries of the global COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be the humble bicycle.
25 Aug 2020
Indonesia in transformation spotlight
The world’s manufacturing infrastructure and supply chains were undergoing profound changes last year, driven by trade disputes, rapid technological advances and the long-running rise of Asia.
18 Aug 2020
Redefining business for digital era
For the past decade Entrepreneur Day (E-Day), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has been a highlight on start-ups’ calendars in the city and beyond.
11 Aug 2020
Thailand beckons Hong Kong entrepreneurs
As traditional earnings models are under pressure from a basket of challenges - including the COVID-19 outbreak and Sino-United States trade conflict - many Hong Kong small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are looking to diversify into emerging markets such as Southeast Asian countries.
4 Aug 2020
Traders flock to cyberspace
The COVID-19 pandemic is keeping many suppliers, exporters, importers, buyers and investors confined at home – and no intelligence, artificial or otherwise, will reveal when regular physical travel can resume.
29 July 2020
COVID the transformer
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought drastic changes for all businesses with sectors such as cruise liners going into suspended animation while others, such as entertainment, transform themselves with such innovations as drive-in concerts (main picture).
28 July 2020
Self-driven scoops scour waters
Plastic pollution in oceans, rivers, harbours and lakes has become a hot-button issue around the world, including in Hong Kong where most people live and work near waterways and see the problem every day.
21 July 2020
Start-up sector bullish on comeback
Hong Kong’s start‑up scene was very much seen as riding high last year, a scenario viewed as set to fuel the innovation that is the lifeblood of the city.
14 July 2020
Virtual fair, real business
For hundreds of thousands of suppliers and buyers looking to continue with business despite COVID-19-induced travel restrictions, a convenient solution is at hand.
7 July 2020
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
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