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Rebalancing Malaysia’s Economic Growth
The development of Malaysia's growing number of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) is being shaped by several investment requirements related to the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as by a change in government priorities.
18 July 2017
Connecting Asia through IoT
"Making $ense in a Connected World" was the mission statement of this year’s IoT Asia, held in Singapore in March.
11 July 2017
While Internet penetration in Africa is growing steadily, the gap between urban-connected people and the digitally disenfranchised rural population is a growing cause for concern.
4 July 2017
Italian Start-ups Iterate Success in Hong Kong
Out of more than 2,000 start-ups that have set up in Hong Kong over the past two years, 35 per cent of the companies were started by expatriate entrepreneurs.
27 June 2017
Hong Kong Exports Gather Steam
Hong Kong’s export sentiment has reached a four-year high, according to the latest Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Export Index.
21 June 2017
Venture Opportunities in the Philippines
According to the Asian Development Bank, the Philippines is poised to see 6.4 per cent GDP growth this year, followed by 6.6 per cent in 2018.
15 June 2017
Convergence on Belt and Road Infrastructure Projects
Despite having achieved remarkable economic progress in recent years, Vietnam’s weak infrastructure is seen as a hindrance to future development.
7 June 2017
Golden Opportunities in Philippine Port Sector
A distinctly optimistic view of the future prospects of the local maritime industry pervaded at the Philippine Ports and Shipping 2017 trade show in February.
5 June 2017
Creative Hong Kong
Since setting up in Hong Kong three years ago, the Quick Word Company has written for more than 180 brands across a wide range of industries.
23 May 2017
Home-grown Innovation Shines
From a cloud-based animated video creation platform to a disruptive F&B start-up; from a safe-driving Fintech breakthrough to a student-invented mental health diagnostic tool, the awards shone a spotlight on the type of ingenuity that is taking Hong Kong's information communications technology (ICT) expertise to the world stage.
16 May 2017
Taking a Bite out of Belt and Road Opportunities
A joint commitment by China and New Zealand to support the Belt and Road Initiative was marked by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during the Chinese official’s state visit in March 2017.
9 May 2017
Focus on China Film Market
This year's Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART) took place amid a series of seismic changes set to transform the Chinese mainland film industry.
4 May 2017
Thai-China Belt and Road Link on Track
The anchor project of Thailand's Belt and Road-related infrastructure plans has long been the construction of a new rail line connecting Bangkok to China via Laos.
25 April 2017
Myanmar’s New Economic Dawn
The benefits Myanmar could receive as a consequence of China's Belt and Road Initiative are potentially massive, not least because of its strategic location.
19 April 2017
Getting a Slice of Indonesia’s Food and Pharma Sectors
With Indonesia's pharmaceutical and food and beverage (F&B) manufacturing industries growing rapidly, Jakarta's AllPack Indonesia trade event last October offered valuable insights into these increasingly competitive sectors.
12 April 2017
Young Start-ups Flourish
According to a survey by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), a record 1,926 start-ups engaged in various tech sectors were operating at different co-working space, incubator or accelerator locations across Hong Kong in 2016.
6 April 2017
Malaysia’s Malacca Advantage
When China's Belt and Road Initiative was unveiled four years ago, Malaysia was among those expected to benefit substantially from the investments on offer and the potential cooperation opportunities.
29 March 2017
Mightiest of the Mighty Five Manufacturers
Amid a global shift in the manufacturing hierarchy, the Mighty Five cluster – Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Vietnam – is expected to assume an increasingly significant role.
22 March 2017
Light in the Export Tunnel
In its latest findings, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) Export Index for the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), rose to 47.1, an increase of 13.4 from the fourth quarter of 2016, marking the biggest jump in recent years, although it remains below the watershed mark of 50.
14 March 2017
Mainland Banks Branch out to Hong Kong
Research from real estate services firm JLL has found that as some of the larger Western banks downsize their Hong Kong operations by relocating from their Central offices, space in the prime office market is quickly being filled by the growth of Chinese mainland financial institutions.
13 March 2017
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