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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
Addressing Vietnam’s Supply Chain Shortfall
Vietnam's status as one of the fastest-growing Asian economies has largely been driven by the expansion of its manufacturing industries and, more specifically, by its burgeoning electronics sector.
1 March 2017
Collaborative Technology: Trade’s New Trend
Bankers’ projections, e-commerce players’ experiences and trade developments signal growing use of the latest online software and techniques to trade successfully.
23 Feb 2017
SME Support in Southeast Asia
Starting a business has never been easier in Malaysia, according to participants at the SME Solutions Expo last September in Kuala Lumpur.
20 Feb 2017
The second-largest economy in the 10-nation ASEAN community, Thailand also has the highest number of outside-ASEAN tourists, making it a solid international showcase for products and services from Hong Kong.
7 Feb 2017
Gateway to Free Trade
The future of global trade dominated proceedings at this year’s Asian Financial Forum (AFF), held 16-17 January, in Hong Kong.
27 Jan 2017
LinkedIn to Southeast Asia
Facebook is the undisputed social media leader in the B2C marketing sector across the ASEAN bloc, LinkedIn, however, is edging ahead as the B2B platform of choice.
25 Jan 2017
Seeing the Light
This year's Indo LED & Light Expo, held last October, saw the majority of domestic and overseas manufacturers largely optimistic about prospects in Indonesia's LED lighting sector.
17 Jan 2017
Global IPO Leader
Uncertainties such as the slow global economic recovery, Brexit, the presidential elections in the United States and rising interest rates led to a less-than-ideal worldwide fundraising climate, professional services firm PwC reports.
10 Jan 2017
By ASEAN standards, Indonesia has been a slow developer in terms of Internet penetration.
9 Jan 2017
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