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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
Innovators step up in Hong Kong
Innovation and technology (I&T) is rapidly transforming every field of business – from accounting to yachting – and I&T itself is a burgeoning economic activity.
24 March 2020
Hong Kong builds CBD2.0
Visitors to Hong Kong in earlier times were often struck by the contrast between the towers of steel and concrete crowded in the central business districts (CBD) on the north side of the Island and Tsim Sha Tsui Peninsula, and the vast area of empty and flat land in East Kowloon, created by the 1998 closure of the former airport at Kai Tak.
17 March 2020
Banks shore up SMEs
The COVID-19 outbreak has brought an abrupt slowdown in economic activity across the world, and particularly in East Asia.
10 March 2020
Makeover budget
Faced with a rapidly changing world, outward-facing Hong Kong has been re-inventing itself for several years, boosting innovation and technology and deepening its integration with Mainland China.
3 March 2020
Lifeline for SMEs, start-ups
Fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak has affected almost all businesses in Hong Kong but the many trade-focused small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face a stiffer challenge than most as prolonged factory shutdowns in Mainland China have weighed on the global supply chain network.
25 Feb 2020
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