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AI Transformation Surges Ahead
Discussions on artificial intelligence (AI) often turn into face-offs between the pros – who come up with pithy quotes of the “knowledge is power” or “data is the new oil” variety – and the cons who point to job losses and the danger of Terminator machines.
23 Oct 2018
Foreign Fare Wows Moscow Consumers at Food Expo
This year's Taste of Moscow event saw the chill of Western trade embargoes briefly lift as globally sourced gourmet delights and local restaurateurs jostled for the attention of munch-minded Muscovites in a four-day culinary cavalcade.
16 Oct 2018
‘In Style’ Showcase Draws Interest in Vietnam
Rapidly growing Vietnam now means much more to Hong Kong than being the home of pho, a destination for long-weekend breaks and a low-cost production base.
9 Oct 2018
SMEs Expand Global Footprint
More than 70% of Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are now exporting globally – a significant increase over the past three years, new industry research reveals.
2 Oct 2018
Smart Solutions for Fast-paced City
Since the local government released its Smart City Blueprint in December 2017, Hong Kong has been on course towards becoming a world-class smart city.
26 Sept 2018
Hong Kong Enterprises Adapt to Fickle Trade Regime
As trade tensions between the Chinese mainland and United States are causing uncertainty on both sides of the globe, Hong Kong small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are shoring up their businesses by developing strategies to meet the challenges posed.
18 Sept 2018
Hunt for Alpha goes High-tech
Stratospheric valuations and thin yields have left investors scrambling for high-alpha assets that will bring rich returns, but the hunt is harder every year, and the quarry more elusive.
11 Sept 2018
“Russia's Amazon” Overhauls Third-party Sales Platform Proposition
Ozon.ru, Russia's largest and longest-established online retailer, is set to implement dramatic changes to its marketplace model, the facility that allows third-party businesses to access its nationwide sales and distribution platform.
4 Sept 2018
Africa 4.0: A New Digital Dawn for the World's Less-Developed Region
When the BRICS summit – the annual gathering of the leaders of the five most-significant developing nations – came to Johannesburg in July, the focus was very much on next-level technology.
28 Aug 2018
User-generated Content and High-tech Cameras Dominate Media Expo
Visitors braving the wintry chill were treated to a glimpse of the future – at least as far as media industry content creation is concerned – at London's BVE event, the United Kingdom’s leading broadcast, production and media tech show.
22 Aug 2018
Asia Looks to Japan and Europe for Elderly Care Models
With drastically changing demographics set to transform many Asian countries into elderly centric economies, the Ageing Asia event looked to learn the lessons of nations that have already successfully managed this reinvention.
20 Aug 2018
Fourth Industrial Revolutionaries Plot Future Form of Factories
The Fourth Industrial Revolution visited the heartlands of the First earlier this year when the Factories of the Future Expo came to Manchester, the 18th century site of the world’s initial steps towards automation and mass manufacturing.
7 Aug 2018
Italian Creativity Leverages Hong Kong Platform
Hong Kong’s strategic location and favourable business environment make the city a magnet to entrepreneurs from around the world.
6 Aug 2018
HKTDC Annual Report Highlights Opportunities from Belt and Road
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) recently published its 2017/18 Annual Report, highlighting its activities held during the past financial year ending March 2018, including promotions for the Belt and Road Initiative.
30 July 2018
Asia Pacific Duty Free Shopping Accounts for Almost Half of World Total
While the surge in outward-bound tourism numbers from across Asia – and particularly from mainland China – has been well-documented, with the phenomenon endlessly debated at various travel-trade events, a number of ancillary sectors have also seen their fortunes transformed, though many have been notably less-inclined to publicly highlight their windfall.
17 July 2018
Real-Time Payments: The Way Forward?
Speaking at Seamless Asia 2019 – a showcase for innovative online payment systems – Paul Stoddart, Chief Executive of Vocalink, a London-based payment processing specialist, made a characteristically bold prediction.
11 July 2018
Belt and Road Summit Attracted 5,000 Participants
The third Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), attracted some 5,000 participants from 55 countries and regions on 28 June at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
4 July 2018
Brunei to Prosper from BRI-backed Refinery
The news that work on a 2.7km bridge connecting Bandar Seri Begawan, the Brunei capital, with the neighbouring island of Pulau Muara Besar (PMB) had been completed late last month marked the successful conclusion of the country's first Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project.
26 June 2018
Cautious Optimism over Trade
Sentiment among local exporters has not been much affected by the risk of a Sino-US trade war, according to a recent study by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
22 June 2018
Enter the Dragon
Despite the fact that only 5% of mainlanders held passports, China unleashed 130 million outward-bound tourists last year.
19 June 2018
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