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Build Them, and They will Come
With tourism a high priority for Indonesia, the sector not surprisingly is integrated into the country's Special Economic Zone (SEZ) programme.
29 Aug 2017
Nothing focuses minds like the prospect of a looming disruption.
22 Aug 2017
Trading Scheme Connects with Investors
Bond Connect, a cross-border trading scheme providing access to China’s US$9 trillion bond market via the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), saw more than Rmb7 billion (US$1 billion) worth of Chinese mainland bonds traded by international investors on its July launch.
17 Aug 2017
Accelerating Thailand’s SEZ Programme
When it comes to developing Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Thailand was something of a late starter.
9 Aug 2017
Food, Glorious Food
In 2016, Hong Kong people ate their way through 860 tonnes of rice, 2,323 tonnes of vegetables, and eight tonnes of premium beef.
1 Aug 2017
Asia Leads the Way in Online Sales
Asia-Pacific is the largest region in terms of online retail sales, containing both the largest market – China – and the fastest-growing – India – according to a recent report by the US research group, Forrester Data.
26 July 2017
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
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