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HKTDC Research Experts

 

Introducing the HKTDC's Senior Economists

 

Identifying promising new trends and markets for SMEs is a central mission of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Our senior economists conduct in-depth research into developed and emerging markets and identify new business opportunities.

 

HKTDC economists can speak to broadcast and print media to elaborate on their first-hand research into promising new markets.

 

Our economists can provide interviews for timely commentary and analysis. They may also offer insights on news related to their studies of trade, business and macroeconomic issues.

 

The HKTDC has issued a wide variety of reports highlighting business opportunities in traditional and emerging markets. Our economists also regularly study:

 

bullet Consumer behaviour and business practices in global markets and implications for Hong Kong
bullet Hong Kong's trade outlook
bullet Business opportunities related to the Chinese mainland

 

 

Meet the economists:

 

Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research

 

   

Research Interests

bullet Regional trade and economic integration
bullet Asian economic development
bullet International finance
bullet Monetary and fiscal policy
bullet Investment strategy

 

Mr Kwan joined the HKTDC as Director of Research in May 2013.

 

A seasoned economist, Mr Kwan has 35 years of experience in economic and business research, including more than six years at Standard Chartered Bank as its Asia Research Head, seven years working for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority covering both macroeconomic and policy research, and 11 years at Merrill Lynch as its Asia Regional Chief Economist.

 

Tel: 852 2240 5891   Email: nicholas.km.kwan@hktdc.org

 

 

 

Nicholas
Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research

Pansy Yau, Deputy Director of Research

 

   

Research Interests

bullet Relations with Greater China
bullet China's economic reforms and development
bullet China's consumer market
bullet International supply chains and sourcing

 

Ms Yau joined the HKTDC in 1991. She is experienced in business and policy research, having done 17 years' research on China. She is conversant with the development of China as a production base and its competiveness in the international supply chain. She also follows closely changes in the middle class and distribution channels in China.

 

Tel: 852 2240 5892   Email: pansy.yau@hktdc.org

 

 

Pansy

Pansy Yau, Deputy Director of Research

Dickson Ho, Principal Economist (Asian and Emerging Markets)

 

   

Research Interests

bullet Trends and features of Hong Kong's major service industries
bullet Business opportunities in East Asia (excluding Greater China) and South Asia
bullet Market and trade developments in the Middle East and Africa

 

Mr Ho focuses on trade in services and business developments affecting Hong Kong services suppliers, including their access to the Chinese mainland market under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA).

 

Tel: 852 2240-5906   Email: dickson.tk.ho@hktdc.org

 

 

Dickson 

Dickson Ho, Principal Economist (Asian and Emerging Markets)

Daniel Poon, Principal Economist (Global Research)

 

   

Research Interests

bullet Trade and economic developments in Hong Kong
bullet Trends and features of Hong Kong's major manufacturing industries
bullet Market and trade developments in the Americas and Europe
bullet Trade policies and regulatory changes in the US and EU
bullet Business opportunities in Latin America and emerging Europe

 

Mr Poon is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance, trends and competitiveness of Hong Kong's economy with respect to merchandise exports.

 

Tel: 852 2240 5912   Email: daniel.poon@hktdc.org

 

 

Daniel

Daniel Poon, Principal Economist (Global Research)

Billy Wong, Principal Economist (Greater China)

 

   

Research Interests

bullet Hong Kong-Chinese mainland economic and trade relations
bullet China trade and investment policy
bullet China export processing trade
bullet China consumer market

 

Mr Wong is responsible for China market research and has been with the HKTDC since 1996. Before joining the HKTDC, Mr Wong worked in the Research Department of Standard Chartered Bank.

 

Tel: (852) 2240 5900   Email: billy.wong@hktdc.org

 

Billy

Billy Wong,
Principal Economist
(Greater China)