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Thriving in fast-paced restaurant scene
Widely regarded as a global dining capital with its diverse eating options, the Hong Kong food and beverage (F&B) market is currently worth US$159 million, according to Statista, with revenue predicted to grow 10.3% over the next five years.
5 Aug 2019
HK entrepreneur takes the lead
Regarded as a leader in his industry, Jason Sze is Group Managing Director of A.J. Mason Group, his family’s real estate development company, and has also founded several property ventures in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Canada, the United States and Australia.
29 July 2019
Raising mental health awareness in Hong Kong
Mental health is a growing problem around the world and its impact is significant – on individuals, families, businesses and the broader economy.
22 July 2019
Supporting young fashion designers
One-stop shop Designerooms gives young fashion designers an affordable space in which to work and connects them with pattern-makers, sewers and factories willing to take on small orders.
15 July 2019
Hong Kong hub city for wealth manager
James Russell is the newly appointed Managing Director of Equiom Hong Kong.
8 July 2019
Simple accounts ease banking headaches
Hong Kong has a well-deserved reputation as an easy place to do business.
2 July 2019
Canvassing for members
A veteran of Hong Kong’s real-estate scene – he founded the ACTS Group in 2005 – entrepreneur Carl Gouw has recently launched lifestyle brand Canvas, which offers complimentary stays at Asia-based hotel and residential developments, sessions with a life coach and the chance to network with its members.
24 June 2019
AmCham nurtures tomorrow’s talent
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) has launched its inaugural AmCham Future Leaders programme, a comprehensive leadership development programme aimed at young professionals.
17 June 2019
At your service, 24x7
In a city like Hong Kong, where upscale hotels are ubiquitous, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd.
10 June 2019
City retains IPO lead
Hong Kong’s position as a leading global initial public offering (IPO) venue continues, led by “new economy” companies going public.
3 June 2019
Executive brings expansive experience
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a large, diverse organisation with a broad remit – to further the interests of the city’s businesses across the world.
27 May 2019
Looking back on transformative years
After four decades of service with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Deputy Executive Director Raymond Yip retires this week, on 21 May.
20 May 2019
Bullish outlook for Hong Kong logistics properties
Investor demand for high-quality logistics assets rises every year and Hong Kong is the pick of Asia-Pacific locations, a report from commercial real-estate services and investment firm CBRE shows.
14 May 2019
Traders face complex world
Trade tensions between the United States and Mainland China have fundamentally changed the way global trade is conducted; the threat of tariffs is now seen as a negotiating tool when it comes to securing wider objectives.
6 May 2019
Beauty-products maker puts world first
The Davines Group – a hair- and skin-care products maker based in Parma, northern Italy – puts environmental sustainability at the centre of its business.
29 April 2019
Designs on Hong Kong
A tourism project visualised as an open-air gallery, Design District Hong Kong (#ddHK), has transformed the streets of Wan Chai and Sham Shui Po, with designs that depict different Hong Kong stories under the theme of “Connected City: Hong Kong Stories”.
23 April 2019
A toast to Hemingway
After a triumphant year for Soho cocktail bar The Old Man – ranked No. 10 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list, No 5 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars and winner of Drink Magazine Bar Awards’ Asia Bar and Bartender of the Year Awards – founders Agung Prabowo, James Tamang and Roman Ghale have announced the opening of their second venture, The Sea by The Old Man, in Sheung Wan.
15 April 2019
Taking inspiration from UK design
A year-long programme of events was launched last month to showcase the United Kingdom’s expertise in design and increase creative collaboration with Hong Kong.
8 April 2019
Headhunter spreads wings to Hong Kong
The Singapore-headquartered, multi-disciplinary recruitment agency Space Executive last year chose Hong Kong as the location for its next Asia office.
1 April 2019
Public spaces reimagined
This year looks set to be a momentous one for the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), with the Xiqu Performing Arts Centre making its debut this January and a new pavilion unveiled this month by local architects New Office Works after the practice won the inaugural West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) Young Architects & Designers Competition.
25 March 2019
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