Commenting beside the Asian Financial Forum 2017 in Hong Kong, keynote speaker Dr Mohamed El-Erian described China’s Belt and Road Initiative as a supplement to the multilateral trading system, with Hong Kong contributing significantly to the Belt and Road’s development. The Chief Economic Advisor with Allianz also expected the US dollar to strengthen with about three interest rate hikes in 2017 and the prospect of US economic growth. More
The HKTDC Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair 2017 is the biggest event of its kind in Asia and second biggest in the world, providing participants an opportunity to see the latest products and trends, such as the Next Big Wave in STEM toys. STEM Toys involve science, technology, engineering or math and provide education as well as entertainment. More than 2,100 exhibitors from 42 countries and regions display their latest innovative, cutting-edge new products. More
The Shenzhen and Shanghai Stock Connect schemes accommodate the demand for multi-faceted investment opportunities on the Chinese mainland and in Hong Kong, fitting Belt and Road priorities such as Rmb internationalization, says MF Jebsen’s Clifford Wong. He believes the Initiative encourages increased business activities: good for MF Jebsen’s travel industry operations, for example.More
Tourism and retail sectors are considered pillars of Thailand's economy, sparking interest among Hong Kong investors despite uncertainties related to the ascension of a new Thai King. In this first of a two-part series created by NOW TV in collaboration with the HKTDC, the Council’s Chairman Vincent Lo offers his views on the market which looks set to benefit from China’s Belt and Road initiative.
A booming creative industry is leading to growth in marketing and related areas of the Thai economy, but areas related to science and technology are seen as sectors in need of growth. Part two of this series of reports produced by NOW TV in collaboration with the HKTDC looks at how the Thai Government has launched a seven-year investment promotion strategy to boost competitiveness by attracting foreign investment in the tech sector and an emerging e-commerce market.
Hong Kong tops the list of corporate treasury centres for Belt and Road countries, according to Carmen Ling of Standard Chartered Bank, following a roadshow she took to nine countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and Europe associated with the Initiative. She said the reasons include Hong Kong’s lack of currency controls, low taxes and its dominant role as an offshore Rmb centre – all exemplifying Hong Kong’s wealth of knowledge and experience.More
The total value of the halal market is estimated at some US$2.3 trillion at present. By 2030, the global Muslim population will have risen further to around a quarter of the world’s consumers. With the halal market only guaranteed to expand, recognised certification is essential for any business looking to service this sector.More
With over 120 years of history the Jebsen Group has been a successful conglomerate with operations tracing the land and sea routes of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Now, into the fourth generation of management, Markus Jebsen of investment holding firm MF Jebsen says the modern Initiative very much applies to the firm, particularly with its various travel-related businesses. More
Urbanovation represents the opportunities available to innovate all aspects of city life, according to James Law, CEO of James Law Cybertecture. Adopted as a key theme of the InnoDesignTech Expo 2016, the event explored how design and innovation become a key driving force for urban lifestyle and development. Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Mr Law discusses Hong Kong’s role as a trendsetter and connector to urbanovation development opportunities in this podcast interview.More
In this podcast interview, Anna Tang, Marketing Director of Hong Kong-based beverage distributor Oriental Pearl, discusses the new line of canned wine products her company unveiled at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair.More