An employee-driven Hong Kong brewery is experimenting with craft ales to draw in customers that usually avoid beer.
24 January 2022
The bars may be temporarily closed in Hong Kong, but the city’s beers are enjoying increased interest from consumers keen to support home-grown products – and one of the success stories is Carbon Brews.More
With their pandemic recovery well under way, Hong Kong enterprises are now looking at expansion, with many targeting the GBA.
17 January 2022
Hong Kong-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are continuing to display resilience, with almost half those questioned in a recent survey planning for post-pandemic growth. The 2022 Hong Kong Business Outlook Study from American Express, conducted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council, shows these bullish enterprises are looking at cross-border expansion, with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) the most popular target (main picture shows Huizhou).More
Most hiring executives in Hong Kong anticipate increasing headcount in the first quarter of the new year.
10 January 2022
Employment prospects in Hong Kong are looking up as 2022 begins, with robust hiring activity expected in the first quarter. The latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey – a comprehensive, forward-looking employment survey used globally as a key economic indicator – gave this optimistic outlook. Lancy Chui, Senior Vice President at ManpowerGroup Greater China Limited, interprets the findings.More
The latest Business of Design Week considered how to configure a post-COVID world.
28 December 2021
Asia’s premier design and innovation event, this year’s iteration of Business of Design Week (BODW) evaluated the impact design has on society and addressed how the COVID-19 pandemic had led people to re-evaluate their approach to design.More
Interest expands to secondary centres in Guangdong Province as the rapidly growing region’s transport network matures.
20 December 2021
The rapid development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) in recent years, coupled with a maturing transport network, has driven industrial transformation and shifts in real-estate investment in the region. Apart from Shenzhen and Guangzhou, investors have also set eyes on the second tier of cities in Guangdong Province.More
International auctions are drawing attention as the pandemic re-orders the market while digital art grows in influence.
13 December 2021
Hong Kong has overtaken London as the second-biggest contemporary art auction market in the world, behind New York, according to art market tracking site ArtTactic. In the first eight months of last year, the city increased its market share to 26%, from 20% for the whole of 2019, with US$314.6 million in auction sales, compared to London’s $303.5 million.More
As time horizons shrink, companies are seeking workspaces that can expand or contract quickly.
06 December 2021
A shift in the workplace paradigm is driving demand for what Hans Leijten, CEO of Compass Offices – a leading flexible office space provider in the Asia-Pacific with a presence in nine cities – calls the “business-ready office”. To meet this market need, Compass is opening four new locations in Hong Kong – the city where Compass was founded in 2009.More
An entrepreneur is coaching wannabe models of all shapes and sizes to move the industry away from the stereotypical look.
29 November 2021
Noting that advertising campaigns often feature unrealistically shaped models, Hong Kong Model Camp seeks to encourage clients to accept themselves for who they are. The local start-up’s clients range from wannabe models to professionals keen to act more confidently in meetings.More
A Hong Kong innovator’s ingredient-disclosure app is encouraging the industry to become more transparent.
15 November 2021
Beauty is big business in Hong Kong, with beauty and personal care revenue reaching US$1.95 billion in 2021, according to Statista. But consumers’ needs are evolving and great marketing and glossy packaging for beauty products are no longer always enough to seal the deal.More
Consumers are switching away from high-sugar drinks, a boon for canned sparkling tea tonics producer Lify Wellness. The firm offers sugar-free tea-based beverages with herbal additives including ginseng and turmeric, boosting consumers’ vitamin C and collagen levels.More