Hong Kong’s role as an economic bridge for Mainland China into the global economy and as a top financial centre received a vote of confidence from Dr Janet Yellen, former Chair of the US Federal Reserve. Speaking beside the Asian Financial Forum 2020 where she was a keynote speaker, she expected the US central bank to maintain interest rates at neutral this year while urging the Fed to retain independence on economic policy.
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HKTDC kicked off it’s 2020 trade fairs with the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, held concurrently with the Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and Hong Kong International Stationery Fair. Over 2,950 global exhibitors showcased a broad selection of smart toys, quality products and creative stationery. Various thematic zones depict the latest trends, including those of environmental friendly toys. More
China has become an increasingly elderly society. With many people living longer and being better off, demand has inevitably grown for senior-specific products and services. HKTDC Research has completed a major review of the fast-expanding silver market, with its findings making it clear that China’s New Old are very different to their predecessors.More
The latest fintech innovations and next-gen ideas from around the world are showcased at the Asian Financial Forum (AFF). AFF is Asia’s leading platform for global financial and business leaders, fintech innovators and entrepreneurs as well as investors and venture capitalists to exchange insights, intelligence and business opportunities in the dynamic markets of Asia and beyond.
Robbert van Trooijen (Maersk) sees Hong Kong as a "very strong base" for managing their business operations in the region. We spoke to Mr van Trooijen at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference 2019 about how e-tailing is affecting traditional supply chains, and what plans they have for growing their presence in the Greater Bay Area.More
In recent years, India is making its way towards being an entrepreneurial technology hub. The country’s start-up ecosystem is actively forging partnerships with international communities, presenting a conducive environment for driving Hong Kong-India collaborations. More
The HKTDC International ICT Expo 2019 from 13-16 April focuses on “smart city, smart living”, with more than 610 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions. Among many features at ICT Expo are pavilions including those from the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) of the HKSAR Government, the Hangzhou Government and the “So French So Innovative” pavilion, underlining respective trends in innovation and new technologies.
The slowdown in the global economy and the proliferation of protectionism could see the level of Hong Kong’s exports decline still further in 2020. Hong Kong exports are under unprecedented pressure, largely on account of operational disruption and the uncertainties arising from trade protectionism and geopolitical frictions. HKTDC Research forecasts that the value of Hong Kong’s exports will decline by 2% in 2020.More
The Asian E-tailing Summit 2019 connected e-commerce businesses, particularly in Asia, said delegates. Troy Norcross of UK’s SER Team said Hong Kong is driving regional blockchain adoption and Dennis Chen from the Shenzhen Cross-Border E-Commerce Association saw Hong Kong as an international e-commerce window for the Greater Bay Area, while Artem Sokolov of the Russian Online Retail Association said the Summit brought together people to promote best practices.More