Until recently the words “Middle East” simply called to mind a source of mineral energy resources and lengthy history, but recently the region has become a powerhouse of innovative technologies, as well as both a source and destination for investment funds.
France has had a long, constructive relationship with Hong Kong. To further strengthen bilateral ties, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) chose Paris as the first destination outside of Asia for its Think Business, Think Hong Kong (TBTHK) campaign, following the end of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Links between Hong Kong and Southeast Asia are strengthening, as both balance the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic with global challenges posed by supply chain interruptions, inflationary pressures and geopolitical tensions.
Business links between Hong Kong and Southeast Asia are growing faster than a rain-forest bamboo grove, prompting the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to organise a mission to Singapore, the business hub of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Indonesia, the biggest ASEAN member, and nimble technology developer Malaysia.
Closer economic and trade development between Hong Kong and Mainland China in recent years has prompted many mainland securities companies to build a global presence through the financial hub of Hong Kong.
Easy BUD, a simplified application process for the government’s Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales (BUD Fund), was launched last month to cut the processing time for applications.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is rapidly maturing into a world-class hub for both finance and innovation-technology, leading to greater integration between Hong Kong and the nine GBA centres in Mainland China.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is maturing into a key market and investment destination for Hong Kong firms, as well as a source of commodities and capital. Bangkok, capital of Thailand, lies in the heart of this fast-growing region.
上天堂下杭,蘇 (above is heaven below are Hangzhou, Suzhou) goes the old saying about two remarkably beautiful cities in the Yangtze Delta. And this week in Hong Kong, the focus has been on Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, and the province as a whole.
Across the world most people allocate the bulk of their earnings to home purchases and home-loan financing – only to find, when they reach their golden years, that their home is hard to turn into the silver they need for daily living.