Hong Kong’s hub and connector status – serving as a gateway between Mainland China and the rest of the world, and a pivot point for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and the new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – makes the city a natural focus point for the Belt and Road Initiative.
The COVID‑19 pandemic resulted in huge disruptions to the global supply chain, leading many businesses – including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the backbone of the world economy – to recalibrate their strategies and shift to a more sustainable approach.
This story is a part of the Hong Kong Means Business “Powered by HSBC – Bridging the GBA” series.
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 31st HKTDC Education & Careers Expo ran for four days late last month at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The expo ran in parallel with three other HKTDC events – the Hong Kong Book Fair, Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks.
From buy-one-get-one-free Michelin-starred meals to 30% discounts at top retail outlets, credit cards offer plenty of attractive deals – yet many consumers remain unaware of them. Realising that many deals go unnoticed by consumers, former investment banker turned entrepreneur David B. Wang was inspired to set up krip, a personalised credit card deal platform, which launched this May.
With Mainland China setting 2060 as the deadline for carbon neutrality, sustainable development has become an important goal for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and global bank HSBC have teamed up to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) upgrade in order to achieve environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives.
Japanese cuisine is a firm favourite with diners in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. Data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan shows that the mainland has, for the first time become the leading market for Japanese food exports.
The inflation currently sweeping across the globe is relatively muted in Hong Kong and Mainland China, but cost rises for raw materials energy are starting to have an impact on industries in the export-focused Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
Foreign trade from and into the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) rebounded in March after a big dip in February. The dip, an annual event, was far less pronounced in the GBA than in the rest of Mainland China, with the stability of growth underscoring the resilience of the region’s manufacturing base and overall economy.
The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) is helping businesses from Mainland China to enter the Hong Kong market and use the city as their launchpad for global expansion. In a report from global real estate consultancy Knight Frank, Patrick Mak, Executive Director Head of Kowloon Office Strategy & Solutions & Head of Tenant Representation, Greater China, discusses which sectors are most likely to leverage Hong Kong’s connector status and identifies three emerging office hubs in Kowloon that have the potential to reap benefits.
Your home – the shape, look and feel – is intensely personal; there is no design that suits all, and every occupant and family wants something different. And within every home, the bathroom poses some of the biggest challenges.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, commentaries on finance have been peppered with the word “reset”, followed by an incredibly wide range of proposals as to what this “reset” may entail.
As populations age and grow wealthier, and with birth rates in decline, the world has seen a strong growth in demand for healthcare in recent years. The outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 gave a new urgency to the need to improve accessibility to healthcare and advance treatment outcomes.