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Debates over the adjustment of stamp duty on stock transaction

2021-02-10

As the Government prepares to release the new annual budget, some scholars and legislators suggested raising the stamp duty rate on stock transaction to increase government revenue. The suggestion, however, has drawn polarised reactions. What are the potential impacts of adjusting the tax rate?


How to adjust the measurement error of CPI caused by the pandemic?

2021-02-08

People’s spending pattern has significantly changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A working paper released earlier by the International Monetary Fund pointed out that the rapid changes made the expenditure weights of the consumer price index (CPI) suddenly obsolete, affecting its accuracy and leading to an underestimation of inflation. This analysis will discuss how to improve the inaccuracy of CPI.


Blockchain essentials for all businesses

2021-02-03

From Bitcoin to digital currency, blockchain-inspired innovation is gradually changing the world. In addition to financial services, blockchain technology has been widely used in commercial activities , such as using it to combat counterfeit goods, provide product information, and even eliminate online advertising fraud. Hong Kong business community should pay attention to the development of the technology to enhance its digital competitiveness.


Why is U.S. IPO market fascinated by SPACs?

2021-01-28

The Hong Kong stock market has long been a hot spot for global initial public offerings (IPO), but the U.S. IPO market stole the limelight by Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) last year. SPAC IPOs had raised more than US$ 80 billion in gross proceeds in 2020. How does SPAC work? What investment potential and risks does it have?


Business opportunities in the emerging cloud gaming

2021-01-11

When Hong Kong gamers are caught up in a game console buying frenzy, a growing trend in cloud gaming has arrived. It is a technology that allows users to stream and play video games directly from the cloud instead of a specific hardware or gaming device. Some analysts believe that cloud gaming will revolutionise the video game business. What opportunities can cloud gaming bring to the gaming industry in Hong Kong?


The potential of AR filters in marketing during the pandemic

2021-01-04

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, brands are almost impossible to launch physical marketing campaigns, and hence facing big challenges to reach out and interact with consumers. Thanks to interesting visual effects and interactive experiences, augmented reality (AR) filters on social media platforms has been welcomed by users. It therefore has become a popular online marketing tool for global companies. What can AR filters help in marketing?


How a unique unboxing experience upgrade your brand image?

2020-12-21

Christmas is just around the corner. Many people would purchase presents online for themselves and their friends. In fact, some online shoppers have never tried out and touched the products throughout the shopping process. Their first impression towards the products may probably come from their experience of opening the packages. Noting this trend, some brands have racked their brains to create a unique unboxing experience in recent years. What can local packaging designers and marketing practitioners learn from the trend?


How to unlock the potential of meteorological industry in the Greater Bay Area?

2020-11-23

The ever-changing weather has added uncertainties to economic activities. With the advancement of technology in recent years, many enterprises also have the ability to collect and analyse meteorological data in a bid to provide tailor-made weather forecasting and analysis services. Making reference to overseas supportive measures to private meteorological companies, can the Greater Bay Area create a similar conducive environment to unlock the potential of the meteorological industry?


Data speaks: Prepare ahead for retail practitioners amid bleak jobs outlook

2020-11-20

Hong Kong’s once-flourishing tourism industry propelled growth of the retail sector and created lots of related job opportunities. However, the tourism industry going through turbulent times in recent years has yet created more related jobs, even though visitor arrivals rebounded from a slump a few years ago. It is time for helping retail practitioners reinvent their careers, even though the pandemic will eventually end and the city will provide a warm welcome to international visitors again.


Low-code/no-code tools: Fostering app development for all

2020-11-18

Hong Kong enterprises often claim that a lack of digital talent hampers digital transformation. However, with the rise of low-code and no-code development platforms in foreign countries, people can now develop applications with low or even no code. This article explores the impact of these platforms on the programming industry, business operations, and the atmosphere of learning programming for all.