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‘SME Internationalisation’ – a keyword for 2018 in policy discussion


When it comes to local brands’ overseas expansion, people may either focus on the successes of individual enterprises or the international reputation of ‘Hong Kong Brand’, instead of associating such commercial expansion with local economic development. Singapore’s perspective on Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Internationalisation may provide valuable insights into enterprises in Hong Kong. 

What are the concerns when having water taxi service on board?


According to the ‘Development Blueprint for Hong Kong’s Tourism Industry’ unveiled by the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, the Government will explore the provision of water taxi serving locations with major tourist attractions within Victoria Harbour. In this regard, Hong Kong may draw lessons from the extensive experience of other countries. 

How to regulate equity crowdfunding?


Many micro and small companies in other regions have been using equity crowdfunding to raise funds, whereas in Hong Kong, legal and regulatory restrictions are holding it back. How to strike a balance between the promotion and regulation of equity crowdfunding merits discussion.

Zhuhai: An emerging technopolis


As one of the cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, Zhuhai has devoted massive resources to research and development in recent years and reshaped its traditional industries through applying advanced technologies. Can Zhuhai’s experience be a lesson to Hong Kong?

Passive investing still requires some effort


More investors are putting their money in passive investment vehicles such as ETFs in recent years, which has empowered index administrators in deciding where the money will go. To gain a better understanding of these investing strategies, you may be interested in knowing whether a conflict of interest exists during the computation of stock indices.

Hong Kong, the next cashless city?


Despite Hong Kong’s mature e-payment ecology, some people are worried about the development of mobile payment. To further promote mobile payment, establishing a neutral platform, optimising the existing e-payment platform, and extending the application scenarios are some means worth to discuss.

Marine emissions: A matter of cooperation in the Greater Bay Area


Emissions from marine vessels account for the majority of sulphur dioxide emissions in Pearl River Delta cities such as Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Tackling marine emissions requires regional cooperation, for example, introducing regulations that are applied across the board. The recently announced Greater Bay Area project offers an opportunity for such kind of regional cooperation.

Can encore entrepreneurs tap into the silver hair market?


The number of encore entrepreneurs appears to have increased in recent years. Can those elders benefit from the silver hair market fuelled by the aging population? How may the Government, employers, or even the young generation support those encore entrepreneurs?

China’s Greater Bay Area Plan: How it begins and what comes next?


China’s Greater Bay Area initiative begins to take shape this year, aiming to build closer ties among Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region. As Hong Kong has been economically integrating with the neighbouring cities for decades, what’s new with the Bay Area plan?