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HKEX tightens backdoor listing rules value of Chapter 21 firms rises

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited  (HKEX) has kept on tightening rules and regulations to curb backdoor listings and shell activities. However, the value of companies under Chapter 21, which could be used as shell companies, has been rising as the HKEX finds it hard to delist those compan …

China's tax relief not clear enough to attract HK talent

  • 2019-04-03

China's tax exemption rules announced earlier this year in a bid to attract more foreign investment and overseas talent to work in the mainland may fail to lure Hong Kongers to “go north” because of unclear definitions of the terms in the rules. From the beginning of 2019, a newly amended individual …

Celebrities-related Stock Prices May Not Reflect Operation Performance

  • 2019-03-25

The term "celebrities-related stock" (明星概念股) has become popular in the market recently as more companies held by entertainment artists are seeking for a listing in Hong Kong. A recent example is Alan Tam's Impact Global Holdings (藝能環球), which is engaged in entertainment and concert organising busine …

Indoor Food Stall Streets Under Link Keep Gaining Market Place

  • 2019-03-25

Under real estate investment trust and market management corporates’ mature promotion and planning, indoor street food stalls are getting common in Hong Kong. However, small family-based business may encounter obstacle for long-term operations under those corporate’s management. Link Real Estate Inv …

本地經濟

【2019/20 Budget】The 2019/20 Budget Summary

【Economic Prospects for 2019 and Medium-term Outlook】 Economic Growth: Forecasts Hong Kong GDP to rise 2 to 3 per cent in real terms in 2019. Inflation: Forecasts 2019 CPI at 2.5 per cent. The medium-term outlook from 2020 to 2023: Forecasts average growth of 3 per cent per annum. Slightly above the …

專題

Register your trademark before it is robbed

Trademark can protect manufacturers and service providers' brand and prevent others from abusing it but not until it is registered. Companies could incur huge losses if their intellectual property ownership was robbed because it is too hard for customers to find out the brand originators. Tracy Mak, …

科技

Meatballs' journey to digitalization

Smarter Digital City 2.0 commissioned by Google Hong Kong in October indicated that the pace of digitization of local SMEs is not fast enough to keep up with the market demand. Only half of Hong Kong’s SMEs currently see digital as a fundamental part of their business. The road to digitization of a …

創業

Innovative ideas needed for matured party house market

The business of party house has been growing in Hong Kong since 2010, when the Development Bureau implemented revitalization measures to industrial areas allowing party houses to operate in these lower rent buildings.  After enjoying eight good years, now the market has become mature and entrepreneu …

創業

Co-working space: new attraction for big companies

Co-working space in Hong Kong, which started to flourish in the early 2010s, has attracted not only startups and freelancers but also professionals and big corporations such as IBM, KPMG and HSBC. These big names have caught up with the trend and rented co-working places on hopes to enhance their em …

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge - An opportunity for logistics

  • 2018-11-28

The opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZM Bridge) is expected to boost the economic growth in China's Greater Bay area and facilitate the land freight between Hong Kong and Zhuhai despite a disappointing start. Yick Chi-ming, the transport functional constituency Councillor in the Legisl …