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【E-Commerce】Taiwan online travel agency embarks on HK market

  • 2016-10-18

  Taiwan-based online travel agency (OTA) KKday entered Hong Kong two months ago to tap the potential of the city’s tourism market by offering localized and individualized tours. Instead of air ticket and accommodation booking, KKday is seeking to provide customers with a unique customized trav …

【Stock】A thorny profiting way behind Meitu’s listing ambition

  • 2016-10-18

It has been more than a decade for the Hong Kong stock exchange to see a huge initial public offering (IPO) from a technology company since Tencent (0700) raised HK$1.44 billion net proceeds in 2004. Meitu Inc., a mainland mobile app developer famous for its selfie beautifying app MeituPic (Meitu Xi …

【Local】Survey reflects pragmatic spending habits among university students

  • 2015-01-08

University students seem to have developed pragmatic spending habits, despite being faced with various temptations from food to video games, a survey by The Young Financial Post revealed. Most university students in Hong Kong live on a monthly income or budget of less than HK$2,000 and a quarter of their income will be spent on entertainment. by Cheng Ming Wai

【Local】‘Party house’ business sparks up in Hong Kong

  • 2015-01-08

Hong Kong’s many underused industrial buildings have become the ‘in’ place to set up not just art and design studios but party houses, where the city’s youth can economically enjoy time off with friends and classmates. The success of the concept has sparked a trend, and more and more young people are opening their own ‘house’. by Wong Yee Man

【Local】Korean Wave Fans Hong Kong Consumers

  • 2015-01-08

“My love from the Star”, a recent hit South Korean soap opera airs every weekday evening on Hong Kong television, sponsored by a well-known Korean skincare brand. Meanwhile, more and more Hong Kongers to dine at Korean restaurants that line Kimberly Road in downtown Tsim Sha Tsui. Without a doubt,, Korean culture has infiltrated Hong Kong hearts and minds. by Tong Hoi Man

【China】Is China the next incubator of tech bubble?

  • 2015-01-08

Investors interested in China have to be cautious in the coming year about the risk of over-valuation of certain technology start-ups, which is driven by continuous injection of venture capital into the sector. by Su Xin

【Local】K-pop tourism gives new breath to HK travel industry

  • 2015-01-08

The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), one of the major South Korean pop music awarding ceremony, has drawn Hong Kong people’s attention with the participation of some of the top singers, actors and celebrities not just in South Korea but also China, Hong Kong and other countries. The event signifies the increasing attraction of K-pop artists to Hong Kong fans, and has become a milestone for concert tourism which emanates from Japan and South Korea to this city. by Chung Suet Ying

【Local】China accelerates capital liberalization, HK poised to benefit

  • 2015-01-08

With the opening of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect in November, China is seen accelerating its pace to open up its capital accounts by the launch of schemes allowing mainland Chinese institutions and nationals to invest their renminbi in overseas markets and companies to issue yuan-denominated shares abroad. by Jessica