BUD Fund: Preview 2022

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Hong Kong experienced unprecedented changes since 2019. Social unrest in 2019, National Security law and the change in trade status in 2020, and also global COVID-19 pandemic, all make fundamental changes to Hong Kong business environment. As BizMagnet government funding consultant expected, the HKSAR Government cannot reduce support to business due to political and economic … Read more

Webinar: Government Funding Support

Under challenges of the globe and the region, the Hong Kong Government upgraded the FTA Programme of the BUD Fund to FTA & IPPA Programme in July 2021. Besides ASEAN and other FTA regions, it extends to Japan and Korea. The upper limit of funding (both Mainland Programme and FTA & IPPA Programme) raised from … Read more

T-BOX: Intro to BUD Fund

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From July 2021, the FTA Programme of the BUD Fund has upgraded to “FTA and IPPA Programme“. Besides the ASEAN and FTA economies, the Programme now supports also Japan and Korea. The total subsidy of Mainland Programme and FTA and IPPA Programme increases from HK$4 million to $6 million. By the BUD Fund, HK enterprises … Read more

Webinar: E-Commerce in Indonesia

E-Commerce evolves rapidly in recent years, and global online commerce demand increases immensely due to COVID-19 pandemic. Indonesia is one of the fastest growing online economy. The country is abundant of natural resource, labour export for years. As well as good policy and information technology advancement, the new economy moves fast. The SUCCESS of the … Read more

Webinar: Manufacturing and Business Opportunity in Cambodia

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Cambodia is at the centre of Southeast Asia. Several Special Economic Zones (SEZ) have been established and her economy is blooming in recent years. It is a hot spot for Hong Kong manufacturing business. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organizes the webinar “Business and Manufacturing Opportunities in Cambodia” and invites Mr Sin Siya, … Read more

BUD Fund grant $260m in 1st half of 2020

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The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) released the latest figures of “Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales” (BUD Fund) in a press release. Due to the US-China conflict, the Chief Innovation Officer Dr Lawrence Cheung reflected that a lot of manufacturers moved their factories from mainland China to Southeast Asia (ASEAN members) and … Read more

Hong Kong is no longer a business-friendly place

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George Leung Siu-kay, the CEO of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC), expressed in “Letter to Hong Kong“, a RTHK programme, that Hong Kong is no longer a business-friendly place. The social gathering ban has frozen small businesses. Though subsidy and compensation is helpful, the most important is to control the virus spread. … Read more

Webinar: China-ASEAN FTA to Chinese market

The COVID-19 pandemic has tremendously impacted global supply chain and demand while Sino-US relation has declined to the lowest in decades. Thus many manufacturers moved their factories from mainland China to ASEAN region. On the other hand, China is proactively developing domestic market (“Circular economy”). The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between China and the ASEAN … Read more

Google and Facebook Pacific light cable network to Taiwan and Philippines

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Due to the US national security and the worry of American user information theft by China, the US Department of Justice advised the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to abandon a plan of building trans-Pacific undersea cable to Hong Kong by Google and Facebook. The advice was on 17th June this year, and it also advised … Read more

Macau GDP reduced by 67.8% in 2020Q2

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Last week, the Statistics and Census Service of Government of Macao SAR announced that the GDP of Macau in 2020 Q2 reduced by 67.8% year-on-year. Though Macau has exercised effective precaution to stop COVID-19 spread, the extreme measures also halted casinos running which highly rely on Chinese tourists. As we know, the gambling industry is … Read more