Seminar: ASEAN E-commerce

There are around 400 million Internet users in the ASEAN countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand etc. The economy grows rapidly and the e-Commerce atmosphere is quite unique. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organizes the webinar “Riding on the E-commerce Bandwagon: ASEAN Opportunities” to discuss the Southeast Asian economy and consumer features, … Read more

Online workshop: Vietnam search market

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Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economy in the Southeast Asia. Google search in Vietnam grows rapidly and it is estimated that the e-Commerce market will have the size of 52 billion US dollar in 2025. In order to help local businesses to better understand Vietnam search market, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council … Read more

Budget 2021: Special 100% Loan Guarantee

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Announced in the 2021-22 Budget, the government will enhance the Special 100% Loan Guarantee of the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme (SFGS) to relieve further SMEs’ cash flow pressure. The improvement measures are as follows: Maximum amount of loan: the total amount of employee wages and rents for 18 months, or HK$6 million, whichever is lower … Read more

The 2021-22 Budget: Improvement Measures on BUD Fund

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Announced in the 2021/22 Budget, the government proposed to improve further the BUD Fund, including the following measures: Additional injection of $1.5 billion Expansion of geographical coverage to 37 economies (previously 20 economies) Increase of the funding ceiling for each company to $6 million (previously $4 million) According to sources, the Secretariat of the BUD … Read more

The 4th round of Anti-epidemic Fund

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Previously the Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the government seeks injection approval to the Anti-epidemic Fund before Christmas. The fourth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund will assist those sectors impacted by the social distancing measures. For instance, restaurants, beauty salons, fitness centres etc. The application is simple and even raised by the government. Nevertheless, … Read more

Webinar: we-media in China

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“We-media” is the influencing mass message brought from amateur content creator via the network. For example, real time live sale, commentary videos etc. This type of information source by amateur is very popular in mainland China. The rise of TikTok, KuaiShou etc accelerates the we-media growth. Due to the huge population of China, there are … Read more

ESS finished and layoff coming

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Under the Anti-epidemic Fund of the HKSAR Government, the Employment Support Scheme (ESS) had two phrases, June to August and September to November this year. Companies accepting the ESS subsidy cannot cut jobs during the period. Therefore some enterprises such as Cathay Pacific didn’t apply for the second phrase. The ESS completed on 30th Nov … Read more

Webinar: e-Commerce in Malaysia

An early research by the HKTDC discovered that the consumers in Kuala Lumpur have accepted e-Commerce more and more. Many retailers which target on Malaysian consumers have joined local popular e-Commerce platform such as Lazada (the largest e-Commerce platform in Southeast Asia) and Shopee etc. The ASEAN economies grow fast in recent years with young … Read more

T-box webinar: BUD Fund

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The local and global economy suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to assist local SMEs, the Hong Kong Government enhanced the BUD Fund further. The BUD Fund subsidizes Hong Kong eligible companies to expand in mainland and FTA markets (includes ASEAN), upgrade, transform and brand. The Mainland Programme and the FTA Programme (formerly known … Read more

Detail quotation is essential

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In a recent survey, the Consumer Council found that many home renovation suppliers provide very vague quotation leading dispute or even incomplete works. Among the 11 renovation companies, only 2 can provide a detail quotation while the remaining 9 provided quotation vague or even without content. It is very hard to compare among the competitors … Read more

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