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

Export Marketing Fund – break $3.9 billion

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The Trade and Industry Department (TID) announced that the Export Marketing Fund for SMEs (EMF) has granted more than HK$ 3.9 billion since establishment in 2001. Application: 289,698 Approved: 242,658 Rejected: 41,437 Withdrawn: 2,258 Grant: $3,923,573,000 (From 2001 to 11th Sep 2020) Dedicated to SMEs to expand markets outside HK Export Marketing Fund is dedicated … Read more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

Kuala Lumpur consumer behavior research – BUD Fund to Malaysia

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The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) research has conducted a survey recently to study buyer behavior in Kuala Lumpur (KL) of Malaysia. BizMagnet BUD consultant believes that is valuable reference for businesses intend to go Malaysia, and highlights the keynotes with the information of the BUD Fund FTA Programme (a.k.a. ASEAN Programme). This article … 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

How the US sanction affects HK businesses to enter BUD markets

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Yesterday (2020/08/07), the US Treasury announced to impose sanctions on China and Hong Kong 11 officials who harm Hong Kong autonomy and human rights.These major officers include the Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng, the Commissioner of Police PK Tang etc. All Americans and American companies cannot deal with the sanctioned … Read more

Legco election postponed, an economic storm for HK firms

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The Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR Carrie Lam announced yesterday (31st Jul) that the coming Legco election will be postponed, from 6th Sep 2020 to 5th Sep 2021, by the Emergency Regulations Ordinance. The CE said the hard decision is purely based on the current COVID-19 pandemic to protect Hong Kong public health. Nevertheless, … Read more

National security law, the future of Government Funding

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The HKSAR Government is required to enact the controversial National Security Law. According to the new law, 4 types of offences may lead to life sentence, and the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Chinese Government shall exercise jurisdiction in some cases. After the announcement (1st July, Hong Kong SAR establishment day), thousands of … Read more

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