While most agree the digital economy is one of the most promising areas for growth in the Asia-Pacific region, the lack of available well-trained employees threatens to shut own growth before it starts.
Hong Kong Tender and Business News
In a major boost for Shanghai investors, on November 5 President Xi of China announced plans to expand the region’s free-trade zone and create a startup-focused new financial market.
After multiple years of increasingly damaging natural disasters, APEC Finance Ministers have gathered to launch a series of initiatives to help mitigate the effects of earthquakes and extreme weather in the region.
As the latest Typhoon Trami crashes through Japan with winds up to 134 mph and Indonesia deals with the aftermath of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake from last week, APEC has issued its own emergency call for more effective means of handling climate-driven and other natural catastrophes in the region.
The much-delayed sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau is going through a last set of test runs before the bridge opens for service sometime in October.
The ancient Chinese city of Xi'an, which was host city for the 7th APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Forum, was a showcase for a unique approach to fighting poverty using e-commerce. The learning here are about to roll out across the rest of APEC as a means of fighting poverty throughout the region.
Super typhoon Mangkhut, projected to hit the Philippines by the morning of September 15 as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 167 mph, will be the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year and even bigger than 2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 6,000.
Diginex, a global blockchain solutions company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an anti-slavery business association, the Mekong Club, to create a blockchain-based system to protect workers from being exploited.
Kiev-based Krypton Capital has invested in an undisclosed amount of IOTW tokens, a new cryptocurrency for IoT applications provided by Hong Kong based AnApp Blockchain Technologies Limited.
Thanks to a concerted coordinated effort by APEC member economies, the challenge of doing business in the Asia-Pacific region has improved significantly in the past two years.
Prudential Corporation Asia is partnering with Babylon Health, a UK-based healthcare technology, to leverage Babylon's artificial intelligence expertise for Prudential Asia's digital health services.
CPA Australia, a global professional accounting organization, with over 163,000 members working in 125 countries and regions around the world, just released the results of its Greater Bay Area (GBA) Survey.
At the latest Hong Kong Book Fair, held on July 18, a major focus was how technology is changing both publishing and the whole nature of reading in the digital age. Comments on this were shared in detail at the forum themed, "The Global Trend of Publishing with the Application of Technology".
Last week's 25th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring Summer is now history, but its seminar entitled "The Next Wave in Fashion Technology" set the stage for a number of exciting innovations bringing together the world of fashion and high-tech.
The whole process took over 10 months of supervised proceedings, but China-based Legend Holdings was finally given approvals, from the EU, Luxembourg, and China, to buy a majority interest in Banque Internationale a Luxembourg (BIL). This is considered a major milestone in international acquisitions involving China and the EU.
NEC Corporation has won the contract to build the Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), a high performance cable connecting Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States.
Beijing AGTech GOT Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of AGTech Holdings Limited, won the hardware bid for lottery terminals for the Jiangsu Provincial Sports Lottery Administration Center.
PwC Hong Kong announced that it has entered into an investment agreement with Vitargent International Holdings Limited, a provider of bio-testing technology, for food and consumer product safety across Greater China and beyond.
Mekong Club, a Hong Kong based organization that aims to prevent human trafficking announced a collaboration with New York based Regulatory Data-Corp, a provider of compliance protection services, to eliminate human trafficking.
The APEC Secretariat Executive Director and the World Trade Organization Director-General spoke together recently of the importance of coordinated trade to ensure maximum benefit to APEC's member nations.
A new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) was just launched by Samsung Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited (SAMHK) to invest in the 30 largest Chinese internet companies. The name of the fund is the Samsung CSI China Dragon Internet ETF.
In a radical departure from conventional telecom solutions, The Dubai Frame, a new architectural landmark in Dubai, includes an embedded multi-operator, multi-band and multi-technology Comba Telecom wireless network services within the enormous rectangular landmark.
Asia-based Ctrip, the world's second-largest Online Travel Agency (OTA) is partnering with Trip.com to offer its international airport transfer car service on Trip.com's Hong Kong website.
The APEC member economies are collaborating to leverage advancement in gender equality and digital technology access to grow women-led development in the region's Tourism industry sector.
Shipping and Airfreight Services (Pty) Limited (S.A.S.), a freight forwarding and logistics company based in Johannesburg, South Africa, was just acquired by Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics Network Limited.