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Chubb’s Hong Kong life business crucial for international expansion: analyst
It accounted for 15% of pre-tax income for the group.
ETF trading under Stock Connect kicks off
There are over 130 EFTs listed in Hong Kong.
IPO market to regain momentum in H2 2022
For the whole year, PwC expects Hong Kong to raise between $180m to $200m.
Lukfook’s attributable profit rises 36.9%YoY in 2022
It saw a record revenue growth of 32.5%.
Rising interest rates to be Hong Kong banks’ saving grace
NIMs are expected to rise and outweigh asset quality deterioration in the near term.
Xi wants ‘one country, two systems’ unchanged
The Chinese leader said the principle was successful.
HKEX to attract high-quality US-listed Chinese firms: PwC
Overall market capitalisation in Hong Kong reached $42t in 2021.
Is Hong Kong’s role as offshore financial center under threat?
Inflows from Mainland China will support the city, but issues are challenging this role.
Small workspace demand up 29% in 2021 due to hybrid setup
The supply for flexible workspace is expected to grow by 15% in 2023.
HKSTP, global pharmaceutical firm launch programme to speed up R&D in immunology
Qualified startups can apply to access extensive biotech funding.
Dah Sing Bank approved to open new Shenzhen Branch
Establishment of the new branch is slated for early 2023.
Businesses see 50% increase of bad debt write-offs: study
Almost half of the total value of business-to-business invoices was overdue.

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Information Technology A new canvas: Why artists are jumping into the NFT space
Entering the digital space allows an artist to earn more through royalties each time their art sells.
One chat away: Conversational commerce levels the playing field for brands online
Leaving consumers with unanswered queries can result in $2m missed revenue per day. 
Information Technology How Coherent turns Excel sheets into improved business systems with a single click
It frees companies from 95% of the costs incurred from the manual spreadsheet-to-API conversion.
Financial Services Prepare to go cashless or pay the price
One in three consumers will abandon a purchase if they cannot pay for it digitally.
Insurance Time for a comeback? Hong Kong’s top 50 insurers show a 9.75% surge in assets
Health and wellness products still remain a priority for the industry.
Residential Rent control bill aims to bury abusive ‘coffin home’ landlords
A ban on rent hikes in the first 2 years and caps on increases after that have landlords worried.
HR & Education Competing for the best talent in Hong Kong’s shrinking talent pool
About 85% of employers are concerned about the talent shortage.

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Chubb’s Hong Kong life business crucial for international expansion: analyst
It accounted for 15% of pre-tax income for the group.
ETF trading under Stock Connect kicks off
There are over 130 EFTs listed in Hong Kong.
IPO market to regain momentum in H2 2022
For the whole year, PwC expects Hong Kong to raise between $180m to $200m.
Lukfook’s attributable profit rises 36.9%YoY in 2022
It saw a record revenue growth of 32.5%.
Rising interest rates to be Hong Kong banks’ saving grace
NIMs are expected to rise and outweigh asset quality deterioration in the near term.
Xi wants ‘one country, two systems’ unchanged
The Chinese leader said the principle was successful.
HKEX to attract high-quality US-listed Chinese firms: PwC
Overall market capitalisation in Hong Kong reached $42t in 2021.
Is Hong Kong’s role as offshore financial center under threat?
Inflows from Mainland China will support the city, but issues are challenging this role.
Small workspace demand up 29% in 2021 due to hybrid setup
The supply for flexible workspace is expected to grow by 15% in 2023.
HKSTP, global pharmaceutical firm launch programme to speed up R&D in immunology
Qualified startups can apply to access extensive biotech funding.
Dah Sing Bank approved to open new Shenzhen Branch
Establishment of the new branch is slated for early 2023.
Businesses see 50% increase of bad debt write-offs: study
Almost half of the total value of business-to-business invoices was overdue.

Exclusives

Information Technology A new canvas: Why artists are jumping into the NFT space
Entering the digital space allows an artist to earn more through royalties each time their art sells.
One chat away: Conversational commerce levels the playing field for brands online
Leaving consumers with unanswered queries can result in $2m missed revenue per day. 
Information Technology How Coherent turns Excel sheets into improved business systems with a single click
It frees companies from 95% of the costs incurred from the manual spreadsheet-to-API conversion.
Financial Services Prepare to go cashless or pay the price
One in three consumers will abandon a purchase if they cannot pay for it digitally.
Insurance Time for a comeback? Hong Kong’s top 50 insurers show a 9.75% surge in assets
Health and wellness products still remain a priority for the industry.
Residential Rent control bill aims to bury abusive ‘coffin home’ landlords
A ban on rent hikes in the first 2 years and caps on increases after that have landlords worried.
HR & Education Competing for the best talent in Hong Kong’s shrinking talent pool
About 85% of employers are concerned about the talent shortage.

Join the Hong Kong Business community