In Focus

4 Oct 18
With total funds raised at $54.8b, Hong Kong holds the fifth spot in the global IPO league.
3 Oct 18
The proceeds from share sales hit $240b as of Q3.
26 Sep 18
A strong Q3 performance has boosted expectations of the SAR taking the top spot.
19 Sep 18
There are only around 20.1 million sq ft of potential office space from GLS.
12 Sep 18
Once a thriving expat hub, the SAR has plunged to 56th place in the global expat life rankings.
5 Sep 18
Fintechs and telco firms are lining up to get a cut of the city's banking market.
29 Aug 18
The nano flat supply is 35% higher than 2015-2017, indicating strong market takeup.
22 Aug 18
Primary sales volume have crashed after the 2016 peak due to the absence of large-scale launches.
15 Aug 18
Homegrown firms have trouble accessing new markets which could open the doors for talent and suppliers.
8 Aug 18
They committed to 300,000 sqft in the first half of the year alone.
1 Aug 18
Developers are switching unsold luxury flats from the sales to leasing market to escape the claws of vacancy tax.
25 Jul 18
From a peak of 21.6% in June 2017, home price growth have slowed to 14.7% in May.
18 Jul 18
Despite accounting for 90% of the city’s patients, public hospitals only employ 40% of the SAR’s doctors.
16 Jul 18
However, the city still fall shorts of Singapore’s dominance.
11 Jul 18
Massive en-bloc office sales of W Square, Octa Tower and Cityplaza Three & Four buoyed half-year figures.
4 Jul 18
There were, however, double the number of listings as small to medium sized companies rushed to list.
26 Jun 18
Sustained growth may buoy the market to exceed the 2013 peak in two years time.
20 Jun 18
Around 10 unicorns or startups valued over US$1b are expected to debut in the city.
14 Jun 18
A total of 53 companies went public in the first half of the year.
13 Jun 18
Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai have overtaken the city in cost of living rankings.
6 Jun 18
The volume of unsecured products bought by Generation Z or consumers born 1995 or later ballooned by 63%.
30 May 18
The city was the only market that ranked in the top five across all five property sectors - office, industrial, retail, apartment and hotel.
22 May 18
However, a growing preference of China’s HNWI for closer wealth managers is fast narrowing the gap.
16 May 18
Purpose-built establishments are being constructed to cater to the global competitive gaming market and Hong Kong is no exception.
9 May 18
The city’s competitiveness could be easily eroded within a decade if companies do not act soon.
3 May 18
Once the fund raising dies down, the HKD will plunge again and prompt HKMA intervention.
1 May 18
A flurry of restaurants caved under mounting competition from international brands.
25 Apr 18
The economic uncertainty has actually resulted in a positive development for Hong Kong’s real estate sector.
18 Apr 18
China Energy Reserve & Chemicals Group pulled out of a deal to acquire Li Ka-Shing's The Center in Central.
11 Apr 18
Their combined IPO proceeds accounted for more than half of total proceeds at $32.11b.
4 Apr 18
Despite optimum business conditions and strong mobile penetration rates, Hong Kong's small population is halting the adoption of various...
27 Mar 18
Total funds raised hit $24.4b which is nearly a quarter of NYSE's overall IPO proceeds.
21 Mar 18
Six in 10 recruiters are opting for such temporary hiring strategies.
14 Mar 18
Business costs are more expensive in the Asian financial centre than the lion city.
12 Mar 18
The Asian financial centre has one of the worst credit-to-GDP gaps globally.
7 Mar 18
They welcome the convenience and all-day accessibility of digital alternatives.
28 Feb 18
The budget address disappointed residents waiting for a repeat of the 2011 handout scheme.
28 Feb 18
It posts one of the largest loan growth in Asia, easily beating Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
21 Feb 18
Slowing trade and high labour costs is dragging Hong Kong’s competitiveness.
15 Feb 18
Digital savvy clients may soon prefer to interact more with chatbots.