Industry News

Proposal by government would allow some media owners to acquire other broadcasting licences, in bid to encourage innovation and investment in the industry

Entrepreneur/SME Focus
The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (the Privacy Commissioner) issued the “Data Protection & Business Facilitation - Guiding Principles for Small and Medium Enterprises” Guidance Note (the Guidance Note) to help small and medium enterprises (SME) understand and comply with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the Ordinance) by providing specific examples and practical advice according to their different business functions.

Finance
Adopting blockchain technology can lead to savings of between US$15 billion and US$30 billion per annum by global financial markets, according to Bain & Co

Transportation

Intellectual Property
The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) has been the annual premier global forum for data protection authorities for over three decades

Trade & Investment
One year after he took the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Donald Trump said he would consider bringing the U.S. back in.

Education

Taxation
President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill signifying the largest tax cuts in U.S. history in hope of boosting economic growth. George McCormick, a Hong Kong-based registered foreign lawyer at Withers specializing in U.S. tax, trust, and estate planning, explains what it all means for American individuals and businesses

Law
The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (the Privacy Commissioner) issued the “Data Protection & Business Facilitation - Guiding Principles for Small and Medium Enterprises” Guidance Note (the Guidance Note) to help small and medium enterprises (SME) understand and comply with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the Ordinance) by providing specific examples and practical advice according to their different business functions.

Human Resources

Communications
Proposal by government would allow some media owners to acquire other broadcasting licences, in bid to encourage innovation and investment in the industry

Hospitality
If you were unable to schedule an interview in Hong Kong, please consider Global Entry ‘Enrollment on Arrival’ on your next visit to the United States. Enrollment on Arrival requires no appointment, and is available at 21 airports.

Real Estate
Hong Kong topped real estate charts in 2017 with the US$5.2 billion acquisition of Li Ka-shing’s The Center the world’s biggest sale of a single office block.

CSR
Join us on Tuesday, 5 December, for the 27th annual “Light Up a Life” Christmas Concert at St. John’s Cathedral. It’s a wonderful way to start the Christmas season and remember departed family and friends.

Apparel & Footwear
As apparel makers rethink global supply chains to cope with rising costs, concerns over worker safety and more stringent green goals, Ethiopia and the East Africa region are well positioned to profit

Greater China
Shenzhen’s reputation for tech is unjustifiably low-profile in the West. Journalist Johan Nylander hopes to help change that with his new e-book “Shenzhen Superstars”

Health Care

Food & Beverage
McDonald’s will increase its number of stores in China and Hong Kong to 4,500 by the end of 2022, up from 2,500 currently, as part of a strategic partnership with Citic Ltd, CITIC Capital Partners and the Carlyle Group.

Environment & Sustainability

What’s New in Washington
One year after he took the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Donald Trump said he would consider bringing the U.S. back in.

Smart City/Tech
About 8.8 million existing cards to be replaced in city starting from end of year