JUL/AUG 2016 EDITORIAL – IS TPP GOOD FOR AMERICA? THE NUMBERS SAY IT ALL

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is unlike any other free trade agreement of the past. It covers a host of developed and developing economies across the Pacific Rim: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US and Vietnam, while others, including Colombia, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia, have […]

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FINANCIAL SERVICES: Hong Kong as an evolving international financial center – The significance of regulation

“How does Hong Kong position itself for the future? As an international financial center like London? As a super-connector for China? As something else? Or as all of these?” Ashley Alder, CEO of Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) highlights three areas where Hong Kong can remain a structurally sound platform and capture opportunities […]

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Law: FAQs about FATCA

The Hong Kong Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau provides answers to a number of frequently asked questions regarding the implementation of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) – a law requiring foreign financial institutions to identify and disclose information about their US clients – and how the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) signed between […]

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HUMAN RESOURCES: OFFICE REVOLUTION – RISE OF THE FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE

Exciting things are happening in the world of work – under the overarching influence of technology and the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT), not only is the way of doing business evolving but where it is done. Jonathan Wright, Associate Director of Office Services, Colliers International, talks about the growing demand for flexible working spaces […]

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