Sept 2016 EDITORIAL – DEVELOPMENT OF A TRADE SINGLE WINDOW: A BIG STEP FORWARD

Hong Kong is well known globally as an international trading hub of goods, but it is also a port where the process of compliance with business-to-government (B2G) documentation requirements is somewhat tedious. That’s because traders and carriers are required by nine government agencies to submit 51 trade documents, such as cargo manifests, import and export […]

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Sept 2016 COVER STORY – BREXIT: CAN CHINA KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON?

While British citizens ponder their country’s fate following the momentous UK EU referendum result, China is left wondering about the implications of Brexit on its international trade relations, its overseas investment strategy and economic direction. Alicia Garcia Herrero, Chief Economist of Natixis Hong Kong & Asia Pacific, sheds some light on three potential post-Brexit scenarios […]

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FINANCIAL SERVICES – THE IMMINENT LAUNCH OF SHENZHEN-HONG KONG STOCK CONNECT

Along with Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect unveiled in November 2014, “Shenzhen Connect” marks the completion of Hong Kong’s mutual market access plans for China’s secondary equity market. Charles Li, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), explains how it will give investors on both sides of the boundary more choices and enhanced access […]

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EDUCATION – THE CHICAGO APPROACH

In 1943, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business established the first Executive MBA program in the world. With decades of experience in managing the program, combined with a unique educational approach that has made it one of the leading business schools in the world, Chicago Booth has grown to encompass three dedicated campuses […]

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INDUSTRY FOCUS – ON THE MOVE: AIRLINES, LOGISTICS PROVIDERS & RELOCATION COMPANIES

By Jennifer Khoo Allied Pickfords SIRVA, parent company of global relocation company Allied Pickfords, announced last month the addition of its new service center in San Ramon, California. The location will offer enhanced service delivery options to global clients, especially those with interests in the western United States as well as Asia. The new service […]

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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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