In a public consultation paper, “Proposals for Enhancing the Use of Port Back-up Land in Kwai Tsing,” published a year ago by the Transport & Housing Bureau, many of the pressing issues faced by the port and logistics industry, in particular the severe shortage of land and dedicated barge berths, were clearly identified. It was […]Read more "JUN 2016 EDITORIAL – OPTIMIZATION OF BACK-UP LAND: REVIVAL OF MARITIME LOGISTICS"
The “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative is one of China’s most sizeable and ambitious commercial undertakings in recent times and is poised to add fuel to the steady rise of the “Silk Road” region as the world’s center of economic gravity. Ben Simpfendorfer, Founder and Managing Director of Silk Road Associates and previously a […]Read more "Jun 2016 COVER STORY – Through the Complexities of OBOR"
To promote a meaningful discussion among policy makers, business executives and civil society leaders in managing and advancing international trade sustainably, a new index measuring 19 Asian countries and the US economically, socially and environmentally highlights the importance of a global trading system which can support the long-term goals of economic growth, environmental protection and […]Read more "TRADE & INVESTMENT – Hinrich Foundation Launches Sustainable Trade Index"
With the impending Common Reporting Standard, new Tax Information Exchange Agreements with the US, and well-publicized investigations and voluntary disclosures, there is clearly no shortage of information about noncompliant US taxpayers flowing to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Unknown to many people before is that the IRS is now working with the Department of […]Read more "TAXATION – A Rude Awakening among Americans Abroad"
The building blocks for an agile ecosystem in an organization are complex, and recent research also indicates that speed plays a role. Industry experts Carla Arellano, Vice President and Global Client Leader of Organization Solutions of McKinsey & Co, and Charlotte Relyea, Partner and Global Leader of McKinsey Academy, discuss the critical issue of agility […]Read more "BUSINESS MANAGEMENT – Organizational Agility: Key to Survival in the 21st Century"
Information can be easily found everywhere nowadays. However, as the common saying goes, don’t believe everything you read. Peter Snell, CEO of Ipsos Business Consulting who has been in the market research industry for over 30 years, reveals the past, present and future of working with the right information for market intelligence customized for business […]Read more "INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – The Market for Information Gathering"
The AmCham Charitable Foundation, founded in 1985 and governed by a Board of Trustees composed of AmCham’s past chairmen currently residing in Hong Kong, aims to support philanthropic and other charitable projects as a way of giving back to the community of Hong Kong. This year, amidst the 10th anniversary of a partnership with American […]Read more "CHARITABLE FOUNDATION – In Celebration of Contributing to Hong Kong’s Local Charities"