Industry News

Families are unable to plan, with uncertainty over school closures, just as businesses need a clearer vision of how the government plans to ensure Hong Kong’s continued success

Entrepreneur/SME Focus
Hollywood blockbusters may grab the limelight, but there are rich pickings to be found investing in Asia’s thriving genre movie industry, former Columbia/TriStar head Chris Lee tells Mathew Scott

Energy
Sir Gordon digs deep into his decades of experience as one of Asia's great infrastructure pioneers to offer some nuggets of personal insight into what lies ahead for the Greater Bay Area

Finance
As anyone who works in financial services in Asia today knows, there is very little bandwidth to focus on anything that is not Covid-19 related. Investors are doing their best to hedge their risks and blunt their downside; regulators are trying to keep the markets open and resilient; central banks are trying to stimulate credit; and governments are working to spur on the economy or at least keep capacity going as much as possible for as long as possible so that when this virus passes – and one day it will – there is enough productivity left in the system to enact a recovery.

Transportation
Far from being in terminal decline, the opportunities for Hong Kong as a transshipment and maritime hub are limitless, says Modern Terminals' Peter J Levesque. All it takes is a change of mindset

Intellectual Property
US prosecutors filed charges against Huawei Technologies and Wanzhou Meng, the telecoms giant's chief financial officer and founder’s daughter: Bloomberg

Trade & Investment
Colliers has released a Flash Report, The 2020-21 Budget. This report provides insightful analysis on the impacts of the latest government policies on the real estate market.

Education
Families are unable to plan, with uncertainty over school closures, just as businesses need a clearer vision of how the government plans to ensure Hong Kong’s continued success

Taxation
Colliers has released a Flash Report, The 2020-21 Budget. This report provides insightful analysis on the impacts of the latest government policies on the real estate market.

Law
Tara Joseph calls on Hong Kong's government to withdraw controversial legislation, saying it could put off investors and damage the city’s legal reputation

Human Resources
In response to members’ questions about the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on employment law issues in Hong Kong, the Law Committee has prepared the following practice points on managing employees’ return to the workplace.

Communications
The Covid-19 outbreak has posed tough challenges to the business sector. Tara Joseph, President of AmCham, believes that many business makers were staying put, while the State Department official said the US consulate put up the option for employees to leave Hong Kong.

Hospitality
In these fractious times the world seems as if it’s becoming less open, writes Randy Malamud, making it all the more vital we get out and see more of the world

Real Estate
Colliers has recently released a Flash Report, Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Market. The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus.

CSR
The American Chamber of Commerce brought together a range of experts from various sectors at our event ‘Wading Through Plastics’ to discuss answers to the most pressing questions concerning the future of plastics. Experts from various sectors approached the topic from a range of perspectives.

Apparel & Footwear
The nation struggles to balance development and economic growth with an ancient and widely held practice of venerating cows

Greater China
The Covid-19 outbreak has posed tough challenges to the business sector. Tara Joseph, President of AmCham, believes that many business makers were staying put, while the State Department official said the US consulate put up the option for employees to leave Hong Kong.

Health Care
On February 27, AmCham hosted a webinar hosting Control Risks on ‘Coronavirus and the short to long-term implications for business’. This is our second online and complimentary event under our COVID-19 series. Here are some of our key takeaways if you missed it.

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
The American Chamber of Commerce brought together a range of experts from various sectors at our event ‘Wading Through Plastics’ to discuss answers to the most pressing questions concerning the future of plastics. Experts from various sectors approached the topic from a range of perspectives.

What’s New in Washington
Throughout September, members in the House and the Senate worked to achieve a flurry of bipartisan accomplishments, including negotiating deals over the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a legislative package to combat the growing opioid epidemic.

Smart City/Tech
AmCham's new vice chairman Diana David highlights that while three-quarters of start-up founders say they feel diversity is important, only one in ten are taking action to bring it about, according to a report by Techstars.

U.S.-China Trade

Economy

Technology
How to adopt new technologies without betting the bank on the wrong startup? Broadridge’s global head of strategy Michael Tae says the New York-based fintech behemoth has the solution

Creativity & Arts
Here's a charming story from chamber stalwart and fiddle-playing fanatic Ivan Strunin, Deloitte Managing Director of US Tax Services