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Hong Kong Book Fair, Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks open today

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星期三, 七月 17, 2024

Tickets for the Hong Kong Book Fair, Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks can be purchased through e-payment sponsor BoC Pay, other ticketing partners including Alipay HK, Alipay, 01 Space and Octopus, or at convenience stores around Hong Kong.

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  • Tickets for the Hong Kong Book Fair, Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks can be purchased through e-payment sponsor BoC Pay, other ticketing partners including Alipay HK, Alipay, 01 Space and Octopus, or at convenience stores around Hong Kong.
  • Together with the Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks, the three summer events attracted 760 exhibitors.
  • The Hong Kong Sports Institute has set up an instant photo booth, allowing the public to take pictures with props.
  • HKTDC's Communications & Public Affairs Department:
    Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, World of Snacks

Standard Chartered GBA business confidence survey shows sentiment holding up

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星期一, 七月 8, 2024

HONG KONG, July 8, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - Standard Chartered and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today released the Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index (GBAI) for the second quarter of 2024.

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  • HONG KONG, July 8, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - Standard Chartered and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today released the Standard Chartered GBA Business Confidence Index (GBAI) for the second quarter of 2024.
  • The GBAI "expectations" index rose to 54.8 in Q2 from 54.0 in Q1, registering its first rise in five quarters.
  • The figures remain comfortably above the 50 neutral mark, reflecting sustained expansionary momentum following a solid start to the year.
  • Kelvin Lau, Senior Economist, Greater China, Standard Chartered, said: "During the survey period, the US hiked tariffs on US$18bn worth of imports from China as part of its Section 301 review.

10 winners selected at the seventh edition of Start-up Express

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星期一, 七月 1, 2024

This year's Start-up Express attracted more than 200 applications, with finalists from the education tech, fintech, AR/VR, climate tech and food tech sectors.

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  • This year's Start-up Express attracted more than 200 applications, with finalists from the education tech, fintech, AR/VR, climate tech and food tech sectors.
  • Booths were also set up during the event enabling the Start-up Express finalists to showcase their businesses to all attendees and participants.
  • The Start-up Express winners will be able to gain more valuable opportunities to expand their markets and networks and help fast track business development."
  • Start-up Express International was launched in 2022 for overseas early-stage start-ups to share the stage with local Start-up Express winners.

HKTDC Export Confidence Index 2Q24: 2024 trade growth forecast upwardly revised to 9-11%

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星期四, 六月 27, 2024

HONG KONG, June 27, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - Hong Kong's trade growth forecast for 2024 has been upwardly revised to between 9% and 11%.

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  • HONG KONG, June 27, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - Hong Kong's trade growth forecast for 2024 has been upwardly revised to between 9% and 11%.
  • First, the HKTDC's review of the first five months of 2024 showed export levels to be up by a hefty 12.5% year on year.
  • Confirmation of the improving business environment came in the findings in the HKTDC Export Confidence Index for the second quarter of 2024, which showed a substantial rally in both its crucial Current Performance and Expectation Indices.
  • HKTDC Director of Research Irina Fan said: "Taking all of these factors into account, HKTDC Research has revised its 2024 trade growth forecast to better reflect the overall upturn in demand and the generally more positive global trade outlook."

34th Hong Kong Book Fair opens on 17 July

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星期二, 六月 25, 2024

HONG KONG, June 25, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - The 34th HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held from 17 to 23 July (Wednesday to Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), running concurrently with the HKTDC Sports and Leisure Expo and HKTDC World of Snacks.

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  • HONG KONG, June 25, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - The 34th HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held from 17 to 23 July (Wednesday to Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), running concurrently with the HKTDC Sports and Leisure Expo and HKTDC World of Snacks.
  • This year's Book Fair will stage more than 600 cultural events onsite and off-site, including acclaimed writers' seminars and book launches to help promote a stronger reading culture in Hong Kong.
  • The Book Fair runs concurrently with the Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and the World of Snacks, and together these three major events will create summer fun for people of all ages and reinforce the concept that 'Tourism is everywhere in Hong Kong'."
  • Tickets for the Hong Kong Book Fair, Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks can be purchased through e-payment sponsor BoC Pay, other ticketing partners including Alipay HK, Alipay, 01 Space and Octopus, or at convenience stores around Hong Kong.