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Hong Kong stock exchange operator launches inline warrants, first new structured product in 13 years as part of plan to be Asia’s asset management hub

The operator of Hong Kong’s tock exchange will introduce inline warrants trading on Thursday, marking the first roll-out of a new structured product in 13 years, part of its three-year plan to diversify into a leading Asian asset management centre.Fifty inline warrants will start trading on Thursday (July 18) on the stock exchange, issued by six banks, BNP Paribas, Haitong, HSBC, JPMorgan, Societe Generale and Vontobel.They are derivative products linked to the Hang Seng Index and the share… Source link

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US tech provider Stripe eyes growth in Asia’s fragmented digital payments market

Asia’s fragmented digital payments market might seem a daunting challenge for online companies to expand globally, but US firm Stripe considers that a huge opportunity to grow its business in the region.“Asia is leading the way in payments, innovation – you’ve got this perfect storm of large and relatively developed markets, with enormous waves of new customers coming online and creative payment methods,” said William Gaybrick, chief financial officer at Stripe, a San Francisco-based payments… Source link

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Source Asia’s Best In BANGKOK This AUGUST – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Media OutReach – 3 July 2019 – Made-in-Asia products have been highly sought after by buyers for their innovative design, fine quality and competitive pricing. Jointly organised by Hong Kong based Comasia Ltd. and Thailand’s NCC Exhibition Organiser Co., Ltd. (NEO), the first-ever ASIA LIFESTYLE EXPO will run 21 — 23 August, 2019 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) to offer an all-new sourcing platform for the newest lifestyle and consumer products from Asia.   ASEAN’s burgeoning middle-class population is projected to grow to 400 million in 2020,…

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NUS and NTU tie as Asia’s top university, Singapore News

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the top spot in Asia in an annual global ranking of universities that is read by educational institutions and governments. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released this morning, NTU rose by one position and NUS retained its rank from last year, to share the top spot in Asia and 11th place in the world. The Singapore Management University (SMU) climbed to 477th position from 500th last year. The top three institutions worldwide on the…

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Hong Kong ranks Asia’s No 4 business-friendly market after Thailand, South Korea and Japan

Hong Kong is the fourth easiest place do business in Asia, behind Thailand, South Korea and Japan, as compliance requirements has made the city less friendly to companies than before, according to a report by TMF Group, a global administrative services firm.But for mainland businesses looking to enter the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong can still play a role in helping them to reduce compliance complexity and costs, it said.“Compliance requirements are making it more intricate to do business… Source link

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Has Asia’s commercial property bull market peaked? Here are three reasons to suggest it has further to run

One of the attractions of investing in real estate is that the returns on offer are invariably higher than those on benchmark government bonds. Yet, over the past decade or so, the spread, or gap, between rental yields and their fixed-income equivalents has narrowed sharply as property yields have shrunk, driving up prices. In the commercial real estate market, the average prime yield across 50 major cities tracked by property adviser CBRE has fallen from about 7 per cent in 2009 to just over 4… Source link

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Are microtransactions the drug that feeds Asia’s obsession with mobile gaming? , Digital, Singapore, Business, Asia News

Earlier this month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) voted to classify gaming addiction as a disease, prompting a swift pushback from the games industry. The vote was based on expert consensus that some people “show a pattern of gaming behaviour characterised by impaired control,” which results in prioritising gaming over all other aspects of their life. In smaller print, WHO concedes that “gaming disorder affects only a small proportion of people who engage in digital or video-gaming activities.” But it’s far more sensational to feed the fear that video games…

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Việt Nam to become Asia’s next high-performing economy – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Dr Lucy Cameron, lead author of the report “Việt Nam’s Future Digital Economy Towards 2030 and 2045”, speaks at a meeting held on Wednesday in the city. — VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp HCM CITY — Việt Nam should take advantage of the next wave of digital technologies such as blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and cloud-based services to become Asia’s next high-performing economy and improve the living standards of its residents, experts urged at a meeting held on Wednesday (May 22) in the city.  …

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Asia’s medical cannabis market could eclipse US$5.8 billion by 2024, report says

The medical cannabis market in Asia could exceed US$5.8 billion by 2024 if it is legalised across the region, but further legalisation is not likely in China and Hong Kong in the near future, according to a new research report.While attitudes are changing in Europe and the United States, Asian countries remain quite conservative when it comes to the use of marijuana, with China, Japan and South Korea all warning citizens not to indulge when they travel to countries where it is legal, according… Source link

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French start-up targets hi-tech anti-pollution mask at Asia’s health-conscious consumers

R-PUR, a French start-up making anti-pollution face masks is looking to bring its high-end, stylish face masks to Asia, targeting health-conscious consumers in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan.Although the Paris-based company has yet to attract any Asian investors, it plans to set up an office in Hong Kong and work with regional partners, which it declined to name, to market its R-PUR Nano face masks in the region.“People responded well to our online marketing campaign after recent air… Source link

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