Regulators, industry and legislators welcome crypto exchange rules (but definitely not a ban)

Regulators, industry and legislators welcome crypto exchange rules (but definitely not a ban)

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is considering regulating the trading platforms of cryptocurrency, rather than banning them. On Monday, the SFC’s outgoing chairman,…

Policy Address: GBA trumps B&R with support from finance and smart government

Policy Address: GBA trumps B&R with support from finance and smart government

By Chermaine Lee As the Policy Address 2018 puts a majority of its focus on Hong Kong’s most discussed and contentious issues: land supply and…

Greens question the need for massive reclamation ‘Vision’

Greens question the need for massive reclamation ‘Vision’

By Chermaine Lee With property prices still breaking records this year and given the excruciatingly long queues for public housing, housing and land supply has…

Policy Address 2019: I&T, IT, R&D – More More MORE!

Policy Address 2019: I&T, IT, R&D – More More MORE!

As Hong Kong chief executive Ms Carrie Lam is scheduled to unveil the 2018-2019 Policy Address this Wednesday, different parties have now put forward suggestions…

Hong Kong considers adopting open road tolling

Hong Kong considers adopting open road tolling

As the government spearheads plans to turn Hong Kong into a smart city, local advocate, the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute (HKPRI), calls for full…

Hong Kong autonomous driving policy in the ditch

Hong Kong autonomous driving policy in the ditch

A recent global report shows that Hong Kong is far behind competitors in planning for the future of autonomous vehicles. While Singapore will have self-driving…

Hong Kong joins 21st century with Fast Payment System

Hong Kong joins 21st century with Fast Payment System

The Faster Payment System (FPS) launched by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) last month takes the Special Administrative Region one step closer to become…

Building a unified Hong Kong – China insurance market

Building a unified Hong Kong – China insurance market

After the “Stock Connect” is implemented to allow investors from Hong Kong and China to trade on stock markets of both places, the city’s insurance…

What goes down must go up: Interest rates rising in Hong Kong

What goes down must go up: Interest rates rising in Hong Kong

For the first time in 12 years, banks in Hong Kong raised interest rates by 12.5 basis points , putting the property market under pressure….

Hiding in plain sight: Land for Hong Kong development

Hiding in plain sight: Land for Hong Kong development

Photo credit: Liber Research Community. Five land parcels near Hung Hom promenade laid idle.  While the Hong Kong government has reiterated that the city is…