Hong Kongs statsminister presenterer regjeringens satsningsområder

Hong Kongs statsminister, (Chief Executive) Ms. Carrie Lam presenterte den 10.10. sin regjerings satsingsområder i tiden fremover. Den vil fokusere på økonomisk utvikling, boligbygging, arbeidsmarked og velferd samt helse.Vi gjengir hovedpunktene i hennes ”policy address” til Hong Kongs parlament :

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Mrs Carrie Lam, delivered her second Policy Address at the Legislative Council on 10 October 2018.

Titled “Striving Ahead, Rekindling Hope”, this year’s Policy Address emphasised the Chief Executive’s unswerving determination in leading Hong Kong to strive forward, and has unveiled over 240 new initiatives which cover such areas asgood governance, housing and land, diversified economy, nurturing talent, improving people’s livelihood, creating a liveable city and connecting with young people.

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Nordic Innovation åpner Nordic Innovation House i Hong Kong

Nordisk Innovation er en nordisk institusjon som jobber for å stimulere til handel og innovasjon på tvers av landegrensene. Organisasjonen er underlagt Nordisk ministerråd og er en sentral aktør i implementeringen av det nordiske partnerskapsprogrammet for handels-, industri- og innovasjonssamarbeid.
De har nå besluttet å åpne Nordic Innovation Houses i Hong Kong og Singapore. Tidligere er det etablert Nordic Innovation Houses i USA.
Einar Steen-Olsen, president i Norge-Hong Kong Handelskammer uttrykker stor glede og tilfredshet med at et Nordic Innovation House blir etablert i Hong Kong og tror at dette vil medføre at flere norske start-up firmaer vil velge Hong Kong som base for sin virksomhet mot Kina og Sørøst- Asia.
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Hong Kong’s regjerning styrker satsingen på Innovasjon og teknologi

In his Budget the Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, announced a broad range of measures to diversify Hong Kong’s economy, grasp regional and global opportunities and promote innovation and technology (I&T).

Mr Chan announced that Hong Kong has a fiscal surplus of HK$138 billion, and the fiscal reserves are expected to reach HK$1,092 billion by 31 March 2018. About 40% of the surplus will be shared with the community through one-off concessionary measures, tax breaks and tax rebates and the remainder will be used for improving services and investing for the future.

On the economy, Mr Chan reported that Hong Kong had sustained notable expansion throughout 2017, with the economy growing by 3.8% for the year as a whole, up from 2.1% in 2016 and higher than both last year’s Budget forecast and the average trend growth rate of 2.9 per cent over the decade from 2007 to 2016. The GDP per capita of Hong Kong has now reached US$46,000, and is among the highest in the world. Exports turned stronger amid increased global growth momentum and domestic demand was likewise robust, thanks to favourable labour market conditions and upbeat economic sentiment. Mr Chan said he was cautiously optimistic about Hong Kong’s economic prospects in the near term, predicting GDP growth of between 3 and 4 per cent for 2018.

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Hong Kong og ”global opportunities”

Vi har sakset følgende fra det amerikanske TV-selskapet CBNBC som har laget en reportasje om Hong Kong og ”global opportunities”.
Vi tror denne serien vil ha interesse for våre medlemmer: "Global Opportunities - Hong Kong" with five segments, Design, Retail, Belt and Road Initiative, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area and Fintech. “
CNBC Series: Global Opportunities - Hong Kong