Dake Kang, Associated Press Updated 6:11 am CDT, Thursday, July 4, 2019 In this file photo taken Monday, July 1, 2019, a protester breaks the glass wall to enter the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Protesters in Hong Kong took over the legislature's main building Monday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber. less In this file photo taken Monday, July 1, 2019, a protester breaks the glass wall to enter the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Protesters in Hong Kong took over the legislature's main building Monday night, ... more Photo: Kin Cheung, AP Photo: Kin Cheung, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 In this file photo taken Monday, July 1, 2019, a protester breaks the glass … [Read more...] about Hong Kong protesters: Desperation led to legislature attack
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MANILA -- In a city widely known to be a melting pot, with Filipinos representing the largest foreign population of almost 200,000, it may come as a surprise that Hong Kong's knowledge of Philippine cuisine has barely translated to established and reputable Filipino restaurants or merited mainstream conversations and features in a predominantly Chinese media. Even if Filipinos are thriving in Hong Kong's food and beverage and entertainment industries, Filipino cuisine has struggled to make an impression on the local dining scene, unlike its Vietnamese and Thai counterparts. But a Philippine-based foundation, run by descendants of culinary pioneers, is hoping to change that. On Wednesday, a turnover ceremony of four Philippine cookbooks from the Mama Sita Foundation (MSF) was held at Taste Library in PMQ in Central, Hong Kong. The event was attended by around 30 people, wiyh a good mix of Filipino residents, including some members of the Philippine-Hong Kong tennis team, sponsored … [Read more...] about ‘Mama Sita’ heiresses hope to make PH cuisine big in Hong Kong
Katie Warren, provided by Published 9:00 am CDT, Saturday, March 16, 2019 CapitaLand Vietnam Vietnam is the next luxury real-estate hotspot, Bloomberg reported. An explosion of new luxe developments, fueled by a strong economy and legislation that made it easier for foreigners to buy property, is attracting wealthy international buyers. These swanky condos, popping up in Ho Chi Minh City on "Saigon's Wall Street," cost a fraction of what they would in markets like New York City or Hong Kong. Forget New York City or Hong Kong. The newest hotspot for luxury real estate is Vietnam. The Southeast Asian country has been seeing a surge in luxury real estate development, Bloomberg reported, thanks to a booming economy and laws making it easier for foreign buyers to buy property in Vietnam. Vietnam is "where southern China was 10 or 15 years ago," Goodwin Gaw, chairman of Hong Kong-based private-equity firm Gaw Capital Partners, told Bloomberg. Prices have been going up over … [Read more...] about The luxury real-estate market in Vietnam is heating up — and it’s luring foreign buyers in with ‘sky mansions’ at a fraction of what their cost would be in NYC or Hong Kong
Australia has recently seen an increase in fintech-related activity, as the government forms fintech agreements with other countries around the world and launches initiatives designed to boost the industry. At the same time, banks are increasingly releasing innovative new products, and funding for fintech startups continues to gather pace. At present, the country remains a relatively nascent hub for fintech, but with its current rate of development, it has the potential to establish itself as Asia-Pacific’s (APAC) leading fintech hub, a role that Singapore has played so far. The Australian fintech scene is currently driven mostly by its 512 domestic firms, with just 67 foreign startups in the country. However, it seems likely that, with time and continued government support, this will change and more foreign fintechs will decide to establish their APAC headquarters in Australia. That will be aided by the country’s proximity to China, the use of English as its official … [Read more...] about Australia still has the potential to lead the charge on fintech, but Hong Kong is hot on our heels
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Fashion Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Fashion | Libraries, Gardens, Museums. Oh, and a Clothing Store. Supported by Shopping areas in Asia are about the experience, not just the retail sale. ByVanessa Friedman Nov. 19, 2018 Shhh. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of wind whistling through the abandoned malls of America as the Cassandras of contemporary retail cry their doom through corridors lined by fronds of lonely greenery: the end of a way of shopping, and all that. But train your ears toward another direction. In Asia, an entirely different story is being sung: one full of glimmer and potential; one that is not limited to luxury products but treats all customers as if they were buying luxury; one in which consumers are drawn like magnets to the physical reality of a — what to call it? Not a bazaar, really, or an arcade, or a plaza. An … [Read more...] about Libraries, Gardens, Museums. Oh, and a Clothing Store.