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Fujian: A Fast-growing Urban Logistics Market

Photo: Fujian: A Fast-growing Urban Logistics Market

As population in cities of Fujian grows and consumers’ buying habits evolve, sales channels such as large shopping malls, hypermarkets, convenience stores and online shops are becoming increasingly popular. As a result, the demand for urban logistics involving goods of small order size, frequent orders, and door-to-door delivery continues to escalate. read more


International Market News > Asia Pacific

Wearable Tech Dominates Proceedings at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Photo: Wearable Tech Dominates Proceedings at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

The Autumn 2014 edition of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair saw the ubiquity of wearable tech marked by the launch of a dedicated product zone. There also remained a strong showing from Bluetooth systems and smartphone accessories. read more


Business Alert - EU

European Commission Updates Reports on Third Ecodesign Working Plan Covering the Period 2015-2017

Photo: EU Environmental Concerns: Developments and Implications

In the framework of the EU’s Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC), the European Commission is in its final stretch for the establishment of the Ecodesign Working Plan for 2015-2017. This latest Ecodesign Working Plan will define the product groups for which Ecodesign and Energy Labelling legislation is expected to be adopted. read more

Expert Opinion

From Animation to Licensing

Photo: From Animation to Licensing

Tony S. Izumi (TI), Executive Supervisor of Giant Eye Chinimation, has had great success with licensed products related to Toonmax TV’s Battle Blade cartoon series. He tells Pansy Yau (PY), Deputy Director of Research for HKTDC, the importance of planning ahead, story development and establishing the appropriate framework for transforming licensed properties into successful toys. read more