Economists' Pick- Highlight
18 Feb 2019
The demand for imported baby and maternity products in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand has been boosted by the young demographics, busy lifestyles and growing health consciousness. This presents a great opportunity for Hong Kong suppliers of innovative mom and baby products.
The new FDI screening framework in the EU is likely to lead to more detailed, onerous and lengthy reviews. Any investment from Hong Kong, whether directly or indirectly from mainland China or other Asian countries, into strategic assets or technologies is, therefore, likely to be carefully assessed to ascertain if foreign investment filings are required or advisable.
Apart from price pressures and market fluctuations, the most recent Electronica – Europe's largest electronics expo – also saw exhibitors preoccupied with several mega-trends, including miniaturisation, sensors and data breaches.