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A Smart Lighting Market 2015: the Spring 2015 Hong Kong Lighting Fair Survey

Photo: A Smart Lighting Market 2015: the Spring 2015 Hong Kong Lighting Fair Survey

With a proliferation of LED applications, it is expected that the global market for lighting products will remain steady in 2015. The development of smart appliances by leading technology players, especially those related to the household systems, is likely to benefit the lighting industry in the medium term. China and several of the mature markets are seen as the markets with the highest growth potential over the next two years. read more

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International Market News > China

Mainland Now World's Second Largest Market for Children's Products

Photo: Mainland Now World's Second Largest Market for Children's Products

Beaten only by the US, the mainland mother-and-child market is set to be worth Rmb2 trillion this year. This has triggered massive growth in the number of domestic producers targetting the sector, while also boosting e-commerce. read more

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CEPA 2015 – Free Trade with Guangdong in Cultural and Creative Services

Photo: CEPA 2015 – Free Trade with Guangdong in Cultural and Creative Services

In achieving basically free trade with Guangdong for Hong Kong services suppliers, the CEPA Subsidiary Agreement adopts a negative-list approach. Hong Kong companies are accorded the same rights as mainland companies in Guangdong, except for those restrictions laid down in the negative list. While this approach is applicable to many creative industry sectors under the Subsidiary Agreement, the cultural services sector continues to be positively listed. read more

Business Alert - EU

EU Reaches Voluntary Ecodesign Agreement with Games Console Manufacturers

Hi-tech toys that interact with TV to produce a video-game experience are expected to be the major sellers in US market.

On 22 April 2015, the games console industry and the European Commission reached a voluntary agreement (also called a "Self-Regulatory Initiative") concerning an ecodesign scheme. read more