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Nicholas Kwan - Director of Research

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Nicholas Kwan
Director of Research

Nicholas joined HKTDC as the Director of Research in May 2013. His department provides in-depth and up-to-date analysis and advice on economic and trade issues, covering key industries and services in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and most major and emerging markets. Nicholas has over 30 years of experience of economic and business research, including more than six years at Standard Chartered Bank as its Asia Research Head, seven years working for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority covering both macro-economic and policy research, and 11 years at Merrill Lynch, finishing as its Asia Regional Chief Economist. Nicholas is a graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has an MBA degree from the UK’s Warwick University. He was also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Areas of Research:
- Regional trade and economic integration
- Asian economic development
- International finance
- Monetary and fiscal policy
- Investment strategy

Contact Nicholas Kwan


Welcome to HKTDC Research, home to one of Hong Kong’s most experienced research teams. We are ideally positioned to provide you with in-depth and up-to-date economic analysis and market intelligence covering Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, and most major and emerging markets.

With a history of more than 40 years, HKTDC Research provides exclusive market intelligence from its global business network. This includes unique local insights from our over 40 branch and consultant offices around the world, including over a dozen dedicated offices in key regions of the Chinese Mainland.

Our services allow you to benefit from the team’s privileged access to insights from international industry and market experts around the world. These globally-respected figures are frequent participants in many of HKTDC’s 800+ conferences, exhibitions and business missions each year, including many of Asia’s and the world’s leading trade events.

We also guarantee you access to information and analysis gained from our research team’s personally undertaken market surveys and field studies. This insight is further enhanced by data from our proprietary studies and business indicators, including the Hong Kong Offshore Trade Study and the HKTDC Export Index.

Practical business advice is also very much part of our remit, with our team of China Business Advisors enjoying direct access to the trade and investment authorities in the three prime Mainland business centres - Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong.

To ensure rapid and straightforward access to the information you require, we keep our research reports short and sharp. They are all instantly accessible online and optimised for PC, smartphone and tablet usage. Our dedicated team of researchers are also available to share their extensive experience with you face-to-face - through workshops, seminars, videos and a number of other interactive channels.

I hope you will find HKTDC Research helpful and would welcome your feedback, which should ensure we contribute even more to your business. Your business is our mission.

Nicholas Kwan
Director of Research, HKTDC


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