Hong Kong

Where are the World’s Most Competitive Economies?

According to the report from IMD Business School in Switzerland, Asia is home to the most competitive economies in the world. Singapore took the number one spot and Hong Kong sits at number two.  Both beating number 3 ranked US. The rankings, which started in 1989, assess 63 economies on 235 indicators. The gauges include […]

What’s in your e-Wallet?

Mobile payments are convenient, secure and easy, so why are adoption rates so different across countries in Asia? Who uses mobile payments depends on the person as well as the location. In China, cash has almost completely gone the way of the dinosaurs, as they say.  Trying to pay for things in cash or with […]

Singapore Team Lunch

How did you celebrate the New Year?

  Entering my third year in Singapore, this is now the third time that I have experienced Chinese New Year and the tradition of “Lo Hei”. “Lo Hei” in Cantonese, where 捞 “lo” (literally mixing) means “tossing up good fortune”, refers to the ritual adopted in Singapore of tossing the yu sheng and saying of […]