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Small and Medium Enterprises

4G seen to widen Asian SMEs' reach

The launch of high-speed 4G services will help remove limits on internet use in Asia and give smaller businesses greater outreach to customers, according to industry experts.

Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 5:33am

French incentives to strengthen Hong Kong ties

Fleur Pellerin, France's minister for small and medium-sized enterprises, innovation and digital economy, said the country had brought in measures to address the current economic crisis and was increasingly attractive to investors.

5 Apr 2013 - 5:10am

SMEs join chorus of concern over hiding of directors' identity

The changes to the Companies Registry, set to start next year, will also hinder researchers studying possible collusion between officials and industry power brokers, academics say.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am 3 comments

As Asia grows, SMEs must venture out, or miss out

Entrepreneurs face what initially appears to be a dilemma. They can maintain the status quo, striving to build their business in the traditional markets that they know and trust, or they can venture into new territory, tackling the host of logistical, financial and cultural challenges that entails.

24 Jan 2013 - 5:24am

Why Hong Kong needs an entirely new approach to industrial property

The main focus of last week's policy address was on increasing residential land supply, which was entirely expected as much of the government's activity and key policy announcements have been directed towards the residential market.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:47am

China's spending could cause crisis, IMF experts warn

Economists from the International Monetary Fund have joined critics in warning that China may be overindulging in its investment binge, with potentially dangerous consequences, economically and socially.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

The Week Explained: Unintended Consequences

At best the new government plan to cool housing prices has only a small chance of success. But for those of us at the battered end of the small and medium enterprise spectrum, it is not only a failure but one that is producing damaging effects.

This is because the iron rule of unintended consequences has already kicked in.

12 Nov 2012 - 2:31am

Less pessimism as hopes grow for a rebound

Business sentiment among Hong Kong's small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has improved this quarter from the third quarter but remains pessimistic, the Standard Chartered Hong Kong SME leading business index shows.

Growth in the city's gross domestic product will rebound significantly next year, Standard Chartered senior economist Kelvin Lau predicted.

18 Oct 2012 - 4:47am

Diluted monopoly bill under attack

Pan-democrats would oppose a government proposal to exclude more companies from the competition bill and would seek to bring statutory bodies under the control of the law, a legislator said yesterday.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HSBC woos SMEs as loan growth slows

HSBC is offering free business information and tips to small and medium-sized enterprises worldwide in a bid to draw more loan applications ahead of an expected slowdown in commercial loan growth this year.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am