Ryan Swift

Ryan Swift is the Chief Editor of The Peak magazine, published by license by the South China Morning Post.
Ryan Swift
Ryan Swift is the Chief Editor of The Peak magazine, published by license by the South China Morning Post.

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Global family offices grow assets under management to nearly US$6 trillion, report shows

The number of family offices worldwide is up 38 per cent in the last two years to 7,300, says Campden Research

23 Jul 2019 - 7:30AM

The number of family offices worldwide is up 38 per cent in the last two years to 7,300, says Campden Research

Global family offices grow assets under management to nearly US$6 trillion, report shows
Among the world’s biggest companies, CEOs are spending less time at the top, while instances of ethical failings are on the rise, survey finds

PwC’s 2018 ‘CEO Success study’ shows a number of important trends underway affecting top corporate leaders

19 Jul 2019 - 10:30AM

PwC’s 2018 ‘CEO Success study’ shows a number of important trends underway affecting top corporate leaders

Among the world’s biggest companies, CEOs are spending less time at the top, while instances of ethical failings are on the rise, survey finds
Cyberport has a plan to make Hong Kong a regional leader in e-sports

Cyberport’s HK$50 million (US$6.4 million) e-sports arena can seat 400 people.

17 Jul 2019 - 8:30AM

Cyberport’s HK$50 million (US$6.4 million) e-sports arena can seat 400 people.

Cyberport has a plan to make Hong Kong a regional leader in e-sports
Everybody wants a piece of the growing e-sports pie in China

Ann Hand, the CEO of Nasdaq-listed Super League, says China is the place to be if companies want to tap the potential of the fast growing e-sports market.

14 Jul 2019 - 10:59PM

Ann Hand, the CEO of Nasdaq-listed Super League, says China is the place to be if companies want to tap the potential of the fast growing e-sports market.

Everybody wants a piece of the growing e-sports pie in China
China, Hong Kong high-net-worth individuals led US$2 trillion decline in global wealth last year, Capgemini says

High-net-worth individuals in Asia-Pacific accounted for about half of a US$2 trillion drop in global wealth last year, according to consultancy Capgemini. China accounted for about 25 per cent of the decline.

10 Jul 2019 - 5:15PM

High-net-worth individuals in Asia-Pacific accounted for about half of a US$2 trillion drop in global wealth last year, according to consultancy Capgemini. China accounted for about 25 per cent of the decline.

China, Hong Kong high-net-worth individuals led US$2 trillion decline in global wealth last year, Capgemini says
Jho Low’s superyacht Equanimity of 1MDB notoriety is available for charter as Tranquility, at US$1.25 million a week

The vessel, bought for US$250 million in 2014, was sold in April to a unit of the Genting Group for less than half the price.

8 Jul 2019 - 12:58PM

The vessel, bought for US$250 million in 2014, was sold in April to a unit of the Genting Group for less than half the price.

Jho Low’s superyacht Equanimity of 1MDB notoriety is available for charter as Tranquility, at US$1.25 million a week
US-China trade war could reignite any time as ceasefire is a calm in the middle of a storm, say economists, strategists

The trade war is far from over, with any resolution of tensions likely to be ‘painful’ for both the US and China, economists and investment strategists said.

3 Jul 2019 - 10:40AM

The trade war is far from over, with any resolution of tensions likely to be ‘painful’ for both the US and China, economists and investment strategists said.

US-China trade war could reignite any time as ceasefire is a calm in the middle of a storm, say economists, strategists
Asia, impact investing to gain as US$15 trillion change hands among world’s wealthiest families over next decade

Asia and impact investing look to gain as wealth is transferred between generations among the world’s wealthiest families over the next decade.

1 Jul 2019 - 9:35AM

Asia and impact investing look to gain as wealth is transferred between generations among the world’s wealthiest families over the next decade.

Asia, impact investing to gain as US$15 trillion change hands among world’s wealthiest families over next decade
Hong Kong’s craft beer makers look overseas for new markets

The city’s craft brewers have flourished, driven by banking and finance professionals seeking to transform their passion projects into successful businesses.

30 Jun 2019 - 10:34PM

The city’s craft brewers have flourished, driven by banking and finance professionals seeking to transform their passion projects into successful businesses.

Hong Kong’s craft beer makers look overseas for new markets
Mine, replace or recycle: can the US, Europe and Japan end reliance on China for rare earths?

China, which supplies more than 70 per cent of the world’s rare earth oxides

29 Jun 2019 - 2:36PM

China, which supplies more than 70 per cent of the world’s rare earth oxides

Mine, replace or recycle: can the US, Europe and Japan end reliance on China for rare earths?
Shipping experts are ‘highly worried’ about rising military tensions in the Strait of Hormuz, surging rates, and the impact on energy-dependent Asia

Daily vessel lease rates for supertankers travelling through the Strait of Hormuz have shot up in the wake of June 13 attacks.

21 Jun 2019 - 12:11PM

Daily vessel lease rates for supertankers travelling through the Strait of Hormuz have shot up in the wake of June 13 attacks.

Shipping experts are ‘highly worried’ about rising military tensions in the Strait of Hormuz, surging rates, and the impact on energy-dependent Asia
Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill could damage city’s economy, relationship with the US, say economists

US could see Hong Kong as ‘weak link’ in fight with Beijing over trade, technology, according to TS Lombard analyst.

14 Jun 2019 - 5:00PM

US could see Hong Kong as ‘weak link’ in fight with Beijing over trade, technology, according to TS Lombard analyst.

Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill could damage city’s economy, relationship with the US, say economists
Hyatt Hotels lays out plan to double its Asia-Pacific presence

Hotel group says its strategy involves tapping the growing appetite for domestic travel on the mainland, which reached 5.54 billion trips last year

7 Jun 2019 - 9:32PM

Hotel group says its strategy involves tapping the growing appetite for domestic travel on the mainland, which reached 5.54 billion trips last year

Hyatt Hotels lays out plan to double its Asia-Pacific presence
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China tops Forbes’ Global 2000 list for seventh year, while ‘Made in China 2025’ sectors languish

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world’s largest lender by assets, as well as China’s other “Big Four” banks and Ping An Insurance are all in the top 10.

16 May 2019 - 10:58PM

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world’s largest lender by assets, as well as China’s other “Big Four” banks and Ping An Insurance are all in the top 10.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China tops Forbes’ Global 2000 list for seventh year, while ‘Made in China 2025’ sectors languish
Jay-Z and Katy Perry among celebrities joining Temasek and Li Ka-shing in US$300 million Impossible Foods funding round

Impossible Foods, a leading producer of plant-based meat alternatives, has announced a new US$300 million funding round led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek and Li Ka-shing’s venture capital fund, Horizon Ventures.

14 May 2019 - 3:46PM

Impossible Foods, a leading producer of plant-based meat alternatives, has announced a new US$300 million funding round led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek and Li Ka-shing’s venture capital fund, Horizon Ventures.

Jay-Z and Katy Perry among celebrities joining Temasek and Li Ka-shing in US$300 million Impossible Foods funding round
Sands China to follow up The Parisian and The Venetian with The Londoner as part of US$2.2 billion Macau expansion plan

Sands China last week unveiled plans to upgrade the 1,200-room Holiday Inn at Sands Cotai Central in Macau, rebranding it as The Londoner, a destination resort in line with its other European city-based brands, The Venetian and The Parisian.

13 May 2019 - 10:27AM

Sands China last week unveiled plans to upgrade the 1,200-room Holiday Inn at Sands Cotai Central in Macau, rebranding it as The Londoner, a destination resort in line with its other European city-based brands, The Venetian and The Parisian.

Sands China to follow up The Parisian and The Venetian with The Londoner as part of US$2.2 billion Macau expansion plan
Asia’s oldest architecture firm practises its art along belt and road

Hong Kong architecture firm P&T Group is focusing on emerging markets such as Vietnam, Cambodia Nigeria and Saudi Arabia amid heightened competition for projects in China.

11 May 2019 - 2:22PM

Hong Kong architecture firm P&T Group is focusing on emerging markets such as Vietnam, Cambodia Nigeria and Saudi Arabia amid heightened competition for projects in China.

Asia’s oldest architecture firm practises its art along belt and road
A Hong Kong architecture firm shows how its done after 150 years in the business

Some of the city’s prominent landmarks – Jardine House, Exchange Square and Pedder Building – have been designed by P&T Group, one of the world’s oldest architecture and engineering firms.

11 May 2019 - 2:23PM

Some of the city’s prominent landmarks – Jardine House, Exchange Square and Pedder Building – have been designed by P&T Group, one of the world’s oldest architecture and engineering firms.

A Hong Kong architecture firm shows how its done after 150 years in the business
Wynn Resorts looks for Macau rebound in 2020 after quarterly revenue slips 3.7 per cent

Wynn Resorts, the parent of Hong Kong-listed Wynn Macau, reported revenue of US$1.65 billion for the first quarter, compared to US$1.72 billion a year earlier

10 May 2019 - 10:19PM

Wynn Resorts, the parent of Hong Kong-listed Wynn Macau, reported revenue of US$1.65 billion for the first quarter, compared to US$1.72 billion a year earlier

Wynn Resorts looks for Macau rebound in 2020 after quarterly revenue slips 3.7 per cent
Hong Kong’s billionaire class shrinks the most as trade war wrought havoc on global markets, wiping out worldwide fortunes

Hong Kong’s billionaires lost a combined US$56 billion last year, while their numbers fell to 87.

10 May 2019 - 11:38PM

Hong Kong’s billionaires lost a combined US$56 billion last year, while their numbers fell to 87.

Hong Kong’s billionaire class shrinks the most as trade war wrought havoc on global markets, wiping out worldwide fortunes
Has Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ met its match in Xi Jinping’s long game? FBI’s former crisis negotiator breaks it down

James Massey, a former FBI crisis negotiator, said he is not convinced that US President Donald Trump has the ‘discipline or patience, or an appreciation for the strategic instruments that successful international relations require’.

10 May 2019 - 4:46AM

James Massey, a former FBI crisis negotiator, said he is not convinced that US President Donald Trump has the ‘discipline or patience, or an appreciation for the strategic instruments that successful international relations require’.

Has Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ met its match in Xi Jinping’s long game? FBI’s former crisis negotiator breaks it down
Can the food industry help fight climate change?

Globally, livestock and meat production have been linked to deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. The rapid growth of plant-based meat products offers a way for meat lovers to enjoy meaty products and for investors access to a potential new market. 

9 May 2019 - 2:28PM

Globally, livestock and meat production have been linked to deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. The rapid growth of plant-based meat products offers a way for meat lovers to enjoy meaty products and for investors access to a potential new market. 

Can the food industry help fight climate change?
Meatless meat revolution kicks off in Hong Kong, where Li Ka-shing puts his money where his mouth is

The meat business in Hong Kong, a trendsetter in Asia, is worth US$1.4 trillion a year. The city imported US$1.7 billion worth of US meat in 2018, and Hongkongers are by the far the biggest per capita consumers of meat products globally.

9 May 2019 - 3:05PM

The meat business in Hong Kong, a trendsetter in Asia, is worth US$1.4 trillion a year. The city imported US$1.7 billion worth of US meat in 2018, and Hongkongers are by the far the biggest per capita consumers of meat products globally.

Meatless meat revolution kicks off in Hong Kong, where Li Ka-shing puts his money where his mouth is
Fitch flags looming casino ‘glut’ in Asia-Pacific, amid arms race catering for wealthy Chinese gamblers

Casino operators in Asia-Pacific banking on Chinese gamblers may find themselves in trouble in the years to come, amid potential oversaturation of the premium market.

30 Apr 2019 - 3:30PM

Casino operators in Asia-Pacific banking on Chinese gamblers may find themselves in trouble in the years to come, amid potential oversaturation of the premium market.

Fitch flags looming casino ‘glut’ in Asia-Pacific, amid arms race catering for wealthy Chinese gamblers
Chinese investors head to Southeast Asia for acquisitions as they face rising barriers in the US and Europe, Baker McKenzie says

Southeast Asia is the preferred investment destination among Asia-Pacific executives, though Chinese firms need to tread carefully in the region.

24 Apr 2019 - 11:31AM

Southeast Asia is the preferred investment destination among Asia-Pacific executives, though Chinese firms need to tread carefully in the region.

Chinese investors head to Southeast Asia for acquisitions as they face rising barriers in the US and Europe, Baker McKenzie says
China pork prices could rise 70 per cent this year, with millions of animals facing cull

Pork prices in mainland China may rise by more than 70 per cent year on year to record levels in the second half of 2019 following a drop in hog supplies, the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs said on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2019 - 8:02PM

Pork prices in mainland China may rise by more than 70 per cent year on year to record levels in the second half of 2019 following a drop in hog supplies, the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs said on Wednesday.

China pork prices could rise 70 per cent this year, with millions of animals facing cull
Impact of low interest rates on Asia-Pacific commercial property prices likely to be limited, says UBS

Swiss bank says investors should focus more on enhancing rental income rather than look for capital gains on new acquisitions

16 Apr 2019 - 6:30AM

Swiss bank says investors should focus more on enhancing rental income rather than look for capital gains on new acquisitions

Impact of low interest rates on Asia-Pacific commercial property prices likely to be limited, says UBS
Daimler is finalising plan to make all-electric, 5G-enabled Smart micro cars in China for export with largest shareholder Geely

Daimler said it is finalising a plan with its largest shareholder Geely to assemble all-electric, 5G-enabled Smart micro-cars in China for export.

29 Mar 2019 - 10:58PM

Daimler said it is finalising a plan with its largest shareholder Geely to assemble all-electric, 5G-enabled Smart micro-cars in China for export.

Daimler is finalising plan to make all-electric, 5G-enabled Smart micro cars in China for export with largest shareholder Geely
Switch to bioplastics is the first step towards a greener planet

Bioplastics, which are made from plant material, may not entirely solve the problem of pollution, but it could cut dependency on oil, say supporters.

25 Mar 2019 - 11:16AM

Bioplastics, which are made from plant material, may not entirely solve the problem of pollution, but it could cut dependency on oil, say supporters.

Switch to bioplastics is the first step towards a greener planet
Chinese plastics makers are switching to biodegradable materials as Beijing stresses on pollution-free economic progress

Chinese companies are betting on biodegradable plastics made from agricultural sources such as corn and sugar cane after President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of environmentally sound development at the recently concluded two sessions annual meeting.

23 Mar 2019 - 2:52PM

Chinese companies are betting on biodegradable plastics made from agricultural sources such as corn and sugar cane after President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of environmentally sound development at the recently concluded two sessions annual meeting.

Chinese plastics makers are switching to biodegradable materials as Beijing stresses on pollution-free economic progress