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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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?
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
Racehorses beat humans by a nose in enjoying mobility across the Greater Bay Area on a single passport

Racehorses have been moving freely across Hong Kong’s border with southern China, becoming the first beneficiaries of the city’s closer connectivity with the Pearl River Delta.

20 Mar 2019 - 11:53AM

Racehorses have been moving freely across Hong Kong’s border with southern China, becoming the first beneficiaries of the city’s closer connectivity with the Pearl River Delta.

Racehorses beat humans by a nose in enjoying mobility across the Greater Bay Area on a single passport
Hong Kong shares gold for world’s most expensive city, alongside Paris and Singapore, survey says

Hong Kong leaps three spots to share dubious title alongside the French capital and incumbent Singapore, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living survey, put out by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

21 Mar 2019 - 12:27PM

Hong Kong leaps three spots to share dubious title alongside the French capital and incumbent Singapore, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living survey, put out by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Hong Kong shares gold for world’s most expensive city, alongside Paris and Singapore, survey says
Macau extends gambling licenses for SJM and MGM China until 2022 to synchronise expiry date of all six casino concessions

With the extension, the casino concessions of SJM and MGM China would be synchronised with Sands China, Wynn Macau, Galaxy Entertainment and Melco Resorts.

15 Mar 2019 - 10:29PM

With the extension, the casino concessions of SJM and MGM China would be synchronised with Sands China, Wynn Macau, Galaxy Entertainment and Melco Resorts.

Macau extends gambling licenses for SJM and MGM China until 2022 to synchronise expiry date of all six casino concessions
Chinese entrepreneurs’ pessimism stands out as Fidelity survey points to a gloomy 2019

Weaker consumer sentiment and increasing costs of doing business are the core drivers of this year’s pessimism, says Michael Sayers, equities research director at Fidelity

12 Mar 2019 - 10:55PM

Weaker consumer sentiment and increasing costs of doing business are the core drivers of this year’s pessimism, says Michael Sayers, equities research director at Fidelity

Chinese entrepreneurs’ pessimism stands out as Fidelity survey points to a gloomy 2019
China’s young tech millionaires just the right demographic for British supercar maker McLaren as it zips past rivals
How the world's rich are preparing for economic trouble
Cash gains popularity among world’s super-rich amid concerns over political instability, downturn
Danish toymaker Lego builds its empire in China brick by brick, store by store

The Danish toymaker, known for its multicoloured building bricks, will open 80 stores, mostly in third and fourth tier cities in China, where the company registered strong double-digit revenue growth last year.

3 Mar 2019 - 10:25PM

The Danish toymaker, known for its multicoloured building bricks, will open 80 stores, mostly in third and fourth tier cities in China, where the company registered strong double-digit revenue growth last year.

Danish toymaker Lego builds its empire in China brick by brick, store by store
Lee Kum Kee oyster sauce dynasty flies up Forbes Hong Kong rich list but can’t touch Li Ka-shing’s fortune

Lee Man-tat, chairman of the famous Lee Kum Kee Group, saw his family’s wealth double in the last year, springboarding them into third place.

14 Feb 2019 - 11:19PM

Lee Man-tat, chairman of the famous Lee Kum Kee Group, saw his family’s wealth double in the last year, springboarding them into third place.

Lee Kum Kee oyster sauce dynasty flies up Forbes Hong Kong rich list but can’t touch Li Ka-shing’s fortune
As ‘Big Four’ move into legal sector, Hong Kong firms left to ponder independence, fair competition

Major accounting services companies are aggressively expanding legal services offerings in Hong Kong as part of a global trend.

28 Dec 2018 - 11:36AM

Major accounting services companies are aggressively expanding legal services offerings in Hong Kong as part of a global trend.

As ‘Big Four’ move into legal sector, Hong Kong firms left to ponder independence, fair competition
Hong Kong-based Vistra aims to be one of the global ‘big four’ in the corporate services industry
  • The offshore corporate services industry is entering a new era of respectability, shedding its former image as a hiding place of money for the world’s wealthiest jet-setters, says Jonathan Clifton, regional managing director, Asia and Middle East at Vistra.
18 Dec 2018 - 7:42AM
  • The offshore corporate services industry is entering a new era of respectability, shedding its former image as a hiding place of money for the world’s wealthiest jet-setters, says Jonathan Clifton, regional managing director, Asia and Middle East at Vistra.
Hong Kong-based Vistra aims to be one of the global ‘big four’ in the corporate services industry
Modern Terminals embraces Maersk’s blockchain maritime database to speed up shipping
Hong Kong tops list of Asian cities for financial firms to call home, but is losing investment attractiveness, according to surveys

Hong Kong is the best location in Asia for setting up a finance company, according to research published on Thursday by Colliers International. Another survey, released by PwC and US think tank Urban Land Institute, however, found the city’s investment attractiveness was on the decline.

23 Nov 2018 - 5:50PM

Hong Kong is the best location in Asia for setting up a finance company, according to research published on Thursday by Colliers International. Another survey, released by PwC and US think tank Urban Land Institute, however, found the city’s investment attractiveness was on the decline.

Hong Kong tops list of Asian cities for financial firms to call home, but is losing investment attractiveness, according to surveys