The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is playing a key research role for Belt and Road Initiative opportunities, says HKUST’s Albert Park. Co-presenting a series of market insight seminars, Professor Park says the HKUST’s Business School has a major collaboration with overseas academics while as founding member of the Asian Universities Alliance it is promoting two-way partnerships with Belt and Road countries and opportunities in Hong Kong.
Albert Park, Director, HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies
A major driver for the Chinese mainland economy in 2018 will be domestic demand, says Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties. Speaking at the January 2018 Asian Financial Forum (AFF), Mr Chan adds that technology will also be a key economic factor for the next 5-7 years. He says the AFF is now a major regional event while the AFF panel he chairs on China opportunities has become an increasingly hot topic.
Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited
Asian Financial Forum
The internationalisation of the Rmb could help China become a leader in “green finance” says a member of the Executive Board with Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank. Speaking at the 2018 Asian Financial Forum (AFF), Dr Andreas Dombret says Hong Kong is supporting this process. He also expects the EU to perform better than expected in 2018 with consumer and investment sentiment at an all time high.
Dr Andreas Dombret, Member, Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank