Hong Kong Advantages Landing

PROXIMITY to Mainland China

  • The world’s no.1 offshore renminbi bond market

  • Home to the world’s no.1 offshore renminbi liquidity pool

INTERNATIONALITY

  • Ranked among the world’s top 3 financial centres

  • Ranked 3rd globally in “international experience”

  • Ranked 1st among Eastern Asian countries in talent competitiveness and availability of a skilled global workforce

Source 1: IMD World Talent Report, IMD World Competitiveness Centre, November 2018

Source 2: The Global Financial Centres Index, March 2019

CONNECTIVITY to Asia and beyond

  • Within a 4-hour flight of major Asian cities and a 5-hour flight from half the world’s population

  • 100+ airlines offer easy and efficient travel to 220 locations from Hong Kong

QUALITY and DIVERSITY of services

  • The world’s most services-oriented economy with services accounting for more than 90% of GDP

  • Professional services workforce numbers more than 221,000 in areas such as legal, accounting and auditing, architecture and engineering, information technology, advertising and specialised design

Source 1: Census and Statistics Department, HKSAR, November 2018

SYNERGY

  • Asia’s 2nd-largest private equity centre managing about 20% of the region’s total capital pool

  • Mainland China’s no.1 source of foreign direct investment and the world’s 5th-largest source of foreign direct investment

Source 1: World Investment Report, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, June 2018

EFFICIENCY and FLEXIBILITY

  • Ranked the world’s freest economy and the 4th-easiest place to do business

  • Only 3 direct taxes are imposed and generous tax allowances and deductions are offered

Source 1: Index of Economic Freedom, Heritage Foundation, January 2019

Source 2: The World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 report

PROXIMITY to Mainland China

  • The world’s no.1 offshore renminbi bond market

  • Home to the world’s no.1 offshore renminbi liquidity pool

INTERNATIONALITY

  • Ranked among the world’s top 3 financial centres

  • Ranked 3rd globally in “international experience”

  • Ranked 1st among Eastern Asian countries in talent competitiveness and availability of a skilled global workforce

Source 1: IMD World Talent Report, IMD World Competitiveness Centre, November 2018

Source 2: The Global Financial Centres Index, March 2019

CONNECTIVITY to Asia and beyond

  • Within a 4-hour flight of major Asian cities and a 5-hour flight from half the world’s population

  • 100+ airlines offer easy and efficient travel to 220 locations from Hong Kong

QUALITY and DIVERSITY of services

  • The world’s most services-oriented economy with services accounting for more than 90% of GDP

  • Professional services workforce numbers more than 221,000 in areas such as legal, accounting and auditing, architecture and engineering, information technology, advertising and specialised design

Source 1: Census and Statistics Department, HKSAR, November 2018

SYNERGY

  • Asia’s 2nd-largest private equity centre managing about 20% of the region’s total capital pool

  • Mainland China’s no.1 source of foreign direct investment and the world’s 5th-largest source of foreign direct investment

Source 1: World Investment Report, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, June 2018

EFFICIENCY and FLEXIBILITY

  • Ranked the world’s freest economy and the 4th-easiest place to do business

  • Only 3 direct taxes are imposed and generous tax allowances and deductions are offered

Source 1: Index of Economic Freedom, Heritage Foundation, January 2019

Source 2: The World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 report

Your Ideal Belt and Road Partner

Knowledgeable, experienced and well-connected, Hong Kong has a unique combination of advantages to partner with investors, intermediaries and project owners worldwide to take advantage of Belt and Road opportunities.

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly SMEs, in the mainland and international markets.

The HKTDC's mission is to create opportunities for Hong Kong companies. We focus on delivering value by promoting trade in goods and services, while connecting the world's small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through Hong Kong's business platform.

Government and public organisations

Government and public organisations

Through the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority aims to play a key role in pooling together key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to exchange information and share experience with a view to facilitating more efficient and Sustainable investment flows into the Belt and Road countries.
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the world's sixth-largest stock market in terms of market capitalisation and one of the world's top three IPO markets, is an ideal fundraising channel for new and ongoing development projects.

Professional and financial advisory services

Professional and financial advisory services

Hong Kong's accounting, insurance, due diligence, tax and management consulting services have extensive experience working with global investors, lenders and public sector entities in market entry assessment, corporate finance and transaction structuring, corporate governance and tax advisory, compliance and auditing, and risk evaluation and allocation.

Investment and financing

Investment and financing

Hong Kong is the largest capital market in Asia with diverse financing channels including equity listing, syndicated loans, private equity funds and renminbi-denominated bonds. All of the more than 150 international and local banks in Hong Kong, of which 70 rank among the world's top 100, are active in corporate loans, syndicated loans and project financing in the region.

Trade and logistics

Trade and logistics

As a logistics and maritime services hub as well as a regional trading centre, Hong Kong can be a trade and logistics integrator for cooperation in road, rail, aviation and maritime transport among Belt and Road countries by providing support services such as research and management advisory to development projects.

Project planning and development

Project planning and development

With its internationally-recognised technical skill set, expertise in project management and consulting, and a proven track record in build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects and partnerships with Chinese and international infrastructure companies, Hong Kong's project management and engineering sector is among the world's most experienced in advising and managing large-scale projects globally.

Legal and dispute resolution Services

Legal and dispute resolution Services

Hong Kong is home to some 900 local solicitor firms and about 85 global law firms. Legal advisors based in Hong Kong are familiar with the legal and regulatory landscape of different countries around the world and can play a pivotal role in Belt and Road development.
Benefiting from a sound and independent legal system, Hong Kong has long been a regional hub for dispute resolution, with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre rated the most preferred seat of arbitration outside Europe.

Source 1: 2015 International Arbitration Survey, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London, October 2015

Government and public organisations

Government and public organisations

Through the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority aims to play a key role in pooling together key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to exchange information and share experience with a view to facilitating more efficient and Sustainable investment flows into the Belt and Road countries.
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the world's sixth-largest stock market in terms of market capitalisation and one of the world's top three IPO markets, is an ideal fundraising channel for new and ongoing development projects.

Professional and financial advisory services

Professional and financial advisory services

Hong Kong's accounting, insurance, due diligence, tax and management consulting services have extensive experience working with global investors, lenders and public sector entities in market entry assessment, corporate finance and transaction structuring, corporate governance and tax advisory, compliance and auditing, and risk evaluation and allocation.

Investment and financing

Investment and financing

Hong Kong is the largest capital market in Asia with diverse financing channels including equity listing, syndicated loans, private equity funds and renminbi-denominated bonds. All of the more than 150 international and local banks in Hong Kong, of which 70 rank among the world's top 100, are active in corporate loans, syndicated loans and project financing in the region.

Trade and logistics

Trade and logistics

As a logistics and maritime services hub as well as a regional trading centre, Hong Kong can be a trade and logistics integrator for cooperation in road, rail, aviation and maritime transport among Belt and Road countries by providing support services such as research and management advisory to development projects.

Project planning and development

Project planning and development

With its internationally-recognised technical skill set, expertise in project management and consulting, and a proven track record in build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects and partnerships with Chinese and international infrastructure companies, Hong Kong's project management and engineering sector is among the world's most experienced in advising and managing large-scale projects globally.

Legal and dispute resolution Services

Legal and dispute resolution Services

Hong Kong is home to some 900 local solicitor firms and about 85 global law firms. Legal advisors based in Hong Kong are familiar with the legal and regulatory landscape of different countries around the world and can play a pivotal role in Belt and Road development.
Benefiting from a sound and independent legal system, Hong Kong has long been a regional hub for dispute resolution, with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre rated the most preferred seat of arbitration outside Europe.

Source 1: 2015 International Arbitration Survey, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London, October 2015

Why do investors prefer to partner with Hong Kong-based companies in their Belt and Road projects? Because they know we have a great track record.

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Why do investors prefer to partner with Hong Kong-based companies in their Belt and Road projects? Because they know we have a great track record.

Check out our success stories

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