28 February 2018
Hong Kong: Is proximity to China still an advantage?

Hong Kong has benefited from its geographical proximity to Mainland China for a long time, but that's no longer the case for all sectors. Asset-related sectors continue to leverage this advantage a lot better than tourism and the re-export sectors

Fourth quarter growth should improve, but expect it to come down in 2018

Fourth quarter GDP figures will be released tomorrow (28th March), and we are still looking for growth of the Hong Kong economy albeit slightly slower from the 3.6% year-on-year in the third quarter and the overall 3.8% in 2017.

Better growth could come from consumption and investment in private and public construction. However, we believe growth will continue to slow to 3.5% in 2018 and also in the future due to changes in the economic and financial relationship with Mainland China.

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Good MornING Asia - 28 February 2018

As well as being generally upbeat, Fed Chairman Powell's speech adds a few new elements to Fed thinking

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