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On the front lines of cyberwar

Hong Kong needs to strengthen its defences against cyberattacks if it is to ensure its position as a major international financial centre. Businesses need to do more to build resilience, develop expertise and keep up to date, and the city’s vibrant hacker community could help. George W. Russell reports. The silence is as chilling as the air-conditioning… Read More On the front lines of cyberwar

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An interview with Stephen Phillips, Director-General of InvestHK

The new Director-General of InvestHK, Stephen Phillips sees his role as helping companies navigate their way to opportunities in Hong Kong, China and beyond. He explains to George W. Russell how the investment promotion agency can connect the dots amid new technology and emerging industries. By George W Russell Given that Hong Kong is one of the… Read More An interview with Stephen Phillips, Director-General of InvestHK

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An interview with Francis Leung, Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies

Francis Leung, Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, says Hong Kong’s position as a regional trading, transport, aviation and shipping hub is under threat. As Hong Kong celebrates its 20th anniversary of returning to China’s sovereignty, I would like to reflect on Hong Kong’s journey in the past two decades. A closer… Read More An interview with Francis Leung, Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies

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Making sense of blockchain

Firms, such as the Big Four, are playing an active role in the global adoption of blockchain. Jemelyn Yadao finds out how they are exploring this nascent technology and asks, will it really disrupt the profession? By Jemelyn Yadao Many believe that we are in the midst of the biggest revolution since the invention of the Internet.… Read More Making sense of blockchain

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Steps towards BEPS

International organizations have long waged a campaign against tax base erosion and profit shifting. Hong Kong is part of the battlefront and, as A Plus reports, multinational corporations will have to prepare for BEPS requirements – by adapting to new rules or even by changing their business models. Hong Kong last month edged closer to… Read More Steps towards BEPS

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Making Hong Kong the super-connector

China’s Belt and Road initiative is heavy on mega-projects, but Hong Kong is positioned to provide vital “soft” infrastructure such as corporate, financial, accounting and legal services as well as insurance, risk management, capital markets and trade assistance. George W. Russell finds out about possible opportunities for CPAs who think strategically about this US$900 billion… Read More Making Hong Kong the super-connector