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Weighting for success

A year on since the introduction of weighted voting rights in Hong Kong, experts debate whether the stock structure really makes the city a more attractive listing hub, Nicky Burridge reports. Smartphone maker Xiaomi Corporation raised HK$42.6 billion through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) in July last year.… Read More Weighting for success

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How to cope with peak season

Philip Watkins, Naturopath at Integrated Medicine Institute in Hong Kong, on how to take a preventive approach to managing stress, and why going out after work is a good idea. Managing stress is nothing new in Hong Kong. With long work hours and high-pressure situations commonplace, Hongkongers were recently found to be the fifth most… Read More How to cope with peak season

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Master of change

Audit reform, the new Qualification Programme, the Greater Bay Area, and other opportunities beyond Hong Kong – the profession faces a year of big changes and new possibilities. Patrick Law, the Institute’s new President, tells A Plus how he will be leading members through them, while helping them thrive in their role as Accountants Plus.… Read More Master of change

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Bracing for Brexit

Brexit – a ticking time bomb or a chance to spread one’s wings? With Britain scheduled to leave the European Union on 29 March, Michelle Perry looks at how businesses are preparing for potential scenarios, including a disruptive “no-deal” one. Almost three years have passed since a slim majority of Britons voted to exit the… Read More Bracing for Brexit

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One China, two stock connects

Since launching in 2014, Stock Connect has helped bolster Hong Kong’s role in connecting the Mainland with the rest of the world. Nicky Burridge finds out how else the cross-border access scheme has impacted Hong Kong, how investors have benefited, and what the current issues are. More than US$60 billion of foreign money is expected… Read More One China, two stock connects

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Ready for take off

Drones are just one of a number of technologies that could improve audit quality across different industries. Nicky Burridge looks at how likely the technology will be an important part of the future auditor’s job. Conducting an audit stock count for a coal-fired power station is no easy matter. It involves physically traversing the coal… Read More Ready for take off