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Hong Kong, Saudi Stock Exchanges to Cooperate on Fintech, ESG

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Saudi Tadawul Group, Saudi’s stock exchange operator. Through the MoU, both the stock exchanges will explore cooperation in fintech, ESG and cross listings, as

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InvestHK to Aid Indonesian and Singaporean Firms to Set Up in Hong Kong

InvestHK’s Director-General of Investment Promotion Stephen Phillips has embarked on a duty visit to Jakarta, Indonesia as well as Singapore this week. The tour is part of InvestHK‘s latest efforts to promote Hong Kong’s business attractions, including the opportunities arising

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Year in Review: Hong Kong’s Top 5 Most Important Fintech Stories In 2022

Hong Kong’s emergence as a fintech hub is no secret as the city has long been at the forefront of adopting new technologies and developing innovative financial products and services.  In recent years, Hong Kong has seen a surge in fintech

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Hong Kong Pilots the FintechHK Community Platform

InvestHK has soft launched the FintechHK Community Platform to encourage local startups to expand their business to the Mainland, Southeast Asia, and other regions. Supported by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and InvestHK, the initiative comes as

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Hong Kong’s SFC Appoints Julia Leung as New CEO

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has announced the appointment of Julia Leung as its Chief Executive Officer for a three-year term, effective 1 January 2023. She is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer since 2018 and an Executive

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Salary is the Top Issue Exacerbating Hong Kong’s Fintech Talent Gap

The HKU-SCF Fintech Academy, Cyberport and Hong Kong Productivity Council have published a Fintech Talent Study Report which found an urgent need to nurture more talents to address the fintech talent gap. The report, which was unveiled at the Hong

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Here’s How Asia Has Been Betting Big on the Metaverse

The metaverse, a concept that refers to an immersive virtual environment which mimics aspects of the physical world using technologies such as virtual reality (VR), is taking hold in Asia. Governments and companies across the region are betting big on

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Hkma Announces Implementation Details of Pilot Scheme on Training Subsidy for Fintech Practitioners

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the implementation details of the Pilot Scheme on Training Subsidy for Fintech Practitioners (the Scheme). In the 2022-23 Budget, the Financial Secretary announced plans to implement the Scheme this year, so that practitioners

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18 Fintechs Make APAC’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Tech Startups Ranking

A ranking of Asia Pacific (APAC)’s top 100 fastest growing technology startups has named 18 fintech companies among the region’s most promising tech startups and up-and-coming tech leaders. These companies were selected by KPMG and HSBC among 6,472 tech startups

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Temasek-Backed ShopBack Gears up for Hong Kong Launch

ShopBack, a Temasek-backed shopping and rewards platform, announced that it will be expanding its footprint to Hong Kong with a soft launch on 8 August. According to ShopBack, it has already onboarded over 250 merchants in Hong Kong ranging from local

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