The HKTDC Export Index fell to 41.7 in the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), from 47.6 in 2Q14. Overall, exporters became more pessimistic about their likely export performance over the short-term, which may signal a quarter-to-quarter contraction in Hong Kong’s exports.
Survey shows that Hong Kong is the first port of call of Chinese mainland, including the YRD enterprises seeking partners and professional services. With the mainland accelerating the pace of “going out” and “bringing in”, this is bound to provide more opportunities for Hong Kong service providers.
A distinctly Japanese Manga-friendly motif characterised this year's Hong Kong Book Fair, although translated books, French debut novels, sundry literary launches, local publishers and keen mainland purchasers also made their mark.