HK Economy - Highlight
13 Feb 2017
The shipping industry has suffered heavy falls since the 2008 financial crisis as the global economy slowed. Yet despite the dim short-term outlook, fresh opportunities have arisen for Hong Kong maritime service providers to capitalise on the growing demand for ship financing services driven by the rise of Chinese lenders in the market.
Hong Kong has one of the largest and most dynamic film entertainment industries in the world. As one of the world's largest film and television content exporters, Hong Kong has captured a fair share of the regional market, in particular the market on the Chinese mainland.
It is estimated that the global Muslim population is about two billion. While the growth of the halal food market will primarily be driven by the increasing demand from Muslim, there is also a rising demand from non-Muslim consumers. Hong Kong as an international food trading hub, companies based there will be ideally placed to capitalise on the niche business opportunities accorded by the halal food industry.