8 April 2013
HKTDC Economists Discuss Latest Research
Video Interviews Spotlight Xinjiang, Columbia, Baby Products and China’s Urbanisation
8 April 2013 – The following videos have been prepared by the HKTDC Research Department. If you or your editorial staff would like more information on these, and other Hong Kong-related topics, or are interested in interviewing any of the HKTDC economists, please contact Joe Kainz, at (852) 2584 4216; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colombia's buyers and exhibitors are set to make a greater impact on Hong Kong trade shows. The country is diversifying its trade focus on Asia under an alliance with Chile, Peru and Mexico, and ahead of an expected free trade agreement with China, says HKTDC Economist Louis Chan.
The exploding demand for food, clothing, toys and other products for babies and children provide huge promise for Hong Kong suppliers, both in developed and developing markets, says HKTDC Economist for Global Research Wenda Ma. Some of the largest opportunities are in the BRICS countries, with their 233 million babies and children.
China's rapid urbanisation will be led by the development of 20 city clusters, says Billy Wong, HKTDC Senior Economist (Greater China), in the March edition of the Hong Kong Trade Quarterly. These metropolitan circles will foster lower-tier cities and build huge demand for services such as catering and entertainment.
The Xinjiang Autonomous Region is set to see huge external trade development thanks to Central Asia’s booming energy sector, says HKTDC Economist Wing Chu. This, in turn, will see rising demand for clothing, shoes and electronic goods – products that Hong Kong traders and manufacturers can supply.
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A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers . With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com.