At the start of every new year, the local media will almost religiously follow the ritual of force-feeding their readers with the prognosis of the usual crowd of investment gurus, most of them usually restating the obvious.
A challenging 2017 in all likelihood could help Hong Kong revive its can-do spirit — which has driven the city’s economic success in the past.
The government should be prepared to use its massive reserves as well as think outside the box to tackle important livelihood issues.
With considerable experience in building on slopes and reclamation areas, we can overcome technical difficulties in land development. But hindrances caused by human factors are difficult to deal with.
The US stock market has continued to pop following the New Year holiday break.
On New Year's Eve, one of my best friends sent me an emotional text message saying she was lucky to have taken off from Brussels International Airport in the early hours of March 22, just a few hours before the terrorist attacks at the airport and Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels.
US president-elect Donald Trump has not moderated his anti-trade tone since winning the election.
Beijing and Shanghai enacted rules on car-hailing services at the end of December, keeping most of the strict requirements of the previous drafts.
This year is significant in China's political calendar as the 19th Communist Party of China National Congress will convene in Beijing in the second half of this year.
Held in the midst of an economic downturn, the 51st Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo has also set an example of how the troubled retail sector can beat the sales slump.