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Hong Kong has been an important shopping destination for Chinese tourists, and its tourist industry was hit as shoppers became more careful with cash.
Sentiment in the Singapore property market appears to be improving, but unsold inventory will still weigh in the short-term, a DBS executive said.
Beng Teck Liang, Singapore Medical Group, says Singapore offers the best doctors and latest medical technologies to those traveling for medical care.
Lionel Yeo of the Singapore Tourism Board talks about the event strategy adopted by the city-state in its bid to attract tourists.
From developing its harbor for tourism to hosting international events, Hong Kong still has more to offer tourists, says Allan Zeman, Lan Kwai Fong Group.
Singapore Foreign Secretary Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan explains why the island-nation is a leader in innovative urban solutions.
The city is investing in research & development in addition to SMEs, explains Nicholas Yang, Hong Kong's Secretary for Innovation and Technology.
Digital talent and the start-up ecosystem give Singapore an edge over other cities, says Vegard Aas of Telenor Group.
Oliver Tonby, McKinsey, weighs in on the impact of the introduction of virtual assistants, robots and "co-bots" on employment and skills.
Hong Kong's position as a financial center makes it a prime contender to become a fintech hub, according to Franklin Tong Fuk-kay of ASTRI.
Isaac Ho, VentureCraft, chose Hong Kong as the base for his VC has due to the city's proximity to China.
Esben Poulsson, Singapore Shipping Association, says Singapore has invested heavily to stay ahead of the curve as a maritime hub.
Robbert van Trooijen, APAC CEO of Maersk Line, says the ports of Singapore and Hong Kong are important centers to the company.
Satvinder Singh, IE Singapore, talks about the city-state's ambitions of being the top trading hub for commodities.
Willy Lin from the Hong Kong Shippers' Council explains why the outlook for HK shipping will improve this year.
The Hong Kong authorities should get involved in encouraging interest in sectors beyond finance, such as shipping, says Simon Doughty, Wallem Group.
Central bankers across Africa are paying special attention to the noises coming out of the U.S. Federal Reserve as they mull impending calls on monetary policy easing.
The U.S. will likely emerge the winner in a "cold currency war" that is heating up, an expert said.
The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
"Whether it's this year or next year, the odds of another economic downturn are high — and growing," Warren says.
Trade tensions that could lead to layoffs and a pullback from consumers are at the center of the recession case.
"Most of the industrial companies that I talk to are ready for the next big increase," Jim Cramer says of tariffs.