Hong Kong

In-depth country-focused analysis on Hong Kong's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Hong Kong's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Hong Kong, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Hong Kong's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Hong Kong before your competitors.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Country Risk

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Hong Kong Core Views We continue to hold a below consensus forecast for Hong Kong's real economic growth in 2014 at 3.0%. Indeed, Q114's weak real GDP growth print of 2.5% year-on-year (y-o-y)...

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Hong Kong Industry Coverage (18)

Autos

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According to the Hong Kong Department of Transport (HKDT), vehicle sales for the first four months of 2014 came in at 15,040 units, an increase of 6.1% year-on-year (y-o-y). This figure consists of...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators  Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: high incomes and   a tech literate population combine to ensure demand for the latest devices remains strong in Hong Kong , helping to compensate for the diminished first time buyer...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View : C onsumer goods segments in Hong Kong have been relatively well developed for some time, and given the country's population of 7.15mn, investment opportunities in the food and...

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Freight Transport

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BMI View: Following a year of steady growth in all freight modes but one, BMI forecasts increasing volumes across the whole of Hong Kong's freight transport sector in 2014, with some of the...

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Information Technology

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BMI View:   market maturity means growth rates in Hong Kong will underperform emerging markets in the APAC region. However we believe it s position as a regional data   centre and cloud...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: The delays with several public projects suggest that their uncompleted construction works could spill over to 2014 and 2015, boosting construction and infrastructure growth rates during...

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Insurance

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BMI View: In recent years, successful marketing campaigns by the many global life insurance companies have produced a surge in new business (and total) premiums despite Hong Kong's life insurance...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View:   The Hong Kong medical device market has experienced strong growth in recent years and this is expected to continue over the forecast period, with the highest growth...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View:   With  no domestic energy resources, Hong Kong faces the challenge of meeting growing oil and gas demand through imports alone.   While Hong Kong can ostensibly fall back on China in...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View:   Hong Kong will remain as an attractive destination for foreign pharmaceutical firms due to rising medical demands from the ageing population. In addition, its proximity from China will...

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Power

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BMI View: Thermal energy continues to account for the almost all of Hong Kong's domestic energy production; while there have been some tentative steps towards generating energy from renewable...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Hong Kong remains one of the most dynamic commercial real estate markets in the world , with high rents and intense competition for office, retail and industrial sp ace. 2014 has...

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Retail

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BMI View:   Hong Kong's sophisticated urban population is expected to continue to spend on non-essential items over the next few years, leading to continued expansion of the retail sector....

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Shipping

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BMI View: The port of Hong Kong holds the top position in Hong Kong's maritime sector in terms of both total tonnage and container throughput. BMI believes it will demonstrate growth in 2014...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Hong Kong's telecoms sector is expected to be driven by data usage in the next few years. The Hong Kong government is actively promoting the territory as a regional hub for data centres...

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Tourism

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The tourism report for Hong Kong looks at a range of key indicators in this flourishing Asia Pacific market, with growth expected across inbound and outbound travel, the hotel sector, tourism...

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Water

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BMI View:  There has been little in the way of new developments in the Hong Kong water sector this quarter. The upgrade and modernisation projects already underway are continuing as planned and...

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