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 In 2014, we remain relatively less suiginne on the back of expectations of a slowing in China's economy and a correction within the property market that will adversely affect...

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Hong Kong Industry Coverage (18)

Autos

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According to the Hong Kong Department of Transport (HKDT), passenger car sales declined 16.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) in January 2014, to 2,612 units. This was after the segment's strong performance in...

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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: Hong Kong remains an attractive consumer electronics market due to high incomes and strong demand for the latest products. However, spending growth on consumer electronics devices slowed...

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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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Following a year in which BMI believes saw increasing volumes in all freight modes but one, 2014 will signal growth across the whole freight transport sector and new historic high freight volume...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Hong Kong's emerging position as a regional data centre and cloud services hub helps to sustain growth above that seen in developed markets in other regions . The primary driver of...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We do not expect a significant improvement in construction growth in 2014, as several factors - namely a near-term decline in the project pipeline and a slowdown in China's economic...

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Insurance

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BMI View . Many of the world's leading multi-national life insurance companies have correctly recognised that Hong Kong represents a very attractive market opportunity. Premiums equivalent to...

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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. Having mainland China at its doorstep helps, as the...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: While seasonal flu is making more headlines in Hong Kong, we highlight that the country also has a significant burden of non-communicable diseases due to sedentary lifestyles and...

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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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Hong Kong's real estate sector has recovered from the financial downturn, with office, retail and industrial space all posting positive growth. Low vacancy rates in the central business district (CBD...

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Retail

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BMI View: Hong Kong's retail sector is expected to grow steadily over the next few years as its sophisticated urban population continues to spend on non-essential items such as luxury clothing...

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Shipping

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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 after 2013...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Hong Kong has many positive characteristics including comp aratively high purchasing power and a business-friendly environment , and it was the first to launch a commercial...

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Tourism

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BMI's Hong Kong tourism report examines the strong long-term investment potential offered by this well-established market at the centre of the Asia Pacific region. Supported by substantial growth in...

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Water

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BMI View: The uncertainty surrounding the steady supply of water from the Dongjiang in mainland China has forced the authorities in Ho ng Kong to develop a strategy and a number of projects that...

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