Formatting Western Television in China

The success of IPCN in exporting TV underlines China’s substantial appetite for British products

The Sharing Economy Grows in China

As China’s growth powers on, the global trend towards collaborative consumption – the so-called ‘sharing economy’ – is taking root in the country with increasing vigour

Social Entrepreneurship in China

While China’s growth has lifted a huge number of people out of poverty, social enterprise (businesses that earn a profit while also benefiting society) has the potential to meet some of its remaining challenges – just as it is doing in maturer economies like the UK

Asia’s export stumble

Without a recovery in trade, the region may not benefit from improving Western demand

Asia’s big grind

Don’t expect much – upside or downside – from the region

Asia’s welfare challenge

Demographic trends mean more must be spent on welfare

Acquiring talent in Asia

Asia represents one-third of the global economy and is home to half the world’s total population, with roughly 3bn people within the economically active age band (15 to 64 years). While a workforce of such size represents a tremendous opportunity for multinational corporations (MNCs), it also comes with its share of challenges. Mark Braithwaite, Asia Pacific managing director of Odgers Berndtson, a global executive search firm, gives three tips for hiring talent in Asia.

Ready to launch: The growth of e-commerce in Asia

The Economist Intelligence Unit speaks to Koen Thijssen, the co-CEO of Asia Pacific Internet Group, a joint venture supporting the successful establishment of startups in Asia Pacific. The Group is 50% owned by Ooredoo, a Qatari telecoms group, and 50% by Rocket Internet, a global venture-capital firm focused on e-commerce.

ASEAN and the AEC: Diversity Epitomised

ASEAN[1] has seen respectable growth over the last two to three years. However, with the introduction of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) due in 2015, hopes are high in some ASEAN countries for appreciable additional growth. Su Sian Lim, ASEAN Economist at HSBC, casts an eye over some of ASEAN’s most interesting economies, their future prospects, and those of the AEC.

Creating a Greater China cash management strategy

Despite the publicity surrounding the internationalisation of the renminbi (RMB), a significant number of corporations continue to postpone the development of their cash management strategy for Greater China. Typically, this is because treasurers and finance directors believe there are still many technological and infrastructure hurdles to make the process worthwhile. But as Lewis Sun, Head of Sales China, Global Payments and Cash Management at HSBC explains, this assumption is no longer correct and implementing such a strategy now can reap substantive dividends in terms of both local and global working capital efficiency.

The rise of the micro-multinationals

Five traits of a smart company

Week in China - Guide to the Pearl River Delta

With a population the size of the UK, southern China’s PRD region is a $1 trillion economic powerhouse – and its importance is only growing

Sumit Dutta, CEO, HSBC Indonesia, discusses Indonesia’s economy, the country’s reform plans and its potential for future growth.

A bad start to the year

Baidu besieged by negative news as it heads into 2016

Google Hangout - Trade Outlook: 2016 and Beyond

Gain insight about the future of trade and what it means for your business.

It has been a tough 12 months for companies to do business in Asia and 2016 is set to be another difficult year. Corporates will need to be nimble to get the most out of the opportunities that the region has to offer.

New HSBC Trade Forecast Reports

Import volumes in developed economies remain relatively robust, according to the HSBC Trade Forecast

The urge to merge

Yet another giant SOE consolidation – this time in shipping and logistics

Trade Winds: shaping the future of international business

The world is entering a third phase of globalisation that will boost trade, change the way companies work and improve the quality of life of millions of people, according to a new HSBC report.

Trade Winds: video

The world is entering a third phase of globalisation that will boost trade, change the way companies work and improve the quality of life of millions of people, according to a new HSBC report.

Connecting for Growth -  Growth Through New Markets

Antony Joseph, Creative Director and Richard Joseph, Managing Director of Joseph Joseph talk us through how they have grown through connecting internationally.

Hatching an escape plan

Why Yum Brands is rethinking its key market

From treasury to procurement

Making the business case for a successful Supply Chain Finance programme.

Selecting a finance partner

While selecting a banking partner (or partners) to help establish and grow a Supply Chain Finance (SCF) programme may seem straightforward, many buyers ultimately underestimate its complexity.

Moving beyond buy-in

The challenges of implementing a Supply Chain Finance programme.

Cashing yin

US developers lure Chinese buyers with feng shui

HSBC named Best Cash Management Bank in the World

For an unprecedented fourth year in a row, HSBC has been awarded Best Cash Management Bank for corporates in Euromoney magazine’s Global Cash Management Survey

The Sharing Economy Grows in China

As China’s growth powers on, the global trend towards collaborative consumption – the so-called ‘sharing economy’ – is taking root in the country with increasing vigour

Formatting Western Television in China

The success of IPCN in exporting TV underlines China’s substantial appetite for British products