Service Industries - Highlight
23 June 2017
As a transit hub in Central and Eastern Europe, Slovakia has become a magnet for export-oriented manufacturing industries. Both the public and private sectors are active in upgrading the country’s handling capacity to prepare for the expected increase in Eurasian cargo traffic. Also, Slovakia is making moves to stretch its wings to Asia, including a plan to start a double tax treaty negotiation with Hong Kong.
Consumers’ Appetites for Audio-visual Products on the Rise: The Spring 2017 Hong Kong Electronics Fair Survey
With the electronics market remaining optimistic, audio-visual and digital entertainment items will be the products worth noting, according to the survey at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2017 (Spring Edition). Consumer electronics continue to be the items with the best growth prospects in 2017. Smart watches remain the products with the greatest potential among wearable electronic items while smart home applications also appears promising.
Despite disappointment at the lack of Chinese films making the cut at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Hong Kong moviemakers were doing brisk business in terms of global sales, while Netflix was proving to be the event's bête noire.