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January 19, 2018

SINGAPORE - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to increase the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) by 25bps to 3.25% at its January 25 meeting, ANZ Bank reports, adding that even with this increase, the overall monetary policy stance will still be accommodative, as real rates remain at negative levels.

January 19, 2018

BEIJING - China's economy ended 2017 on strong footing with a better-than-expected growth rate and improved structure, official data shows. The world's second largest economy expanded 6.9% on-year in 2017, higher than the 6.7% growth registered in 2016, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed.

January 18, 2018

SINGAPORE -  Global market research company Euromonitor International has unveiled via webinar the latest trends shaping the halal market as companies race to benefit from a pool of untapped consumers.

January 17, 2018

HONG KONG – China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in June 2017 published a  draft Export Control Law (ECL) for public comment. In a Client Alert, lawyers Baker McKenzie says that, if enacted, the ECL will be the first set of comprehensive and unified export control legislation in China, which is aimed at upgrading the country's existing regime of various administrative regulations and rules. BM says the ECL is widely expected to be introduced in the National People's Congress within 2018.


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StartMeUp Hong Kong Festival 2018 - January 29-February 2, 2018

January 29, 2018 to February 2, 2018

InvestHK’s StartMeUp Festival gets under way on January 29, with its Venture Forum, during which leading speakers from around the globe asses the latest trends and opportunities in entrepreneurship and innovation. Other core events – 

The Fintech Finals, January 30-31;
The Connected Cities, January 30;
Retail’s Cutting Edge, January 31;
HealthTech 020, February 1; and
Internet of Life Summit, February 2.

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