HSBC’s Headquarters: Staying in UK or Coming to Hong Kong?

Dear Global Business Enthusiast,

Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong.

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This week, HSBC HQ, UK or HK? Apple China here, Startups for HK’s future, and more!

Typing this up looking out into Nathan Road, love the hustle and bustle. It is motivating me to get off my butt and finish this week’s newsletter. So thanks for being here and reading 🙂

Where is HSBC’s headquarters going? I mentioned in a newsletter a while back that they were considering Hong Kong, but seems they are staying put in the UK. boo!

Apple Pay came out today in Mainland China. Going head to head with the big guys..wonder if they will keep up in the fierce battle between Tencent’s Wechat and Alibaba’s Alipay. Many don’t think so.

Can Hong Kong start-ups change the city’s fortunes?

via Andre Martin

And on a fun note….

We have Hong Kong in love with LED! On Valentines, they had a great white rose LED lighting display – this post has some nice photos!

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Listen to this week’s podcast

Episode 113! E-commerce veteran, Jeremy Hanks is back on the show. He was in Hong Kong for a couple days and we got to catch him for a podcast. He isn’t lecturing here, but he has some tips and warnings for those 100% dependent on Amazon for their sales.

Also in China Business Cast, Shlomo and I interview Thomas from Walk the Chat agency digging deep into Wechat marketing for your Chinese marketing success. It has a lot of good strategies so tune in!

On the Blog

One of the core use cases of a Hong Kong company is to do import and export. Today’s blog we dig into and highlight the reasons why!

Hong Kong Supercharged News

Nothing makes me happier than hearing from people who enjoy the books we offer! Thanks for everyone who supports our blog and podcast by purchasing our books or services – and I’m so happy you’re enjoying them. Together, we are taking Global From Asia to the next level!

Photo of the Week

I love being in HSBC banks, spending more and more time there – so took a quick video on Instagram with the whole bank world happening behind me.

Sent Feb 18, 2016

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American internet entrepreneur in China, Asia, and Hong Kong. Helping companies do business globally from Asia

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