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This week: When One Door Closes, the Other One is “Always Open”, Where Hong Kong’s Food Lovers Feast. Taste of Hong Kong is Back for Thirds and Amazon Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

Welcome to GFA Pulse #162

Business News From Around Asia

Wow, this has been one busy week here as everyone springs back from CNY! This is the thing, I was talking to Amit from (my friend and our Virtual Reality Agency partner) and he said it almost isn’t fair. In that – there is this long holiday, and then everyone pushes and scrambles to jam in more work before slowing back down in the summer. The hustle of Asia business, what can I say?!

When One Door Closes, the Other One is “Always Open”
What started as an “auction site” has evolved into a marketplace. EBay is also responsible for evolving a platform for safe ecommerce transactions through PayPal, now spun off as a successful company in its own right.

Where Hong Kong’s Food Lovers Feast. Taste of Hong Kong is Back for Thirds
Food lovers rejoice, Taste of Hong Kong presented by Standard Chartered is back, bigger and better than ever. Returning to Central Harbourfront March 22nd-25th 2018, boasting a fresh new line-up for it’s third course, the event has its finger on the pulse of Hong Kong’s ever evolving dining scene.

Amazon Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know
Up 74% over the past 12 months already, Amazon stock is rising again this morning as analyst Wolfe Research announces a new upgrade for the e-tailer’s stock. Predicting that Amazon will hit $2,000 a share before this year is over, the New York City-based research house says investors who buy today could end up sitting on more than a 33% profit by year-end.

From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast

We have David Wu, a second generation family factory owned business. David studied overseas and is a returnee to China. When he talked to his dad, he convinced him to invest in making their own brand – Ausdom. Somewhat of a challenge and a game in a way between father and son, seems the risk / investment of making their own brand has paid off.

This week’s podcast blog post may be a newer e-commerce marketplace, but it has successfully made its way into the top online retailers list in the US. In fact, in its first year, was able to scale up 12 million different products and carried out $1 billion in gross merchandise value. In addition, Walmart acquired for a whopping $3.3 billion in 2016 – which is by far the most expensive US e-commerce acquisition of all time. 

Start your spring with a 2 day mastermind with other business peers. Open up with what is working and what isn’t in your business – and get valuable insights and tips to implement in the Spring and Summer seasons. See this coming 24th of March at Shenzhen, China!
If you are a businessperson who wants to come to Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou and Zhuhai to visit some manufacture companies, you may need someone to help you to arrange the schedules and accompany you to find something you need. We aim to help you to get what you want and make your business trips easier and smoother.
Are you a people person? A deal maker? A “hustler” that can make dollar out of fifteen cents? Asia needs people like you! 
Jenifer Jiang, co-founder General Manager of SKG, is mainly responsible for their SKG brands from China to a foreign country in a comprehensive business operation. The business started in 2007, the business went through a lot of difficulties especially when it had just started. 

Sent March 01, 2018

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