2009 French Chamber SME Awards in Hong Kong

The French Chamber presented its second SME Awards during the Chamber’s Annual Gala dinner which took place on May 22, at the Grand Hyatt. Originally created by Christine Lagarde, French Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment, the SME Awards aim to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and development of SMEs created by French entrepreneurs in [...]

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Tokyo Now World’s Most Expensive Office Market

Tokyo’s Inner Central District overtook London’s West End to become the most expensive office location in the World – with an occupancy cost of $183 per sq. ft. – according to the CB Richard Ellis global office cost survey. Moscow, Hong Kong’s central business district and Tokyo’s outer central district were in third, fourth and [...]


A Christie’s Record for a Chinese Oil

A painting by Chinese artist Sanyu fetched a record HK$42.1 ($5.4 million) at a Hong Kong auction as bidders fought for lots, betting that the worst of Asia’s art-market slump is over. Of the 38 lots offered last week at Christie’s International’s top selection of Asian art, 34 sold, raising a combined HK$181.7 million, according [...]


Noah’s ark opens in Hong Kong

“Evangelical Chinese billionaires have created the world’s first biblically proportioned Noah’s Ark which opened this week in Hong Kong. The Noah’s Ark at Ma Wan Park in Hong Kong is a tourist attraction built by the Kwok brothers (pictured below), who are behind Hong Kong’s largest real estate developer Sun Hung Kai Properties.” The message [...]


The Most Expensive Private Club in the World?

A Hong Kong-based company is offering memberships in what is billed as the world’s most expensive private club for $15.2 million apiece. Only 100 Charter Corporate Platinum Memberships in the Richman’s IMC (International Millionaire’s Club) will be available worldwide, good for 30 years. The club, to be known as Richmans IMC (for International Millionaire’s Club), [...]


Louis Vuitton – A Passion for Creation in Hong Kong

A symbol of French elegance and savoirvivre, Louis Vuitton has maintained close links with the art world for more than 150 years. As pioneers of the art of travel, Louis Vuitton and his successors have forged a strong relationship between traditional know-how and contemporary design. The arrival of Marc Jacobs as artistic director in 1997 [...]

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