Reports & Articles 2022

Colliers Quarterly | Q1 2022 | Investment

19/04/2022 - Colliers

The Colliers Quarterly Reports for Q1 2022 reported that market uncertainties delay decision making and curtail transaction volume ahead of expected H2 recovery. Total investment volume slowed down along with the more stringent social-distancing rules in place since late January. Looking ahead, Colliers expects the investment market to remain slow in Q2 but believes market momentum and activities will likely improve in H2 2022.

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Colliers Quarterly | Q1 2022 | Office

19/04/2022 - Colliers

The Colliers Quarterly Reports for Q1 2022 reported that market uncertainties delay decision making and curtail transaction volume ahead of expected H2 recovery. Office space demand weakened in Q1 2022, largely due to inspection activities being held up, resulted in the overall vacancy rate climbed slightly to 10.9% in the quarter.

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Top 3 Global Mobility trends and innovations in 2022 

04/04/2022 - Crown

There are many areas of progress that have developed through the pandemic, that have positively influenced business as a whole and the Global Mobility industry in particular.

The main features of the trends we are focusing on this year highlight the themes of inclusion, cooperating and sustainability. We can see that the advancements around these themes are accelerating and affect both business as well as Global Mobility priorities and influence positive shifts in a number of ways.

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Post COP26 – Combatting climate change in Hong Kong and beyond

16/03/2022 - Arup

Following COP26, there is a growing realisation that the world must take more ambitious and immediate actions towards decarbonisation and adaptation to avoid the irreversible damage of climate change.

This paper is published by Arup, in collaboration with Civic Exchange, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Hong Kong Association, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and World Green Building Council (WGBC). It offers insights into how we can contribute to – and capitalise on – the outcomes of COP26.

The document sets out a series of strategies and measures for the built environment to reduce carbon emissions, while optimising wider benefits and opportunities. These will make Hong Kong a leading example in combatting climate change.

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Jersey well positioned for SPACS growth

02/03/2022 - Jersey Finance

Whilst Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are not necessarily new concepts, over the past year or so, there has been something of an explosion in their use as companies seeking capital from public markets, together with investors, have seen the benefits of this alternative to the traditional IPO route.

Traditionally, the US has been the hub for SPAC activity - according to SPAC Analytics, there were fewer than 60 SPAC listings in 2019 compared to 248 in 2020, raising US$83bn.

There are a number of reasons for this growth, including the fact that SPACs tend to be more flexible, cost-efficient and quicker than the usual IPO model. 

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Hong Kong Banking Outlook 2022

27/01/2022 - KPMG 

The Hong Kong Banking Outlook 2022 by KPMG provides predictions for the banking industry across 11 key areas. A number of key trends cut through all of the articles.

Firstly, there is the issue of talent. KPMG clients have revealed that the shortage of talent is proving to be more severe than in previous years and they are facing difficulties in obtaining specialist expertise. The attraction and retention of talent will therefore be a major priority for banks.

Technology investment is also a constant theme. While digital transformation has already been ongoing for many years, it remains a key focus for banks. This is evident in areas such as customer experience, operations, regulatory compliance and risk management.

Lastly, it is expected that ESG will become important for all stakeholders in a bank, investors, customers, employees and increasingly the regulators too. ESG will change how banks are operating internally, but also how they interact with customers externally. Click here to download the full report.

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The Future of Sporting Partnerships in Asia

27/01/2022 - CSM 

This report highlights what the global sports and entertainment industry achieved in 2021, the challenges and the shifts. The report also discusses how to evolve and find new ways to bring sport and entertainment to consumers when they need it most, as well as showcasing some of the key trends and developments that continue to innovate and shape the future of the industry.

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Hong Kong Property Market Outlook 2022

19/01/2022 - Colliers

The Market Outlook for 2022 looks at Hong Kong’s core sectors (office, industrial, retail, investment) and has forecast a measured yet steady market stabilisation in year of continued recovery, renewal and reset. The research explains we expect a moderate start to the year, with momentum gathering pace from the second quarter onwards. Prices and rents have reset to a more attractive level, and we see now as a good time for investors and occupiers to drive their real estate strategies to capitalise on growth opportunities. 

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International short-term assignment policy – global trends analysis and insight

13/01/2022 - Crown

Industry benchmarking can provide key insights into policy development. Whether your assignment objectives are skill building or to fill an employment gap, Crown World Mobility’s expert report contains global trends analysis and insight to help you achieve more.

From post-arrival to assignment end, the report provides a snapshot of data from 62 company policies worldwide housed in Crown World Mobility’s proprietary Policy Analyzer tool.

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Doing business in Hong Kong 2022 

06/01/2022 - Mazars

This guide aims to assist those who are interested in starting a business in Hong Kong. It features various topics for companies to focus on shaping the path ahead, such as setting up business entities in Hong Kong, import issues, tax and financial systems, financial reporting and audit standards, and labour and employment.

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