10 January 2020

Ben Ng

EJ Insight writer
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook says investors who are keen to know about a startup's exit strategy are in it for s quick killing and should be avoided. Photo: Bloomberg

    Which emerging technology excites Tim Cook the most?

    - Oct 16, 2017 3:35pm
    If you are an entrepreneur and you have a VC (venture capital) company steering you toward a quick exit to a tech giant like Apple or Google, “you should get up and walk out of the...
  • According to statistics, the top 10 live streaming broadcasters on the platform made 115 million yuan (US$17.2 million) last year. Photo: Reuters

    Momo rakes in millions with live streaming

    - Aug 25, 2017 2:14pm
    Chinese social network app developer Momo delivered a strong quarterly result early Tuesday, with a 214 percent year-on-year increase in revenue to US$312.2 million. After a reinvention of its business model, Momo has transformed from a...
  • There were nearly 70,000 newly installed robots in China in 2015, and UBS expects the number to reach 160,000 by 2019, more than the combined units in North America, Europe and Japan. Photo: UBS

    China expected to be a key AI player in five years: UBS

    - Aug 23, 2017 8:00am
    China is considered a laggard by the western world when it comes to artificial intelligence-based innovation. But actually the Chinese internet giants are “clearly ahead of their Asian counterparts and narrowing the gap with US counterparts...
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping aims to connect his name with Xiongan New Area. Photo: Xinhua

    China’s new area unlikely to succeed in next 10 years: Analyst

    - Jun 9, 2017 2:00pm
    At the direction of President Xi Jinping, Xiongan New Area has been lauded by the state media as a demonstration for a new model of urban development. However, given all kinds of difficulties ahead, it will...
  • Clusters of new residential blocks in Anxin stands mostly empty after the local government's ban on property construction. Photo: HKEJ

    Speculators circle city of the future

    - Jun 8, 2017 12:42pm
    In a remote county on the north China plain, two hours’ drive southwest of Beijing, is Xiongan New Area. China announced its establishment on April 1. Hyped as an innovation-driven heir to Shenzhen, but inside the...
  • Named after the city where Batman fights crime, Gotham City Research said AAC Technologies may be using entities to dump some of its costs. Photo: Warner Bros

    Dark night for AAC as Gotham casts doubts on its profitability

    - May 22, 2017 12:46pm
    Shares of AAC Technologies Inc. (02018.HK), one of the major suppliers of acoustic components to Apple Inc., sank the most in seven years after short-seller Gotham City Research raised questions about the firm’s accounting. The stock...
  • HKMA chief executive Norman Chan says prospective buyers must be mindful of their ability to cope with the potential risk that may arise from possible changes in the property cycle. Photo: HKEJ

    HKMA announces prudential measures for property mortgage loans

    - May 19, 2017 6:09pm
    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has issued guidelines to banks on a new round of prudential measures for property mortgage loans. The measures include: 1. Raising the risk-weighted floor by 10 percent to 25 percent...
  • Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese, three of the world’s best distance runners, will attempt to run a sub-2:00 marathon this Saturday. Photo: Nike

    Countdown begins for sub-2:00 marathon attempt

    - May 5, 2017 4:15pm
    Three of the world’s best distance runners will attempt to run a sub-2:00 marathon this weekend on a track near the Italian city of Monza. On a Formula One race track, the runners will seek to...
  • Video clip of a botched attempt by a motorist in Estonia to help an elderly lady at a street crossing has gone viral on the internet. Photo: YouTube

    Motorist’s botched bid to help woman cross a street goes viral

    - Apr 21, 2017 4:59pm
    A kind-hearted motorist in Estonia was left squirming in embarrassment after his attempt to help an elderly woman cross a street didn’t exactly turn out the way he planned.? In a video clip that has been...
  • Clever positioning of subjects and creative lighting helped an Indian duo create a powerful campaign to promote pet adoption. Photo: World For All Animal Care and Adoptions

    Pet adoption ads spark online buzz

    - Apr 20, 2017 3:03pm
    A powerful photographic series using clever lighting techniques to promote pet adoption in India has generated huge online buzz. Photographer Amol Jadhav and art director Pranav Bhide, working with the Mumbai branch of a multinational ad...
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    Lifetime income: Dividend stocks or public annuities?

    - Apr 18, 2017 3:45pm
    Hong Kong has announced plans to launch a public annuity scheme through the government-owned Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation (HKMC). If you are planning for retirement, you will now face a fresh dilemma: Should you opt for...
  • Hong Kong is set to launch a public annuity scheme by the middle of 2018. Photo: Bloomberg.

    6 things you need to know about the public annuity scheme

    - Apr 13, 2017 12:27pm
    Hong Kong is set to launch a public annuity scheme to be managed by the?government-owned Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation (HKMC).? The scheme allows retirees to invest a lump sum in order to receive a guaranteed monthly...
  • The company says it witnessed the use of weapons such as smoke bombs and high-pressure water guns. Photo: WeChat.

    Shanshui boardroom battle spills into gang violence

    - Apr 10, 2017 5:15pm
    More than 600 armed gang members attacked and “tried to repossess” the properties of China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd. (00691.HK) in Jinan, according to China’s STCN news, the latest twist in a vicious boardroom battle in...
  • The resort was acquired by Donald Trump in 1985 for around US$10 million. Photo: Bloomberg.

    Mar-a-Lago: Some notes on the Trump-Xi meeting venue

    - Apr 7, 2017 5:44pm
    Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in South Florida on Thursday for his first meeting with US counterpart Donald Trump. The meeting between the heads of the world’s top two economies is taking place at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago...