Hong Kong needs to get smart on smart cities in ASEAN – Harbour Times

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Hong Kong needs to get smart on smart cities in ASEAN

 

In recent years, the economy of ASEAN countries has been booming. With an average annual GDP growth of 5% in the past four years, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia have become growth drivers, turning ASEAN into the world’s 6th largest economy. However, economic development and urbanisation have also brought many problems to these countries along with huge business opportunities. Many nations around the world have noticed and are actively seeking to help these economies modernise, especially through the development of smart city infrastructure.

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智慧城市服務 香港新出路 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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智慧城市服務 香港新出路

 

近年東盟國家都經濟騰飛,過去4年平均每年國內生產總值(GDP)增長5%,越南、菲律賓、印尼和馬來西亞是增長的火車頭,現已成為全球第六大經濟體。不過,經濟發展和城市化同時帶來許多問題,因此製造了巨大商機。

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【救救地球】垂直綠化有助抗衡全球暖化,成本高昂仍值得大力推廣! – 經濟通etnet

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【救救地球】垂直綠化有助抗衡全球暖化,成本高昂仍值得大力推廣!

 

去年全球生態可謂災難重重。

 

繼被譽為「地球之肺」的亞馬遜雨林被大火燃燒多月後,澳洲山火更持續多個月至今仍未受控,數百萬公頃土地遭焚毀、逾10億動植物葬身火海,令人心痛惋惜,各地專家都認為,災難元兇都是全球暖化,如何解決全球暖化問題,實在迫在眉睫。

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【智慧未來】GIS智能系統全方位連結、整合分析數據,助企業發展 – 經濟通etnet

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【智慧未來】GIS智能系統全方位連結、整合分析數據,助企業發展

 

去年6月,泰國野豬少年足球隊13名球員和教練被困清萊睡美人洞穴,長達兩星期,洞穴環境惡劣,生命危在旦夕。慶幸得到多方協助,他們終能全體救出,激盪人心。事件被廣泛報道,並拍成電影,相信可令人重溫這段印象難忘的拯救行動。

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初創成功關鍵 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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初創成功關鍵

 

能夠成為估值達10億美元(約78億港元)的「獨角獸」, 比率只是百中得一。

 

美國研究公司CB Insights追蹤了自2008至2010年1100多間在發展初期已有種子基金投資的科技初創,發現不足一半可以有第二輪融資,然後數目不斷遞減。能夠得到第四輪融資的只有15%,攀得上「獨角獸」這個位置的,更僅得1%或12間公司,它們包括Uber和Airbnb等;而能夠以超過5億美元(約39億港元)賣出的,也只有13家,都是行內的龍頭企業,如社交媒體Instagram、客戶服務軟件Zendesk等。

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New smart city blueprint should bring us revolutionary change – China Daily

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New smart city blueprint should bring us revolutionary change
A special feature of The Economist in December pointed out that Hong Kong and the other three Asian tigers (South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan), which had created economic miracles from the 1960s to 1990s, are all facing development bottleneck today, and each of them has to find a way forward.

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Japan e-payments: Opportunities and challenges – ejinsight

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Japan e-payments: Opportunities and challenges

 

The Olympic organizing committee expects over half a million tourists from mainland China to come for the Tokyo Olympics in July next year. This will lead to a problem: How can Japan, a country that features mostly cash transactions cope with the demand for electronic payment (“e-payment") from a large number of Chinese tourists?

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