Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, USA
Hong Kong

News Release - August 2019

California-based fashion designer Cecilia Woo arrives to dress Hong Kong's "Muses"
August 26, 2019 - Fashion brand Cecilia Woo opened a retail store in Hong Kong today, drawing on the city's edgy multicultural style and global status to showcase its offerings to an international audience.

London-based architecture and interior design firm set up new base in Hong Kong to expand into Asia and Mainland China
August 20, 2019 - London-based architecture and interior design firm, Design Haus Liberty (DH Liberty), announced today that it has opened its global office in Hong Kong to realize opportunities in the growing Asia-Pacific and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area markets.

Unemployment edged up to 2.9%
August 19, 2019 - According to the latest labor force statistics (i.e. provisional figures for May - July 2019) released today by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 2.8% in April - June 2019 to 2.9% in May - July 2019. The underemployment rate remained unchanged at 1.0% in the two periods.

Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain opens first Hong Kong outlet
August 13, 2019 - Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain Sushiro opened its first Hong Kong outlet today, taking a foothold in the local market and aiming to extend its brand to the region by leveraging the city’s international status.

Adjustment of the Base Rate
August 1, 2019 - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced today that the Base Rate was adjusted downward by 25 basis points to 2.50% with immediate effect according to a pre-set formula. The decrease in the Base Rate follows the 25-basis point downward shift in the target range for the US federal funds rate on July 31 (US time).

Provisional statistics of retail sales for June 2019
August 1, 2019 - The Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government released the latest figures on retail sales today.

2019 © | Important notices       Privacy policy      Accessibility                                                                                                                                                    Last Revision Date: August 26, 2019


Web For All W3C Web Accessibility initiative    
This website adopts web accessibility design and conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard. Should you have any enquiries or comments on its accessibility, please contact us by phone or email.