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November 11, 2020
Press Release
Press release
Hong Kong FinTech Week 2020 attracts over 1.2 million viewers, sets agenda for year ahead (with photos)
香港金融科技周2020吸引逾120萬觀眾 制定未來金融科技議程(附圖)

Hong Kong FinTech Week 2020 came to a successful close on Friday (November 6) after a high-level three-day main conference and over 30 satellite events featuring important announcements, thought-provoking debates and panel sessions covering all aspects of financial technology. Co-organised by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Insurance Authority (IA), and supported by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, this year's fully virtual event drew over 1.2 million viewers (see Note), had more than 100 hours of content, saw over 18,000 total business contacts made, and had more than 500 exhibitors, over 350 speakers, 230 journalists and 29 delegations from over 130 economies.

香港金融科技周2020上星期五(十一月六日)完滿結束。為期三天的主會議及超過30個分活動涵蓋了與金融科技各範疇相關的重要公告、啟發思維的辯論及小組討論環節。今年的香港金融科技周由投資推廣署、香港金融管理局(金管局)、證券及期貨事務監察委員會(證監會)和保險業監管局(保監局)合辦,並獲得財經事務及庫務局支持。今年的全線上會議吸引來自超過130個經濟體逾120萬觀眾(見註),包含超過100小時的精彩內容,建立超過18 000商業聯繫,更匯聚超過500家參展商和350多位講者,以及230名記者及29個貿易代表團。

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November 5, 2020
Press Release
Press release
TFG and WTO Launch Updated DLT & Trade Periodic Table, upgrading stage of maturity of the projects
TFG and WTO Launch Updated DLT & Trade Periodic Table, upgrading stage of maturity of the projects

Hong Kong, China. Trade Finance Global (TFG) and World Trade Organization (WTO) have today launched their updated Periodic Table of DLT Projects in Trade, at the Hong Kong Fintech Week.

Hong Kong, China. Trade Finance Global (TFG) and World Trade Organization (WTO) have today launched their updated Periodic Table of DLT Projects in Trade, at the Hong Kong Fintech Week.

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November 2, 2020
Article
Investors ‘overweight’ in US and European assets and should increase Chinese holdings, Ray Dalio tells Hong Kong FinTech Week
  • ‘The interest rate differentials are favourable, the growth rate differentials are favourable’, founder of Bridgewater Associates says
  • Yuan could become a viable reserve currency much sooner than anyone expects: Dalio
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November 3, 2020
Article
Article
Ray Dalio is bullish on Chinese bonds on growth and yield bet
Ray Dalio is bullish on Chinese bonds on growth and yield bet

Ray Dalio sees the need to have “a significant portion” of its portfolio in Chinese assets for long-term diversification and shorter-term tactical trading purposes.

Ray Dalio sees the need to have “a significant portion” of its portfolio in Chinese assets for long-term diversification and shorter-term tactical trading purposes.

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November 3, 2020
Article
Hong Kong will require all cryptocurrency trading platforms to be regulated -SFC

HONG KONG, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Hong Kong will require all cryptocurrency trading platforms to be regulated whether or not they trade securities, the city’s securities watchdog said on Tuesday.

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November 2, 2020
Article
PBOC governor says 4 million transactions so far in digital yuan

Yi Gang, governor of the People’s Bank of China, said a pilot program on the rollout of a digital currency in four cities has been smooth.

There have been more than 4 million transactions, totaling over 2 billion yuan ($299 million) in the digital currency so far, Yi said at the Hong Kong Fintech Week conference on Monday.

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November 3, 2020
Article
HKMA: «Hong Kong Has Embraced a New Era for Smart Banking»

HKMA chief executive Eddie Yue shared a raft of ongoing initiatives the city was undergoing to prepare its financial sector for the future, during the opening keynote of this year's Hong Kong FinTech Week.

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November 3, 2020
Article
HKMA Unveils Financial Infrastructure Project to Facilitate SME Lending

The HKMA is working with banks to study the feasibility of the 'Commercial Data Interchange', a new financial infrastructure to facilitate financial intermediation.

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November 3, 2020
Article
BIS Innovation Hub, HKMA Announce TechChallenge Winners

The winning proposals hold 'great potential' for addressing some long-standing pain points of the global trade finance business, said the HKMA's Edmond Lau.

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November 3, 2020
Article
HKMA to Target Accelerated RegTech Adoption in 2021

The HKMA wants to see banks embracing and trialling new technologies and proofs of concept, and ultimately adopting more Regtech solutions, said central banker Arthur Yuen.

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November 3, 2020
Article
The Case for an Alternative Credit Scoring Ecosystem in Hong Kong

A new whitepaper commission by the HKMA describes alternative credit scoring and how it works, and explains why it can help the banking industry and MSMEs.

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November 2, 2020
Article
China's use of digital currency accelerates in trial program

HONG KONG -- China's digital currency pilot program has picked up pace, with transaction volumes doubling over the past month, according to the country's central bank governor, who said the trial has so far been smooth.

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November 1, 2020
Article
US election, Fed and BoE meetings, American jobs data

This week would be a busy one for the US even under normal circumstances. A Federal Reserve meeting, the latest jobs figures and another wave of third-quarter earnings results, all against the backdrop of rising Covid-19 cases. But add in the presidential election and it is easy to see why investors will be mainly focusing on the world’s largest ecomony over the coming days.

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November 2, 2020
Article
Dalio Says Yuan Will Be a Reserve Currency Faster Than Expected

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio explains the path he sees for the yuan to become a reserve currency faster than current expectations. He shared his China insights during an exclusive interview with Bloomberg's David Ingles at the Hong Kong FinTech Week. (Source: Bloomberg)

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November 2, 2020
Article
PBOC Governor Says 4 Million Transactions so Far in Digital Yuan

Yi Gang, governor of the People’s Bank of China, said a pilot program on the rollout of a digital currency in four cities has been smooth.

There have been more than 4 million transactions, totaling over 2 billion yuan ($299 million) in the digital currency so far, Yi said at the Hong Kong Fintech Week conference on Monday.

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November 2, 2020
Article
Article
Hong Kong prepares for 'next era' of fintech
Hong Kong prepares for 'next era' of fintech

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has outlined a slew of new initiatives on bank data exchange, CBDC research, trade finance digitisation and RegTech, as the island state kicks off its annual Fintech Week.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has outlined a slew of new initiatives on bank data exchange, CBDC research, trade finance digitisation and RegTech, as the island state kicks off its annual Fintech Week.

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November 2, 2020
Article
Article
Investors ‘overweight’ in US and European assets and should increase Chinese holdings, Ray Dalio tells Hong Kong FinTech Week
Investors ‘overweight’ in US and European assets and should increase Chinese holdings, Ray Dalio tells Hong Kong FinTech Week
  • ‘The interest rate differentials are favourable, the growth rate differentials are favourable’, founder of Bridgewater Associates says
  • Yuan could become a viable reserve currency much sooner than anyone expects: Dalio
  • ‘The interest rate differentials are favourable, the growth rate differentials are favourable’, founder of Bridgewater Associates says
  • Yuan could become a viable reserve currency much sooner than anyone expects: Dalio
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November 2, 2020
Article
Article
Hong Kong’s fintech development could push city’s position as global financial center, official says
Hong Kong’s fintech development could push city’s position as global financial center, official says
  • For Hong Kong’s financial technology ecosystem to grow further, the city needs more measures in areas of funding, talent and regulation, according to Christopher Hui, the secretary for financial services and the treasury.
  • Hong Kong launched a $15.5 million wage subsidy plan in July to encourage companies in the financial sector to hire 1,000 fintech professionals over the next 12 months, the South China Morning Post reported.
  • The city’s monetary authority has also issued eight licenses for virtual banks, allowing them to deliver retail banking services through the internet or other electronic channels.
  • For Hong Kong’s financial technology ecosystem to grow further, the city needs more measures in areas of funding, talent and regulation, according to Christopher Hui, the secretary for financial services and the treasury.
  • Hong Kong launched a $15.5 million wage subsidy plan in July to encourage companies in the financial sector to hire 1,000 fintech professionals over the next 12 months, the South China Morning Post reported.
  • The city’s monetary authority has also issued eight licenses for virtual banks, allowing them to deliver retail banking services through the internet or other electronic channels.
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October 29, 2020
Article
Article
Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020: 27 Sessions Not to be Missed
Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020: 27 Sessions Not to be Missed

Next week, Hong Kong’s annual flagship fintech event, Hong Kong Fintech Week, will take place virtually, featuring 350 global speakers, including fintech entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and academics, as well as 500 fintech exhibitors and 30 delegations.


Next week, Hong Kong’s annual flagship fintech event, Hong Kong Fintech Week, will take place virtually, featuring 350 global speakers, including fintech entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and academics, as well as 500 fintech exhibitors and 30 delegations.


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October 21, 2020
5 reasons you can’t miss Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020
5 reasons you can’t miss Hong Kong Fintech Week 2020

After eight months working with Fintech leaders and experts, global software engineers, computer graphic designers, digital artists, event and media professionals, Hong Kong Fintech Week (HKFW) will attract over 25,000 attendees from over 70 economies and present you the year’s most-anticipated industry event, with exceptional virtual content and business networking opportunities.

After eight months working with Fintech leaders and experts, global software engineers, computer graphic designers, digital artists, event and media professionals, Hong Kong Fintech Week (HKFW) will attract over 25,000 attendees from over 70 economies and present you the year’s most-anticipated industry event, with exceptional virtual content and business networking opportunities.

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October 21, 2020
Press Release
Press release
⾹港⾦融科技周2020推動⾦融科技⼈性化並促進增⻑
⾹港⾦融科技周2020推動⾦融科技⼈性化並促進增⻑
October 21, 2020
Press Release
Press release
Hong Kong FinTech Week 2020 to humanise fintech and drive growth
Hong Kong FinTech Week 2020 to humanise fintech and drive growth

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (October 21) revealed details about Hong Kong FinTechWeek 2020, which will take place virtually from November 2 to 6. The Week highlights a golden opportunity to humanise fintech to reignite growth, build trust and financially empower society and business in the post-COVID-19 era. A global reset will put people first in the policy-setting agenda worldwide, with Asia emerging as the engine for global recovery. Themed “Humanising FinTech”,the week-long event will explore how fintech can unlock the power of financial services to drive positive impacts for society and business.

投資推廣署今⽇(⼗⽉⼆⼗⼀⽇)發布⾹港⾦融科技周2020活動詳情。今年的⾹港⾦融科技周活動⼗⼀⽉⼆⽇⾄六⽇在線上舉⾏,議題將突出後疫情時期透過⼈性化的⾦融科技重燃經濟增⻑、互建信任,及為社會和商業提供⾦融推動⼒。疫情將促使全球政策制定變得更以⼈為先,⽽亞洲將成為全球經濟復原的主要原動⼒。今年的⾦融科技周以「⾦融科技⼈性化」為主題,為期⼀周的議程將集中探討⾦融科技如何釋放⾦融服務⼒量,從⽽為社會和商業機構帶來正⾯影響。

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October 19, 2020
Article
Article
6 fintech trends that will redefine the future of finance
6 fintech trends that will redefine the future of finance

The social-distancing requirements resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic have accelerated the digitalisation of various types of businesses, notably those in the financial sector. Innovation in financial technology, or fintech, has become essential for companies to continue thriving in the so-called new normal.

The social-distancing requirements resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic have accelerated the digitalisation of various types of businesses, notably those in the financial sector. Innovation in financial technology, or fintech, has become essential for companies to continue thriving in the so-called new normal.

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August 11, 2020
City pins hopes on ‘centrepiece’ global matchmaking programme for start-ups, as Hong Kong Fintech Week goes online
City pins hopes on ‘centrepiece’ global matchmaking programme for start-ups, as Hong Kong Fintech Week goes online
South China Morning Post
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong has launched a fast-track programme for start-ups and will invite applicants from around the world to pitch their innovations to the its de facto central bank, stock exchange and other companies, as part of this year’s Hong Kong Fintech Week. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong has launched a fast-track programme for start-ups and will invite applicants from around the world to pitch their innovations to the its de facto central bank, stock exchange and other companies, as part of this year’s Hong Kong Fintech Week. Photo: AFP

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August 10, 2020
Press Release
Press release
InvestHK unveils Global Fast Track Programme to boost fintech development
InvestHK unveils Global Fast Track Programme to boost fintech development

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (August 10) unveiled the Global Fast Track Programme, a business-driven programme within Hong Kong Fintech Week (HKFW), Asia's annual flagship fintech event, to help local and global fintech enterprises leverage Hong Kong's proven resilience and fintech opportunities to scale business and accelerate innovation.

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (August 10) unveiled the Global Fast Track Programme, a business-driven programme within Hong Kong Fintech Week (HKFW), Asia's annual flagship fintech event, to help local and global fintech enterprises leverage Hong Kong's proven resilience and fintech opportunities to scale business and accelerate innovation.

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August 7, 2020
Why has Hong Kong stayed resilient as leading fintech hub during Covid-19 pandemic?
Why has Hong Kong stayed resilient as leading fintech hub during Covid-19 pandemic?
South China Morning Post
South China Morning Post

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Hong Kong has remained an important financial hub for Asia thanks to its free flow of capital, a reliable legal system and thriving financial services market.

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Hong Kong has remained an important financial hub for Asia thanks to its free flow of capital, a reliable legal system and thriving financial services market.

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August 7, 2020
Hong Kong: The Fintech Fast Track
Hong Kong: The Fintech Fast Track

The Global Fast Track Programme, part of the upcoming Hong Kong Fintech Week, seeks to expand on the city’s fast-growing fintech ecosystem and create more opportunities for business deals and partnerships in the post-pandemic era.

The Global Fast Track Programme, part of the upcoming Hong Kong Fintech Week, seeks to expand on the city’s fast-growing fintech ecosystem and create more opportunities for business deals and partnerships in the post-pandemic era.

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July 28, 2020
Singapore Fintech B2B Startups Are Invited to Pitch for Potential Deals and Funding in Hong Kong
Singapore Fintech B2B Startups Are Invited to Pitch for Potential Deals and Funding in Hong Kong
Fintechnews Singapore
Fintechnews Singapore

In its fifth edition, the flagship industry conference Hong Kong FinTech Week this year is launching a unique Global Fast Track Programme to help worldwide including Singapore innovative technology companies connect with the leading financial institutions, investors and regulators in Hong Kong.

In its fifth edition, the flagship industry conference Hong Kong FinTech Week this year is launching a unique Global Fast Track Programme to help worldwide including Singapore innovative technology companies connect with the leading financial institutions, investors and regulators in Hong Kong.

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August 10, 2020
InvestHK Announces Global Fast Track Program For Fintech Development
InvestHK Announces Global Fast Track Program For Fintech Development
Crowdfund Insider
Crowdfund Insider

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced on Monday its new Global Fast Track Program, which is a business-driven program within Hong Kong Fintech Week (HKFW).

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced on Monday its new Global Fast Track Program, which is a business-driven program within Hong Kong Fintech Week (HKFW).

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