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29 Jul: New PBEC HK Entrepreneurship Member: Grand Glory International Limited

Company overview A Hong Kong based wine importer and exporter. Grand Glory was established in July 2019 and specializes in French wines. It has a service-oriented concept, “Click & Pay, whilst we deliver”. It aims to provide its customers with the most favourable choice, availability and fast checkout and delivery coupled with the most customer friendly and convenient service. What we list on our website is what we have in stock. Free shipping with the purchase of 4 bottles or…

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26 Jul: The real imperative is people

By David H. Brown of Imperial College Business School David Brown is the Director of Executive Education at Imperial College Business School. It is a role that he has held since 2018, helping to pioneer innovative programmes for organisations and individuals around the globe. But David’s journey in education and training began much earlier, as a teenager working for his father’s business in his native Birmingham, England. It was here that he discovered the true value of leadership development. The…

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21 Jul: New PBEC Corporate Member: Imperial College Business School, U.K.

About us: As part of Imperial College London, a global leader in science and technology, we drive global business and social transformation through the fusion of business, technology and an entrepreneurial mindset. We combine innovative thinking and insight with new technology to develop solutions to real world issues, benefiting business and improving society. Our world-leading researchers pioneer practical solutions and their research excellence informs our postgraduate and Executive Education programmes. Our thought leadership is sought by governments, policy-makers and global business leaders, who often partner with us on research projects. We attract…

28 Jun: Asia and the Pacific poised to become a significant actor in both established and emerging space business

Contributor: PBEC Member Christophe Bosquillon & of Moon Village Association The current state of the global space economy is valued at a third of USD 1 Trillion. Morgan Stanley estimate that number may reach USD 1.1 Trillion by 2040, which is consistent with US-based United Launch Alliance projections. Nearly half of that number until 2040 is driven by satellite broadband and Earth observation, whose share may further increase with the rise of data-driven business models. But so far, low and…

28 Jun: Hinrich Foundation & its Master of Global Trade Scholarship in conjunction with RMIT University – October 2021 intake – applications open

                An employer solution for trade leadership development To succeed in our complex, fast-changing global trade environment, companies need to attract and retain the best leadership talent with 21st-century skill. The Master of Global Trade was developed by employers, for employers, in collaboration with the Hinrich Foundation and RMIT University to help your business grow sustainably. The Master of Global Trade is a blended learning program designed so your rising stars can work full…

23 Jun: Hong Kong’s family offices need to be aware of risks as they invest more in environmental, socially beneficial projects, experts say

The younger generation of the family businesses are more willing to invest in projects that can help crack down on pollution or have a positive impact on society, according to a survey by PwC There is a risk of conflict when family members have different views of what environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) projects to back Family businesses in Hong Kong are increasingly keen to invest in projects that have strong environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG). But they…

23 Jun: Henley & Partners’ Group Head of Private Clients Surveys the Current World of Investment Migration

In so many ways, the world has been turned upside down and inside out by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the world of investment migration, demand has never been stronger for residence and citizenship alternatives around the world, with even more of the world’s wealthy assembling an assortment of options. Having for many years been located in Singapore, Dominic Volek moved to Dubai in late 2020, where the time zone is ideal to fulfil his current roles as a member of…

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23 Jun: Far East Consortium Selling City of London Hotel to Cerberus, Highgate For $160M

Hong Kong-based Far East Consortium, a frequent buyer of UK real estate, has turned seller with its latest deal by agreeing to offload a City of London hotel for £115 million ($160.4 million). FEC expects to record a gain of about £50 million from the sale of the Dorsett City London Hotel, the company said in a Tuesday press release. The buyer is a company controlled by two New York-based investment firms, Highgate Hotels and Cerberus Capital Management. Upon completion of…

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23 Jun: Lippo Group injects $1.5m in Ruangguru

Property conglomerate Lippo Group, through a subsidiary, has invested around Rp 21 billion (US$1.46 million) in Ruangguru, acquiring a 3.38 percent stake in the education technology (edutech) start-up. In a letter to the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), Lippo Group’s publicly listed subsidiary, PT Multipolar (MLPL), confirmed that it had a minority share at the edutech firm through an investment made by subsidiary company PT Nusa Jaya Cipta. “The company [PT Multipolar] is not a controlling entity of Rungguru,” the letter,…

23 Jun: Aboitiz Equity Ventures : CEO Calls For Inclusive Growth Through An Equitable Approach To Global Goals

Aboitiz Group President and Chief Executive Officer Sabin M. Aboitiz joined business leaders across the world at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summitto tackle the converging global crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and economic inequity in order to develop a roadmap for sustainable recovery. As a member of the UN Global Compact and the Global Compact Network Philippines Board of Trustees, the Aboitiz Group was invited to share its unique perspective on the topic of Energy Transition for A Sustainable…