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Economics of lockdown, and how a country’s future is impacted

Stand news 20210915 17:46   The global overview – OECD wrecked by an overreaction The economic disaster lockdowns rendered on especially the SME sector has been well documented, and now we are about to enter another seasonal flu season in the northern hemisphere, it is timely to look at how the global dynamic is as of …

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After SGP, GVA seizes innovation opportunity… HK trailing again!

We have highlighted multiple instances of HK’s hostility to real innovative phenomena (see here, here, here, here, and here) with its civil servants pouring tax payer money at vested interest groups, and only allowing heavily regulated, mandarin approved tech initiatives (eg virtual bank licences only granted to PRC linked applicants? see list here). The result …

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Improving cycling experience in Singapore

Whilst Hong Kong civil servants enjoy too much their air-conditioned AM cars, ignoring the benefits of bicycle as a mode of transport ( See our articles 國際單車普及,香港發勁未遲  and 政府敵視單車,豈能躋身國際都會? ), Singapore is leaving its rival in the dust yet again:    

SGP helps crypto fintechs while HKSAR sits idly by

Despite the HKSAR pouring billions into government-directed ‘innovation’ initiatives (most of which will probably get wasted by crafty rent seekers), it is doing nothing to unshackle the private sector the way Singapore government is doing – see article below:” The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state’s central bank, is working to ensure cryptocurrency startups …

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Crypto / SGP – example of the big West to East shift

Career politicians in the ever business hostile West want to protect you: Enough ‘Feeble Warnings’, Regulate ‘Wild West’ Crypto Market: UK LawmakersThis is the conclusion following a formal inquiry launched by the UK’s Treasury Select Committee, a powerful group of cross-party MPs, into cryptocurrencies: “The introduction of regulation should be treated as a matter of …

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Singapore allows Airbnb, Where is Hong Kong?

Further to our recent article 港府故步自封 新經濟冇運行(新經濟系列一), another indicting development highlighting how enlightened governance in Singapore is leaving HK in the dust: Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority considers 90-day rental cap for private residential properties. (see 星擬向Airbnb開綠燈 准住宅短).

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