No.3  March, 2015  
Hong Kong Budget reinforces the city's long-term economic development
In his 2015-16 Budget announced on February 25, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Mr John C Tsang pledged to explore new ideas and strive for diversity to help Hong Kong people realise their aspirations. Mr Tsang promised targeted support for the cultural and creative sector, with a view to inspiring creativity in the community, diversifying the economy and expanding market opportunities. Read more about the economic news here. For budget highlights please click here.

  Year of the Ram promises greater business opportunities in Hong Kong for Australia and New Zealand
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney (HKETO), Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Invest Hong Kong and Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) jointly organised a series of Chinese New Year receptions in Australia and New Zealand. In his speech, Director, HKETO, Arthur Au said Hong Kong would continue to offer a wide range of business opportunities for companies and people in both countries. Read more about this (Australia and New Zealand). Photos from our Chinese New Year Receptions are on our Facebook page here.

  Hong Kong team at the City of Sydney Dragon Boat Races
On Sunday 1 March, HKETO led a team of paddlers consisting of its staff, Hong Kong students, Hong Kong community members and other Hong Kong friends in Sydney, to take part in the City of Sydney’s annual Dragon Boat Races. Braving the heat of the sun, the team did their utmost in four rounds of races and made it into the finals, taking second place. Have a look at the fun-filled photos of the Race day in Darling Harbour here.

  Hong Kong attracts Australian fashion entrepreneur
When Australian entrepreneur Luke Grana set up his online fashion business, he chose Hong Kong for its tax-free port, status as the world’s sourcing city and its proximity to factories and fabric mills. This is yet another testimony to how Hong Kong attracts entrepreneurs from all over the world. Read more about Luke’s story here.

  Hong Kong welcomes elite show jumping riders
Hong Kong welcomed the world's elite show jumping riders for the Hong Kong Masters last month, one of the top equestrian events in Asia since the Olympic Games in 2008. The event is the Asian leg of the Masters Grand Slam Series which crosses three continents. Read more about the event here.

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