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Hong Kong Securities Regulator Halts ICO of Joseph Calata’s Agritech Startup

HK's Securities and Futures Commission has ordered Black Cell to return purchased tokens to previous investors

Black Cell Technology Ltd., a Hong Kong-based agricultural technology startup founded by Filipino businessman Joseph Calata, has received an order from Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to discontinue its initial coin offering (ICO) and return the proceeds to Hong Kong-based ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 03, 2018 03:00:00
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Asian fashion brands captivate buyers at HK’s CENTRESTAGE

From Korean athleisure to Arabian evening wear, most market needs were fashionably met

An international fashion trade show called CENTRESTAGE, showcasing around 200 fashion brands from around the world, debuted in Hong Kong with the participation of 8,300 buyers from 71 countries and regions. Almost 40 percent of buyers reportedly came from Asia other than ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 14, 2016 01:00:00
Franchising

Bringing 'Passion' to the Philippines

Learn how first-time restaurateur Pamela Flores brought world-famous French bakery Passion by Gerard Dubois to the country.

PASSION. After opening five stores in Hong Kong, the world-famous boulangerie-pâtisserie-confiserie Passion by Gerard Dubois is finally in the Philippines. Photo by Toni Antiporda / Entrepreneur Philippines “He can be really OC (obsessive compulsive) about the brand—after all, his name is on the brand ...

by Toni Antiporda  | April 17, 2016 07:00:00
Franchising

Sweet disposition

A group of milk tea fans brings in a Hong Kong brand already loved by Filipinos back home. Know the story behind Happy Lemon's success in the Philippines.

A group of friends used to go all the way to Hong Kong to satisfy their milk tea cravings. Buying milk tea from different street stalls was the highlight of their trip, until one day, one of them suggested to try the ...

by Ieth Inolino  | January 16, 2015 05:30:00
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