This week: We are live, It’s Not Going to Get Easier, the End of an Era, and more this week.
So, now that I have gotten over being shy to do blogs, podcasts, and video blogs – let’s step it up another notch. In 1 hour, I will be hosting our first Global From Asia Live Talk Show – right from our Hong Kong office.
Have a few guests coming on, and will talk about the news in this very newsletter – learn hot to tune in (we have a few options) and other details here at www.globalfromasia.com/talk
Now, onto our normally scheduled newsletter.
The end of an Era – this popular Wall Street Journal has been spreading around
‘It’s not going to get easier’…
HSBC boss warns even stricter regulations loom for new accounts
via Boyd Jones
And this Chinese business owner knows it isn’t going to get easier…
Mainland guy tried to bribe the girl processing his bank account opening at HSBC with a bottle of perfume!
“He wanted to make the application easier because the employee asked for more documents, a procedure that he recalled was simpler when he first opened an account with the bank in 2012.”
via Doug Pierce
Big banks embracing the coworking movement?
Or Cutting costs?
HSBC moves 300 staff into WeWork hot-desking site in Causeway Bay
Banking giant denies move is to cut costs. Experts work out shift save HK23,000 annually per person
via Chris Moore
How Apple – and the Rest of Silicon Valley – Avoids the Tax Man | WIRED
via Andre Martin
Drone maker DJI lands in bustling Hong Kong
Will you pass or fail out of China?
On November 1st – China will start grading foreigners – are you a grade A, B, or C? Hope I pass this test…
via Chris Moore