Hong Kong Crowdfunding: Strong Potential Requires Action

By Henry Flood

As one of the world’s leading financial investment centres Hong Kong has tremendous potential in the field of crowdfunding. They are looking to capture a slice of the international crowdfunding market as part of a broader plan to develop their Financial Technology industry.

As part of their development drive Professor K C Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, as well as Chairman of the Steering Group on Financial Technologies, released his report on the Hong Kong Fintech industry earlier this year. He is buoyed by the opportunity for crowdfunding growth and wants to improve how innovation and the supply of technological talent are viewed in the region.

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Crowdfunding: Can it revitalize university research programmes?

 By Tadhg Walker

Crowdfunding continues to shake up the traditional way many projects are funded. Universities and academics, conventionally in the firm domain of state funding, are turning to crowdfunding websites to raise money for their research activities. There are successes emerging with this new source of funding, with many research projects securing the money they need to undertake their work.

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Roll on Crowdfunding in Malaysia

By Crowdfund Vibe staff writers

Late last week the Malaysian Securities Commission announced it was accepting the first applications for equity crowdfunding licences. This followed on from the release of new guidelines on 10 February that introduced requirements for equity crowdfunding platforms.

Malaysia is one of the first states in Asia to authorise equity crowdfunding, which the Government sees as an important and innovative new market structure to facilitate the growth of new small scale businesses. So what is the state of crowdfunding in Malaysia, a country that is the 3rd largest economy in South East Asia and the 29th largest economy in the world?

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