GBA Briefs: 16/7/2019

Funds Focus:International fund managers are unfazed by the protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than a month, focusing on the potential of the Greater Bay Area, according to an article in SCMP. Read more.

EY Law Firm:Accounting firm EY has launched an affiliated law firm in Shenzhen together with Shenzhen-based Guangdong Allied Law Firm, which advises on corporate, foreign direct investment, real estate, government affairs and dispute resolution matters. Read more.

Zhuhai Invests:The Zhuhai Development & Investment Fund is ranked 10thin China among Government Guidance Funds. The RMB10 billion fund has invested in an array of companies from emerging industries such as medicine and health, big data and consumption upgrades. Read more. 

SZ Metro Coders:Shenzhen’s Metro has seen over 20 million passengers make use of WeChat’s “take-and-pay” QR Code mini-program. Code scanning has become the preferred payment method for visitors, who account for 45% of overall Metro users. Read more.

Sustainable Shenzhen:A two-day forum on sustainable finance was held over the weekend in Shenzhen, aiming to promote environmental, social and governance considerations in investment. Read more. 

SZ Bonds:Shenzhen has issued RMB31.4 billion of bonds so far this year, which will be used mainly to tackle water pollution. Read more.

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