Why did Hong Kong tumble down the global liveability ranking 2018?

In this year’s global liveability index survey published by ECA International, Hong Kong was ranked in 41st place – representing a drop of another 12 places since last year’s survey, and also the city-state’s lowest ranking in the past 10 years. Factors taken into consideration in the global liveability index survey include pollution, socio-political tensions, …

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Air pollution in Hong Kong and pregnancy: are you at risk?

Expats that come from cleaner parts of the world might notice that air pollution in Hong Kong affects their health in many ways. You might be experiencing skin problems, breathing problems or headaches and dizziness. These are the short term effects of air pollution exposure but are there any risks to pregnant women? Can such …

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Natural disaster insurance shifts after two T10 typhoons in Hong Kong

With more severe typhoons hitting Hong Kong directly, insurers are set to examine their natural disaster insurance premium strategies in the Asia Pacific region. Last year’s Hato was hailed as the worst typhoon to hit Hong Kong for years, causing $511 million worth of damage in Hong Kong alone, but it kept it’s badge only …

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