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RMB stock trading backed

Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui today expressed his gratitude to various listed issuers in Hong Kong for their support to the proposal of setting up a renminbi (RMB) stock trading counter.   Mr Hui stated that further to the help rendered by the Legislative Council Panel on Financial Affairs regarding the Government's proposed measures to promote the issuance and trading of RMB stocks in Hong Kong and enhance the trading mechanism, a number of listed issuers have also backed the proposal.   Such listed issuers will actively explore the feasibility of setting up a new RMB trading counter for their issued shares.   Mr Hui explained that listed issuers who indicated their support today include Hang Seng Index constituent stocks with promising turnover.   “Their participation is a vote of confidence to the development of RMB securities in Hong Kong, which will be conducive to our promotion work to other issuers, enabling Hong Kong to graduall

Priority groups get vaccinated

The Government today arranged around 200 people in the vaccination priority groups to receive their COVID-19 jabs at the Community Vaccination Centre in the Central Library’s Exhibition Gallery.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip, together with Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan and Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan, visited the vaccination centre.   Mr Nip said those who took part today could encourage others to get vaccinated early, with a view to protecting themselves and others.   The vaccination is free of charge. Those in the priority groups who have made reservations can get inoculated at five community vaccination centres and 18 Hospital Authority general outpatient clinics from February 26.   Private doctors participating in the vaccination programme will also administer the Sinovac vaccine for priority groups in early March.
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