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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

Student office reports virus case

The Working Family & Student Financial Assistance Agency today reported that a Student Finance Office (SFO) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.   The clerical grade staff member works on 4/F, Trade & Industry Tower and does not have contact with the public in his daily work.   He last went to work on February 10. He wore a surgical mask while performing his duties and properly maintained social distancing.   The offices on 4/F have been closed this afternoon for thorough cleaning and disinfection.   The service counters on the same floor will suspend services up to February 19 and the SFO will contact those who have made appointments for counter services.   The agency has reminded staff to pay attention to personal hygiene and will continue to maintain close liaison with the Centre for Health Protection.
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