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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

544k vaccine doses given

About 544,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 323,800 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 68,900 people getting their second dose.   About 151,300 people have received the BioNTech vaccine so far.   Around 3,600 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 3,300 people received the jab at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 300 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 9,100 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 7,400 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,700 people through private doctors and clinics.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is about 96%.   As of 8pm, about 3,200 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 42,300 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech vaccine.   As of midnight, one man was sent to hospital.
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