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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

Catering premises checked

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) conducted operations from June 11 to 13 to remind catering business and scheduled premises operators to strictly comply with the anti-epidemic regulations.   The operation jointly conducted with Police covered bars, pubs and karaoke establishments in Mong Kok, Yau Tsim District, Central & Western District and Wan Chai.   During the joint operation, 43 catering premises were inspected, while 1,657 catering premises and 292 other premises were inspected soley by the FEHD.   The department initiated procedures on prosecution against seven catering business operators suspected of breaching the requirements under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Requirements & Directions) (Business & Premises) Regulation.   Five of them were related to dine-in services provided after the specified time in catering premises, while the remaining two were related to more than four people allowed to be seated together at one table and failing to wear a mask.   The department said it will continue law enforcement on all types of premises and inspect staff and customer vaccination records.
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