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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

4.57m vaccine jabs administered

About 4,575,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 2,698,500 people receiving their first dose and around 1,876,800 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,109,800 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 1,588,700 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 775,300 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 1,101,600 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 57,100 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   About 9,100 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 11,300 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 24,700 people received their first dose and about 12,000 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 95%, while it is 97% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 4,800 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 23,800 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 13 people were sent to hospitals.

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