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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

8.9m vaccine doses given

About 8,901,700 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,561,400 people receiving their first dose and around 4,340,300 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,656,700 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,904,700 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,580,900 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,759,400 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 8,200 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 800 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 1,400 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 1,800 people received their first dose and around 4,100 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 95%, while it is about 86% for the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, two people were sent to hospital.  
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