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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

HK reports 2 imported virus cases

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today said it is investigating two additional imported COVID-19 cases involving mutant strains.   The patients arrived from high-risk places. One of them tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport and the other during quarantine at Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre.   The CHP reminded specified people in relation to Block 4 of New Jade Garden in Chai Wan and Way Man Court, 50-52 Village Road in Happy Valley to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow.   In view of a preliminary positive imported case who had stayed in Hong Kong during the incubation period, ten specified premises are included in the compulsory testing notice.   The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection station at the podium playground of New Jade Garden and set up a mobile specimen collection station at the open area next to Discovery Bay Fire Station tomorrow.   Such mobile stations will provide free testing service for residents and workers of the two places subject to compulsory testing.   A total of 32 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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