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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

Job fair for mature people this week

The Labour Department will hold its Job Fair for Middle-aged & Elderly Employment at MacPherson Stadium in Mong Kok on November 25 and 26 to provide more than 3,400 vacancies from about 62 organisations.   Around 31 organisations will participate in the job fair each day and conduct recruitment activities there. Most of the vacancies are suitable for more mature job seekers.   The vacancies cover a wide variety of positions including cinema or estate customer service officer, construction site testing technician, health worker, personal care worker, shop assistant, catering industry manager, clerk, security guard, driver, storekeeper, technician, cook, baker, packer and hospital contract operation assistant.   Around 80% of them are full-time jobs, mostly offering monthly salaries ranging from $11,000 to $19,000.   Among the vacancies, about 98% require a Secondary 6 education level or below and about 70% are open to people without relevant work experience.   The job fair will be held from 11am to 5.30pm with free admission, during which job seekers can submit applications and may be selected for on-the-spot interviews.  
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