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Cinemas receive subsidies

25-1-2022

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The Cinemas Subsidy Scheme under the fifth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund received applications from 64 eligible cinemas and the relevant subsidies were disbursed today.

The scheme, which opened for applications on January 18, seeks to provide a one-off subsidy of $50,000 per screen to each existin...

Vaccine bubble to include contractors

25-1-2022

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The Government today said that contractors, their agents and subcontractors must follow the vaccine bubble arrangement to be implemented at government buildings and offices from February 16.

The vaccine bubble for government employees will take effect from February 16 at all government buildings and offi...

December sees 2.4% inflation

20-1-2022

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Overall consumer prices rose 2.4% in December year-on-year, larger than the 1.8% growth in November, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.

Netting out the effects of the Government’s one-off relief measures, December’s underlying inflation rate went up 1.4% compared to a year earlie...

HK's financial system lauded

20-1-2022

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The International Monetary Fund Staff Mission today commended Hong Kong's strong economic recovery and the Government's efforts to safeguard financial stability.

The mission made the assessment in its concluding statement which was published today following the completion of the 2022 Article ...

Beauty parlour subsidies set

19-1-2022

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Applications for a one-off subsidy for beauty parlours, massage establishments and party rooms under the fifth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund will open on February 7, the Government said today.

Each eligible beauty parlour or massage establishment will receive a one-off subsidy ranging from $15,000 to $...

Composite interest rate up

19-1-2022

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The composite interest rate rose to 0.21% at the end of December last year from November's 0.19%, the Monetary Authority announced today.

It said the rise reflected that the weighted funding cost for both deposits and interbank funds increased during the month.

The composite interest rate is a meas...

Return of voucher mooted

19-1-2022

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Financial Secretary Paul Chan today said that in deciding whether to disburse consumption vouchers again, the Government has to consider relevant factors in a prudent and holistic manner.

Mr Chan was asked by lawmakers if the Government has considered disbursing consumption vouchers of at least...

Nov goods exports up 14.6%

18-1-2022

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The volume of Hong Kong’s total goods exports increased 14.6% year-on-year in November 2021, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.

The volume of goods imports for the month rose 10.3% over November 2020.

Prices of goods exports and imports increased 9.5% and 9.2% year-on-year fo...

Tourism gets more support

17-1-2022

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The Commerce & Economic Development Bureau today said a provision of around $570 million under the Anti-epidemic Fund has been earmarked for providing the sixth round of support to the tourism industry.

All people who are eligible for and have been granted special further subsidies in the last round ...

More anti-epidemic relief set

14-1-2022

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The Government today announced that it will roll out relief measures under the fifth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund, with a total funding of about $3.57 billion, to help sectors affected by the COVID-19 epidemic situation.

It noted that the tightening of social distancing measures from January 7 ...

Exchange Fund foreign assets dip

14-1-2022

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The Exchange Fund’s foreign assets decreased $21.5 billion to $4.0652 trillion in December last year, the Monetary Authority announced today.

The monetary base amounted to $2.1316 trillion, while claims on the private sector in Hong Kong amounted to $260.4 billion, it said.

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110k companies newly registered

14-1-2022

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The total number of local companies registered reached 1,375,172 in 2021, while 110,840 were newly registered in the year, the Companies Registry announced today.

Among the newly registered companies, 66,538 were incorporated online at the e-Registry or via the CR eFiling mobile application.

HK's renminbi hub being reinforced

12-1-2022

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My thanks to the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association for this welcome opportunity to speak to you once again. This is, by my count, the fifth year in a row I have addressed the forum (Asia Private Equity Forum) - the past two years online.

So, yes, the pandemic is still very much wit...

e-CNY being actively studied

11-1-2022

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Economic and social development will power Hong Kong's fortunes this year, and for many years to come. This has been made possible thanks to, first and foremost, the major breakthrough in our local political development in the last two years.

To begin with, we secured the implementation of the National S...

HK set to grasp new opportunities

10-1-2022

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Welcome to the Asian Financial Forum, the 15th edition, and the first in a number of events to kick-start celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

While the pandemic has once again prevented me from greeting you in person, I will not forgo...

Asian Financial Forum opens

10-1-2022

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The 15th Asian Financial Forum opened today, providing a premier platform for thousands of leaders in government, finance and business from over 80 countries and regions to exchange insights and explore business and investment opportunities.

Co-organised by the Government and the Trade Development C...

Foreign currency reserves down

7-1-2022

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Hong Kong’s foreign currency reserve assets fell to US$496.8 billion in December last year from November’s US$499.4 billion, the Monetary Authority announced today.

The reserve assets represent over six times the currency in circulation or 48% of Hong Kong dollar M3.

There were no unsettled for...

Property sales down 2.3%

4-1-2022

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The Land Registry recorded 7,076 sale and purchase agreements for all building units received for registration in December, down 2.3% from November and 6.8% lower year-on-year.

The total consideration for such agreements rose 39.4% from November to $87.8 billion in December, and 24.9% year-on-year increa...

Year of the Tiger stamps to be issued

4-1-2022

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A set of special stamps and philatelic products will go on sale from January 18 to usher in the Year of the Tiger, Hongkong Post announced today.

The special issue features a tiger soft toy, a porcelain tiger, a ceramic tiger and a paper art tiger that look playful and adorable against a warm gradient ba...

Nov retail sales up 7.1%

3-1-2022

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The value of total retail sales in November, provisionally estimated at $30.7 billion, rose 7.1% compared with the same month in 2020, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.

Of the total retail sales value in November, online sales accounted for 11.2%. Provisionally estimated at $3.4 bil...

Health code website updated

2-1-2022

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The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer announced that two new functions have been introduced on the Hong Kong Health Code website in order to facilitate citizens to register for and use the health code on their own.

With the new "Cancel Unactivated Account" function, people who hav...

Mortgage loans up 4.8%

31-12-2021

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Residential mortgage loans approved in November increased 4.8% compared with October to $51.4 billion, the Monetary Authority announced today.

Mortgage loans financing primary market transactions rose 13.1% to $14 billion, while those financing secondary market transactions fell 3.1% to $26.1 billion.

$65.8b deficit recorded

31-12-2021

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The Government announced today it recorded a $65.8 billion deficit for the eight months ending November 30.

Expenditure for the period was $420.6 billion and revenue was $325.7 billion. Net proceeds of $29.1 billion were also booked for the issuance of green bonds.

The Government said there wa...

FS welcomes SFC report

30-12-2021

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Financial Secretary Paul Chan today welcomed the publication of the annual report of the Process Review Panel for the Securities & Futures Commission.

The panel reviewed 60 cases under different areas of the commission’s work in 2020-21.

Mr Chan said the panel conducted a comprehensive...

Christopher Hui tours tech institute

29-12-2021

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Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui today visited the Applied Science & Technology Research Institute (ASTRI).

During the visit, Mr Hui exchanged views with the institute on how financial technology can drive the growth of financial services.

He noted that ASTRI's st...

Nov exports value up 25%

28-12-2021

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The values of Hong Kong's total goods exports increased to $474.4 billion in November, up 25% compared with the same month last year, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.

The value of imports of goods rose 20% to $486 billion for the same period.

A trade deficit of $11.6 billion,...

1st fintech initiatives meeting held

28-12-2021

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The Coordination Group on Implementation of Fintech Initiatives, chaired by Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui, convened its first meeting today.

During the meeting, representatives of the Government and financial regulators exchanged views on the latest fintech developme...

International trade law benefits HK

28-12-2021

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The National 14th Five-Year Plan supports Hong Kong to enhance its status as an international trade centre. In international sale of goods, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) has been described as “the most successful substantive uniform commercial law treat...

Alfred Sit visits health code posts

25-12-2021

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Secretary for Innovation & Technology Alfred Sit today visited mobile support stations set up at Mass Transit Railway stations to ascertain how government outreach teams are assisting citizens to apply for the Hong Kong Health Code.

The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OG...

Lai-see advisory issued

23-12-2021

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The three note-issuing banks will start exchanging new and good-as-new notes from January 13 to 31 next year, the Monetary Authority announced today. The authority also encourages the public to use electronic lai-see for Chinese New Year.

The authority said as Chinese New Year draws near, the note-issuin...

Food truck scheme to end

23-12-2021

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The Tourism Commission announced today that the Food Truck Pilot Scheme will end on June 1, 2022, after the Government completed a comprehensive evaluation of its effectiveness.

Positioned as a tourism promotion project, the two-year scheme was launched on February 3, 2017. It aimed to add fun and vibran...

Testing, certification sector lauded

22-12-2021

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Secretary for Innovation & Technology Alfred Sit today attended an award ceremony to hail the bodies and practitioners in the testing and certification (T&C) sector for their outstanding performance in manpower development and service enhancement.

The Council for Testing & Certification launc...

I&T chief visits Lok Ma Chau Loop

21-12-2021

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Secretary for Innovation & Technology Alfred Sit today visited the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation & Technology Park Limited (HSITPL) and inspected the Lok Ma Chau Loop site.

He learnt more about the works progress of the loop since funding approval was obtained from the Legislative Council Finance...

Nov inflation reaches 1.8%

21-12-2021

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Overall consumer prices rose 1.8% in November year-on-year, marginally larger than the 1.7% growth in October, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.

Netting out the effects of the Government’s one-off relief measures, November’s underlying inflation rate went up 1.2% compared to a y...

Budget consultation begins

21-12-2021

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The Government today launched the public consultation exercise for the 2022-23 Budget.

Financial Secretary Paul Chan said that after going through the challenges of the past two years or so, Hong Kong's economy has been steadily improving this year with annual economic growth expected to reach 6.4%.

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Insurance Authority chair appointed

17-12-2021

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The Chief Executive today appointed Stephen Yiu as Chairman and 12 other individuals as non-executive directors (NEDs) of the Insurance Authority (IA) for a term of three years from December 28.

Mr Yiu’s appointment was made pursuant to the Insurance Ordinance, the Government said.

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LeaveHomeSafe app to be enhanced

17-12-2021

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The LeaveHomeSafe mobile app version 3.0.1 will be available on December 21 with new functions to enhance user experience, said the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer today.

The office said the mobile app’s new version will feature new functions that enable users to log in to the Hong K...

Insurance Authority chair named

17-12-2021

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The Chief Executive today appointed Stephen Yiu as Chairman and 12 other individuals as non-executive directors (NEDs) of the Insurance Authority (IA) for a term of three years from December 28.

Mr Yiu’s appointment was made pursuant to the Insurance Ordinance, the Government said.

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Folders for visually-impaired issued

16-12-2021

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The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) announced today that 100,000 Braille folders will be distributed in phases to premises displaying the LeaveHomeSafe venue QR codes to assist people with visual impairment to record their visits to the premises concerned.

The first batch ...

College launches finance seminar

16-12-2021

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The Civil Service College today launched the "Expert Round Table for Economic Development" seminar series in collaboration with the Academy of Finance.

The inaugural seminar took place in the Civil Service College at the North Point Government Offices. It was attended by around 120 civil servants in the ...

HK wins 17 prizes at ICT awards

16-12-2021

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Hong Kong snatched six Winner and 11 Merit awards at the 20th Asia Pacific Information & Communications Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards, the largest number of Winner awards won among the 14 competing member economies.

These include two Government-led anti-epidemic entries, proving that the proact...

HK, Qianhai hold financial seminar

15-12-2021

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Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui today attended the Hong Kong-Qianhai Financial Cooperation Seminar by video conferencing.

Jointly held by the Financial Services & the Treasury Bureau and the Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industr...

New scheme to boost project delivery

15-12-2021

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Financial Secretary Paul Chan, who is also the Honorary President of the Centre of Excellence for Major Project Leaders, officiated at the opening ceremony of the Project Delivery Capability Programme today to announce its official launch.

As one of the initiatives highlighted in the 2021-22 Budget, the ...

Exchange Fund foreign assets up

14-12-2021

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The Exchange Fund’s foreign assets increased $17.5 billion to $4.0867 trillion in November, the Monetary Authority announced today.

The monetary base amounted to $2.1195 trillion, while claims on the private sector in Hong Kong amounted to $219.8 billion, it said.

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3m to receive consumption vouchers

13-12-2021

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The Government today said about three million people who collected the first consumption voucher via Octopus on August 1 and whose cumulative total has reached $4,000 by the end of November will receive the remaining $1,000 voucher on December 16.

They will also successively receive an SMS concerning the...

2 youths join advisory body

10-12-2021

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The Government announced today that it appointed Danny Ho and Elaine Shiu to the Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Committee through the Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth.

The new members will serve from today to December 31, 2022.

Mr Ho, a former Hong Kong Climbing Team member, is cu...

Edward Yau meets FIT participants

10-12-2021

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Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau today met over 30 participating employers and interns of the Future International Talent (FIT) programme.

Mr Yau learnt about their work arrangements and experiences and encouraged young people to make good use of such valuable learning opportu...

Christopher Hui inspects departments

9-12-2021

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Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui today visited the Inland Revenue Department, the Treasury and the Audit Commission to learn about the work of colleagues in different roles and to give encouragement to them.

Mr Hui first visited the Inland Revenue Department to learn ab...

HK contributes to global green efforts

9-12-2021

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Climate change is an imminent issue for all of us. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) held last month has drawn the world's attention to the pressing need for immediate actions. Among others, a number of advancements related to green and sustainable finance were made in COP26, including ...

HK Health Code system to open

9-12-2021

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The Hong Kong Health Code system will be open for registration from 9am tomorrow for members of the public to register a real-name account. The latest LeaveHomeSafe mobile app version 3.0 will also be available for update.

Upon successful registration on the Hong Kong Health Code website, users ca...

CE adviser meeting held

7-12-2021

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The Chief Executive's Council of Advisers on Innovation & Strategic Development Strategy held its 13th meeting today during which members gave advice on the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy and the future of re-industrialisation.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam shared with members that the develop...

Strengthening HK as insurance hub

7-12-2021

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The Government is entirely committed to developing Hong Kong as a green finance hub.

Our agenda, and results, bear that out. Just last month, we completed the successful offering of about US$3.75 billion worth of green bonds. The bonds were denominated in US dollars, in euro and in renminbi, underscoring...

Insurance industry vital to GBA vision

7-12-2021

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This year's theme, Opportunities & Challenges in the Post-Pandemic New Normal, responds, of course, to COVID-19. I am pleased to say that Hong Kong has been doing well in controlling the pandemic, with no local infection at all for some months now. That is thanks to the remarkable resilience and patience d...

Edward Yau makes voting appeal

7-12-2021

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Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau today wrote to about 400 trade and industrial organisations in Hong Kong to call on business leaders to lead by example and vote in the Legislative Council General Election.

In his letter to district trade and industrial organisations, g...

Foreign currency reserves up

7-12-2021

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Hong Kong's foreign currency reserve assets rose to US$499.5 billion in November from October’s US$498 billion, the Monetary Authority announced today.

The reserve assets represent about seven times the currency in circulation or about 48% of Hong Kong dollar M3.

Including unsettled foreign excha...

Views sought on toy safety

1-12-2021

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A public consultation on the proposed adoption of the up-to-date standards for toys and six classes of children's products was launched today.

The Government proposes to adopt the updated versions of safety standards for baby walking frames, bottle teats, bunk beds for domestic use, children's high chair...

Govt rejects US claims

3-12-2021

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Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui today expressed regret about the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)’s statement.

The US SEC said in its statement that Hong Kong historically has not worked with the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to allow its ...

HK contributes to nation’s green goal

3-12-2021

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The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) held last month has drawn the world's attention to the pressing need for immediate action to combat climate change. While Hong Kong is only accountable for a very small part of the world's carbon emissions, we are determined to contribute to the world's...

HK to be regional IP trading centre

2-12-2021

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Sustainable development is central to our future, and innovation is critical to realising sustainability. Innovation and technological advancement are also clear priorities of my Government. Over the past four years, we have invested some US$17 billion in I&T (innovation and technology), and the results ar...

Hong Kong Health Code to open

2-12-2021

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(To watch the full press conference with sign language interpretation, click here.)

To facilitate quarantine-free travel between Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Health Code system will be open for registration from 9am on December 10.

Announcing the details at a press co...

Meeting on I&T co-operation held

2-12-2021

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The 15th meeting of the Mainland/Hong Kong Science & Technology Co-operation Committee was held today.

Secretary for Innovation & Technology Alfred Sit co-chaired the meeting via video conferencing with Vice Minister of Science & Technology Prof Zhang Guangjun.

Mr Sit said that Hong Kon...

Professional services fund opens

1-12-2021

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The Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme is inviting a new round of applications from non-profit-distributing organisations.

These organisations include professional bodies, trade and industrial organisations as well as research institutes.

With a total allocation of $200 mi...

Govt supports creative sectors

1-12-2021

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Building on last year's successful experience, this year's Business of Design Week (BODW) is brought to you again in hybrid mode. Other than staging the programmes in a physical format, events, such as the summit, will also be simulcast live on local television, online and on social media and at partner locati...

HK pursuing green finance hub

30-11-2021

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I am pleased to have this welcome opportunity to address the Hong Kong Green Finance Association's annual forum once again and pleased to share with you the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's continuing efforts in Hong Kong's rise as a green and sustainable finance hub.

That ambitious g...

$111.8b deficit recorded

30-11-2021

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The Government announced today it recorded a $111.8 billion deficit for the seven months ending October 31.

Expenditure for the period was $367.9 billion and revenue was $256.1 billion.

The Government said there was a deficit mainly because some major types of revenue including salaries and profits...

October retail sales up 12%

30-11-2021

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The value of total retail sales in October, provisionally estimated at $30.7 billion, rose 12% compared with the same month in 2020, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.

Of the total retail sales value in October, online sales accounted for 8%. Provisionally estimated at $2.5 billion, ...

Mortgage loans down 7.4%

30-11-2021

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Residential mortgage loans approved in October decreased 7.4% compared with September to $49 billion, the Monetary Authority announced today.

Mortgage loans financing primary market transactions rose 37% to $12.4 billion, while those financing secondary market transactions fell 17.7% to $26.9 billion.

CE starts Wuhan visit

29-11-2021

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam started her visit to Wuhan in Hubei Province today.

Meeting CPC Hubei Provincial Committee Secretary Ying Yong, Mrs Lam thanked him for his support for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s work all along. She also expressed her special gratitude to Hubei Province for...

ICT Awards winners announced

29-11-2021

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The Hong Kong Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Awards 2021 presentation ceremony was held today, during which Financial Secretary Paul Chan presented the Award of the Year to the Immigration Department.

Apart from winning the Smart Business Grand Award, the department beat seven other gr...

Northern Metropolis spatial, strategic

26-11-2021

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The theme of this event is A New Journey with Greater Opportunities, a very apt description of what the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will offer. Indeed, my Greater Bay Area journey commenced on the first day of my taking office as the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative R...

Oct exports value up 21.4%

25-11-2021

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The value of Hong Kong's total goods exports increased to $418.3 billion in October, up 21.4% compared with the same month last year, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.

The value of imports of goods jumped 17.7% to $448.7 billion for the same period.

A trade deficit of $30.5 bi...

Christopher Hui inspects e-payment

25-11-2021

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Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui visited Smithfield Market in Kennedy Town today to inspect the use of electronic payment (e-payment) by stall operators and customers there.

Mr Hui visited several stalls to learn about operators' feedback and their customers' reviews on...

New listing regime in progress

25-11-2021

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Our business, social and personal lives have been sorely affected by the pandemic. And yet, despite the daunting circumstances that have plagued us for nearly two years now, our financial system remains stable and remarkably resilient.

Let me count the ways, starting with initial public offerings (IPOs)....

Cash payout registration to close

25-11-2021

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Registration for the Cash Payout Scheme will end on December 31 this year.

The Government said the scheme announced in the 2020-21 Budget has been operating smoothly since registration commenced on June 21 last year.

As of November 23 this year, the scheme had disbursed $10,000 each to more than 6....

Views sought on copyright regime

24-11-2021

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(To watch the full press conference with sign language interpretation, click here.)

The Government launched today a three-month public consultation on updating Hong Kong’s copyright regime. Members of the public are welcome to offer their views by February 23, 2022.

At a press conference t...

Green bond issuance successful

24-11-2021

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The Government today announced the successful offering of RMB5 billion offshore renminbi green bonds under the Government Green Bond Programme.

This is the Government's inaugural offering of renminbi-denominated bonds. The offering comprises two tranches of RMB2.5 billion three-year and RMB2.5 billion fi...

Healthtech opportunities to be seized

24-11-2021

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Before I talk about opportunities, let us together recap what we have learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic which has now haunted the world for almost two years, and sadly claimed over five million lives. For a public health crisis of this magnitude, as the World Health Organization has repeatedly reminded us, no ...

Gerontechnology meets social needs

23-11-2021

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With our city's population ageing rapidly, there is a growing consensus on using novel technology to meet the needs of elderly and their caregivers. Gerontechnology, combining gerontology with technology, is widely recognised as a key to tackle this challenge. One of the Government initiatives at work in promo...

FinTech Week a success

22-11-2021

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Hong Kong FinTech Week 2021 attracted over 20,000 participants looking for business opportunities for the fintech industry.

Held by the Financial Services & the Treasury Bureau and Invest Hong Kong in early November, the five-day event drew more than four million online views from 87 economies...

Govt enriches I&T ecosystem

22-11-2021

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It gives me great pleasure to speak at the opening of the Inno Bay 2021 programme co-organised by China Global Television Network and Hong Kong X Foundation. I like very much the name of this programme - Inno Bay succinctly captures the ambition of developing an international innovation and technology (I&T...

Oct inflation up 1.7%

22-11-2021

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Overall consumer prices rose 1.7% in October year-on-year, larger than the 1.4% growth in September, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.

Netting out the effects of the Government’s one-off relief measures, October’s underlying inflation rate went up 1.1% compared to a year earlier...

Last consumer vouchers set

22-11-2021

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The Government reminded people who collected the first consumption voucher via Octopus on August 1 that if their cumulative total eligible spending reaches $4,000 by November 30, they can receive the last $1,000 voucher on December 16.

According to the disbursement arrangement, for people collecting the ...

New TV frequencies reminder issued

21-11-2021

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The Office of the Communications Authority announced today that six digital TV programme channels in Hong Kong will use new transmitting frequencies starting December 1.

Property owners and managers who have not yet arranged with their contractors to reconfigure the common antenna broadcast d...

International trade law critical: CE

19-11-2021

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The theme for this year is Development of International Trade Law in the [Post-]Pandemic Era. The pandemic, for nearly two years now, has taken away lives and severely disrupted the global economy. Thanks to the concerted community effort and continuing vigilance, we in Hong Kong have basically achieved zero i...

Tai Po site to be tendered

19-11-2021

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A Tai Po site in the 2021-22 Land Sale Programme will be sold by public tender, the Lands Department announced today.

Tai Po Town Lot No. 234 at Tai Po Road – Tai Po Kau is designated for private residential purposes.

It has a site area of about 14,002 sq m with a minimum and maximum gross floor ...

HK's strengths promoted at webinar

19-11-2021

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Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau attended a webinar today assuring participants that Hong Kong’s business environment remains favourable and vibrant.

At a webinar of the 2021 World Alliance Forum, Mr Yau said with the implementation of the National Security Law and improveme...

Green bond offering successful

18-11-2021

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The Government today announced the successful offering of US$3 billion of green bonds under the Government Green Bond Programme, including its inaugural offering of euro-denominated bonds.

The offering comprises US$1 billion 10-year, 1.25 billion euros 5-year and 500 million euros 20-year green bonds.

Fintech growth strategies in place

18-11-2021

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To foster fintech development in Hong Kong, the Financial Services & the Treasury Bureau has recently announced a three-pronged strategy covering opening up of data, policy co-ordination and skill enhancement.

First of all, data are indeed precious assets in a new era where financial development is d...

Bay area development reaps benefits

18-11-2021

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I am deeply impressed by this year's theme, Emerging Technologies Shaping our Future in the Greater Bay Area. It perfectly echoes the grand vision set out in the National 14th Five-Year Plan for developing our country to the top among all innovative countries with solid technology and implementing a batch of f...

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Economy grows 6.4% in 2021  28-1-2022

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Hong Kong’s economy in the fourth quarter of 2021 grew 4.8% year-on-year, and rose 6.4% for 2021 as a whole, reversing ...


Dec exports value up 24.8%  27-1-2022

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The value of Hong Kong’s total goods exports increased to $489.5 billion in December, up 24.8% compared with the same m...


Subsidies for tourism disbursed  27-1-2022

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The Government announced that cash subsidies involving more than $251 million were disbursed today to over 99% of th...


Visit records help with virus tracing  26-1-2022

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The Government today said that the visit records of COVID-19 patients uploaded from the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app can...