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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

Restricted area cleansing set

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today said it will enhance street cleansing operations within the Jordan restricted area after the restriction-testing declaration is revoked.   ​The department noted that it will arrange deep cleansing and disinfection work at its facilities within the restricted area.   Over the weekend, the department provided refuse collection services, street washing services at small hours and 24-hour manned public toilet services in the restricted area.   It will perform street washing at small hours tomorrow, after the declaration’s revocation.   It will also join hands with the stall operators in its venues to perform deep cleansing and disinfection work from 6am to 9am.   The exercise will cover Yau Ma Tei Market and Reclamation Street Cooked Food Hawker Bazaar.   Special cleansing operations will also be carried out in nearby streets as well as at the hawker areas in Reclamation Street and Temple Street.   The department plans to reopen the above facilities at 9am tomorrow.
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