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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

19 COVID-19 cases identified

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today announced it is investigating 19 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 16 are locally transmitted. Six of the cases are untraceable.   At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre's Communicable Disease Branch Principal Medical & Health Officer Dr Albert Au said the cases comprise nine males and 10 females, aged between two and 83.   Of the linked cases, three are from the Hong Kong International Airport Three-runway System construction site cluster, Dr Au said, adding they are site workers' close contacts.   Additionally, five buildings with one or more new confirmed cases were included in the compulsory testing notices. Those who had been at these buildings for more than two hours from January 24 to February 6 have to undergo testing by February 8.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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