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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

Housing Dept reports virus case

The Housing Department today said a female security guard employed by its contractor has tested positive for COVID-19.   The security guard works at Foo Wo House, Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin. She is a close contact of a confirmed case at Foo Wo House.   She was sent to the quarantine centre on February 11 and was notified by the Centre for Health Protection yesterday that she had tested positive for the virus.   She works the night shifts for tower guard duties. There was a protective screen at the tower guard counter that separates security guards from the residents and visitors.   The security guard, who has no recent travel history, wore a face mask and her body temperature was normal while on duty.   Thorough cleaning and disinfection have been carried out at the relevant workplaces.
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