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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

1.66m vaccine doses administered

About 1,662,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,038,300 people receiving their first dose and about 623,800 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 468,200 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 570,100 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 334,200 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 289,600 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 5,400 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 2,500 people received the jab at community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 2,900 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 3,500 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 1,900 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 1,600 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 11,700 people received their first dose at CVCs and about 17,400 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is 96%, and 97% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 3,300 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 11,100 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, eight people were sent to hospitals.
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