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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

4 imported COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   The cases involve four women aged between 25 and 38 who arrived from Indonesia and India.   Meanwhile, the centre reminded people who live or work in the same building as the residence of local COVID-19 cases with the N501Y mutant strain and had been released from the quarantine centres that they will be subject to compulsory testing on days three, seven, 12 and 19 counting from the day on which the confirmed case left the building.   They will also be required to undergo self-monitoring until the 21st day.   Relevant people of Tower 11, Carmel Cove, Caribbean Coast in Tung Chung and Block R, Allway Gardens in Tsuen Wan should undergo compulsory testing tomorrow, it emphasised.   A total of 71 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, including 11 local ones, of which one has an unknown infection source.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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