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Govt to enhance securities trading

It is a pleasure to be here with you today, especially after an accident that has reminded me of the importance of staying vigilant even in relatively peaceful times. Continuously enhancing competitiveness despite good business is also a theme I wish to harp on in today's speech.   Some of you may recall that I last spoke to you in November 2018. That was into the second year of my tenure, witnessing the celebration of the 40th anniversary of our nation's reform and opening up, and the consecutive opening of two major pieces of cross-boundary transport infrastructure - the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All seemed bright and well. And then we all have some frightening memories of what Hong Kong had gone through in the following two years. Few would disagree that it has been a very challenging period for Hong Kong, particularly with the riots in the latter half of 2019 during which some banks were

May goods exports up 17.7%

The volume of Hong Kong’s total goods exports increased 17.7% year-on-year in May, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.   The volume of goods imports rose 20.1% compared to the same period last year.   Goods exports prices increased 5.3% year-on-year for the month, while prices of goods imports increased 4.7%.   On a seasonally adjusted basis, the volume of goods exports decreased 3.9% in the three-month period ending May compared with the preceding three months, while the volume of goods imports dropped 1%.
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