Sunday, August 19, 2018

RTHK advisors appointed

RTHK advisors appointed

The Chief Executive has re-appointed Eugene Chan as Chairman of the Radio Television Hong Kong Board of Advisors, the Government announced today.   Seven new members have been appointed. They are Dilys Chau, Linda Choy, Prof Anthony Fung, Shirley Loo, Tik Chi-yuen, Eva Wong and Wu Siu-ling.   The appointments are for two years from…
Sharing session boosts ties

Sharing session boosts ties

The Commerce & Economic Development Bureau and the State-owned Assets Supervision & Administration Commission of the State Council jointly held a sharing session on the investment environment of overseas Economic & Trade Cooperation Zones today.   The session provided a platform for state-owned enterprises to share their experiences and facilitate business collaboration with Hong Kong…
Mid-year population at 7.4m

Mid-year population at 7.4m

Hong Kong’s population stood at 7,448,900 in mid-2018, up 0.8% from mid-2017, the Census & Statistics Department said today.   There were 55,000 births and 47,300 deaths, resulting in a natural increase of 7,600.    There was also an inflow of 41,000 one-way permit holders and a net inflow of 8,500 other Hong Kong residents.…
Annuity plan draws 9.4k registrations

Annuity plan draws 9.4k registrations

The first tranche of the HKMC Annuity Plan received a total of 9,410 Subscription Intention registrations.   The plan was officially launched on July 5 with a first tranche issue limit of $10 billion.   Announcing the subscription results today, HKMC Annuity Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Edmond Lau said the total subscription amount was…
Edward Yau visits Wong Tai Sin

Edward Yau visits Wong Tai Sin

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau today visited an elderly centre and a social enterprise in Wong Tai Sin.   Mr Yau toured Rhythm Garden Lutheran Centre for the Elderly to learn about its services and facilities.   The centre provides support and outreach services for the elderly in the community and organises…
Economy grows 3.5% in Q2

Economy grows 3.5% in Q2

Hong Kong's economy grew 3.5% in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the same period last year, marking the seventh quarter of growth above the trend growth rate of 2.7% per annum in the past decade.   The growth followed a 4.6% rise in the previous quarter.   With a strong year-on-year growth of…
Double taxation pact in force

Double taxation pact in force

The second protocol of Hong Kong's agreement with New Zealand for the avoidance of double taxation entered into force on August 9.   The protocol, signed in June last year, amends the agreement to pave the way for implementing automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters with New Zealand.   It came into…
FS visits Dongguan

FS visits Dongguan

Financial Secretary Paul Chan visited Dongguan to meet senior officials and learn about the latest developments in the high-tech industry today.   He toured the China Spallation Neutron Source facility, including its control centre and underground accelerator facilities.    It is one of the key science and technology infrastructure projects of the National 11th Five-Year…
Goods exports up 0.7%

Goods exports up 0.7%

The volume of Hong Kong's total exports of goods in June increased 0.7% year-on-year, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.   The volume of imports of goods increased 1.7% in June compared to the same month last year.   The prices of total exports of goods increased 2.7% year-on-year for June and the prices…
Foreign currency reserves stable

Foreign currency reserves stable

Hong Kong's official foreign currency reserve assets in July amounted to US$431.9 billion, unchanged from June, the Monetary Authority announced today.   Including unsettled foreign exchange contracts, foreign currency reserve assets at the end of July was US$424.3 billion, also unchanged from June.   The reserve assets represent more than seven times the currency in…
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