Financial results for Nine Months Ended December 31, 2010
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January 31, 2011 - The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced today its financial results for the nine months ending December 31, 2010.
There was a surplus of HK$41.8 billion (US$5.35 billion) in the month of December, thereby bringing a surplus of HK$59 billion (US$7.56 billion) up to end of December, 2010. Expenditure for the nine-month period amounted to HK$220.2 billion (US$28.23 billion) and revenue HK$279.2 billion (US$35.79 billion).
A government spokesman said that the surplus in December was mainly due to the receipt of HK$33.8 billion (US$4.33 billion) investment income on fiscal reserves. The revised estimates for the current financial year will be published along with the 2011-12 Budget on February 23, 2011.
The fiscal reserves stood at HK$579.3 billion (US$74.26 billion) as at December 31, 2010.