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News Release - February 2019

Financial Secretary Unveils 2019-20 Budget
February 27, 2019 - Delivering the 2019-20 budget, Financial Secretary Paul Chan unveiled a raft of initiatives to promote economic development and diversify Hong Kong’s economy.

Japanese creative project design company extends reach to Hong Kong
February 27, 2019 - Superstation Inc, a Japanese creative project design company, officially opened a Hong Kong branch, Superstation International Ltd, at Cyberport today. The company's Hong Kong presence will leverage its connections with local partners with the aim of exploring new business opportunities in the city.

Miami businesses learn to tap Hong Kong’s strategic advantages in HKETO seminar
February 19, 2019 - A business seminar featuring senior government officials and business and legal executives on the business opportunities that Hong Kong offers has highlighted the city’s strategic roles and advantages in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The seminar was held in Miami today (February 19, Miami time) by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) and Invest Hong Kong and was the first of its kind in the city. 

Chief Executive welcomes promulgation of Outline Development Plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
February 18, 2019 - Hong Kong Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today welcomes the Central Government’s promulgation of the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Outline Development Plan), which sets out the directions guiding the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area). She expresses gratitude to the Central Government for placing importance on the views of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government in the course of formulating the Outline Development Plan.

Corporate Summer Internship Scheme launched
February 18, 2019 - Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, today officiated at the launch ceremony of the Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas 2019. He presented certificates to interns who participated in the Pilot Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas last summer and announced a new round of the Scheme. The Scheme will accept applications from today until March 22.

HKETO Washington Hosts Chinese New Year Reception
February 14, 2019 - Some 700 guests attended a Chinese New Year reception in Washington, DC on February 13 organized by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office to celebrate the Year of the Pig.

Talents from Hong Kong help ring in Year of the Pig at spring receptions
February 14, 2019 - Boonfaysau, an award-winning group of young a cappella singers from Hong Kong, was invited by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco (HKETO SF) to perform at its spring receptions in five cities across three western states in the United States to celebrate the Year of the Pig.

Hong Kong’s foreign currency reserves at US$432 billion
February 11, 2019 - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced today that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$432.0 billion as at the end of January 2019, compared with US$424.7 billion at end-December 2018.

Hong Kong Commissioner reiterates support for multilateral trading system
February 1, 2019 - There has been a mutually beneficial partnership between Hong Kong and the United States, which also enjoys the largest surplus in trading with the city, said Hong Kong Commissioner to the US Mr Eddie Mak.


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