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Japanese Confectionary Brand QUOLOFUNE Expands to Hong Kong
April 26, 2017 - The Japanese confectionary brand QUOLOFUNE announced today that it has established a presence in Hong Kong to drive the brand’s regional expansion from the city.

Family-Owned Start-Up Opens Restaurant in Hong Kong
April 24, 2017 - A brother and sister partnership today opened the first Uma Nota restaurant in Hong Kong, bringing Sao Paulo's Brazilian-Japanese street food and cocktails to the city.

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer of Securities and Futures Commission
April 21, 2017 - The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today announced the re-appointment of Mr. Ashley Alder as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). The re-appointment is for a term of three years, from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2020.

Consumer Price Indices for March 2017
April 21, 2017 - The Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government released today the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures for March 2017.

Unemployment rate falls to 3.2%
April 21, 2017 - According to the latest labor force statistics (i.e. provisional figures for January - March 2017) released today by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 3.3% in December 2016 - February 2017 to 3.2% in January - March 2017. The underemployment rate remained unchanged at 1.2% in the two periods.

Insurance Authority to Start Regulating Insurance Companies from June 26, 2017
April 19, 2017 - The Insurance Authority (IA) will replace the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) to regulate insurance companies with effect from June 26, 2017 (D-day). The OCI will be disbanded on the same day.

Visedo Focuses on Asia's EV Revolution with New Hong Kong Office
April 19, 2017 - Finnish manufacturer of heavy duty electric powertrains Visedo today opened a regional office in Hong Kong focused on hastening the transition to hybrid and electric vehicles across the Asia-Pacific region.

SCED congratulates First Feature Film Initiative-funded projects on scooping Hong Kong Film Awards
April 10, 2017 - Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr. Gregory So, today congratulated two First Feature Film Initiative (FFFI)-funded films, “Mad World” and “Weeds on Fire”, for scooping five trophies and shining at the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards last night.

Hong Kong’s Foreign Currency Reserves at US$395.6 Billion
April 7, 2017 - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced today that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$395.6 billion as at the end of March 2017 (end-February 2017: US$390.5 billion).

Hong Kong Composers’ Music to Kick Off HKETONY's 20A Events
April 7, 2017 - The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) will be hosting more than 20 events to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, starting with a concert featuring works by all young Hong Kong composers.


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