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Hong Kong Exchange Fund at US$490.3 Billion
March 31, 2017 - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today (March 31) that the total assets of the Exchange Fund amounted to HK$3,825.0 billion (US$490.3 billion) as at February 28, 2017. This is HK$48.9 billion (US$6.2 billion) higher than that at the end of January 2017. Foreign currency assets increased by HK$41.7 billion (US$5.3 billion) and Hong Kong dollar assets increased by HK$7.2 billion (US$923 million).

Financial results for the 11 months ended February 28, 2017
March 31, 2017 - The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced today its financial results for the 11 months ended February 28, 2017.

Hong Kong to become new member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
March 23, 2017 - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) today announced that Hong Kong will become a new member upon deposit of the first installment of capital subscription with the bank.

Consumer Price Indices for February 2017
March 21, 2017 - The Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government released today the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures for February 2017. According to the Composite CPI, overall consumer prices fell by 0.1% in February 2017 over the same month a year earlier, after an increase of 1.3% in January 2017. Netting out the effects of all Government’s one-off relief measures, the year-on-year rate of increase in the Composite CPI (i.e. the underlying inflation rate) in February 2017 was 0.7%, smaller than that in January 2017 (2.1%).

Unemployment rate remains at 3.3%
March 16, 2017 - According to the latest labor force statistics (i.e. provisional figures for December 2016 - February 2017) released today by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.3% in December 2016 - February 2017, same as that in November 2016 - January 2017. The underemployment rate decreased from 1.3% in November 2016 - January 2017 to 1.2% in December 2016 - February 2017.

Government announces new measures to facilitate cinema development in Hong Kong
March 13, 2017 - The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today announced new measures to facilitate cinema development in Hong Kong with a view to building up audiences and promoting the long-term growth of Hong Kong’s film industry.

Three Hong Kong Movies Selected at CAAMFest
March 12, 2017 - CAAMFest, recognized as the largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films in the US, has selected three Hong Kong movies for its 2017 festival, which runs from March 9 to 19. CAAMFest presents about 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose annually.

Government appoints directors to HKEX Board
March 10, 2017 - The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has appointed Mr. Stephen Yiu Kin-wah and re-appointed Mrs. Margaret Leung Ko May-yee, Ms. Anita Fung Yuen-mei and Mr. Rafael Gil-Tienda as members of the Board of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) for a term of two years from April 26, 2017, until the end of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the HKEX in 2019.

Hong Kong’s Foreign Currency Reserves at US$390.5 Billion
March 7, 2017 - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced today that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$390.5 billion as at the end of February 2017, compared with US$391.5 billion at end-January 2017.


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