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Government welcomes Stock Exchange’s consultation conclusions on listing regime for companies from emerging and innovative sectors
April 24, 2018 -The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today welcomed the release of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK)’s consultation conclusions on a listing regime for companies from emerging and innovative sectors.

Consumer Price Indices for March 2018
April 23, 2018 - The Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government released today the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures for March 2018. According to the Composite CPI, overall consumer prices rose by 2.6% in March 2018 over the same month a year earlier, larger than the average rate of increase in January and February 2018 (2.4%). The comparison to the average rate of increase in January and February is to neutralize the effect caused by different timing of the Lunar New Year between two years.

Unemployment rate remains at 2.9%
April 19, 2018 -According to the latest labor force statistics (i.e. provisional figures for January - March 2018) released today by the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 2.9% in January - March 2018, same as that in December 2017 - February 2018. The underemployment rate also remained unchanged at 1.0% in the two periods.

Film Development Fund-financed film scoops Hong Kong Film Awards
April 16, 2018 -The Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council (FDC), Mr Ma Fung-kwok, today (April 16) congratulated actress Teresa Mo and actor Ling Man-lung, who won Best Actress and Best New Performer respectively at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards with the Film Development Fund (FDF)-financed film “Tomorrow Is Another Day”.

Hong Kong welcomes increases in Stock Connect daily quotas
April 11, 2018 – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government welcomes the decision by the China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Futures Commission to increase the daily quotas under the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.

Hong Kong’s foreign currency reserves at US$440.3 billion
April 9, 2018 - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$440.3 billion as at the end of March 2018, compared with US$443.4 billion at end-February 2018.

Local ICT achievements commended at Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018
April 4, 2018 -The presentation ceremony for the Hong Kong ICT Awards (HKICTA) 2018, which aim to promote innovation in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, was held today. Defeating seven other Grand Award category winners with its winning entry BelunTM Ring, Belun Technology Company Limited received the Award of the Year from the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, this evening.


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