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April 2014

Hong Kong's ongoing development as a global RMB centre
Currency has always been a hot topic in Hong Kong. Go back 30 years, when the Chinese and British governments negotiated on the future of Hong Kong, the single most important question on the minds of businessmen and the people in the street was this: "What currency will be used after 1997 – the Hong Kong dollar or the Renminbi?"

Hong Kong SAR Government welcomes stock market trading links between Shanghai and Hong Kong
Premier Li Keqiang announced today (April 10) at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum mutual stock market access between Hong Kong and Shanghai, implementing the two-way opening up of the capital markets of the two sides. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government warmly welcomes the decision of the Central Government.

Hong Kong to continue pioneering role for offshore RMB business, Chief Executive tells Boao Forum
Hong Kong will continue its pioneering role in the development of offshore Renminbi business, the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, told the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2014 in Hainan today (April 10).

IMF praises Hong Kong's robust financial oversight and sound fiscal management policies
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Mission to Hong Kong has endorsed the Government's proactive policies to reinforce the resilience of the economy and the financial system, and reiterated that the Linked Exchange Rate System is the best arrangement for Hong Kong.

Australian testing company Access Testing expands innovative testing services in Hong Kong
Australian testing company, Access Testing, announced today (April 7) that it has expanded operations in Hong Kong to take advantage of the city's position as a leading information and communication technology (ICT) hub and business centre in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Government steps up efforts to promote Hong Kong as premier IP trading hub
The Government is exploring specific policy and support measures to drive the development of Hong Kong as a premier intellectual property (IP) trading hub in the region, said the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, after chairing the fourth meeting of the Working Group on IP Trading today (April 4).

New Sydney exhibition explores the modern meaning of culture and identity in Asian art
With the support of the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO), Sydney-based independent arts organiser Red Dose will present their second major group exhibition entitled 'I Was Therefore I Am'. This exhibition of 12 contemporary artists will be on view between Thursday 3 April and Thursday 17 April at Hong Kong House located on 80 Druitt Street, Sydney.

Hong Kong students excel in international computer-based assessment of problem solving, reading literacy and mathematical literacy
The Education Bureau (EDB) is pleased to note that Hong Kong students have performed very well and their computer-based assessment (CBA) results rank among the best as revealed in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 announced today (April 1).


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