January-February 2015

Chief Executive Delivers 2015 Policy Address

The Chief Executive unveiled in his annual Policy Address new measures to boost the economy, increase housing supply, and protect the environment.

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Financial Secretary Unveils 2015-16 Budget

In his 2015-16 Budget, the Financial Secretary announced a number of relief measures and initiatives designed to reinforce Hong Kong’s economic development, and outlined the government’s long-term financial planning strategy.

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The Heritage Foundation Ranks Hong Kong as World's Freest Economy

The Hong Kong government welcomed The Heritage Foundation’s ranking of Hong Kong as the world’s freest economy for the 21st consecutive year.

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Asian Financial Forum Looks at Sustainable Economic Growth

The 8th Asian Financial Forum, which brought together more than 2,000 influential financial players and business leaders from around the world, provided a high-level platform for the global financial community to tap the investment opportunities of the evolving Asian and global economies.

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Invest Hong Kong Assists Record Number of Companies

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced that the department assisted 355 overseas and Mainland companies to set up or expand in Hong Kong in 2014.  The number represents an all-time high and a year-on-year increase of 5.4 percent.

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Permanent Court of Arbitration Provides Services

The establishment of a framework to facilitate the conduct of dispute settlement proceedings administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Hong Kong amounts to a vote of confidence in the city and its legal system.

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Developing Hong Kong into a Regional IP Trading Hub

The government is committed to developing Hong Kong into a regional intellectual property trading hub for coordinating IP business activities.

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Hong Kong First to Join WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

The World Trade Organization announced on December 10 that Hong Kong is the first of the 160 WTO members to join the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.

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Spotlight on Hong Kong Series

Vibrant snapshots of various activities, celebrations and events taking place in Hong Kong.

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