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US President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a US$1.9tn stimulus plan that includes US$1tn for households, with direct payments of US$1,400 to all Americans on top of the US$600 already provided in a relief bill enacted last month. Supplemental jobless benefits for the more than 18 million Americans unemployed across the country, would increase to US$400 a week from US$300 a week now. Mr. Biden will also call on Congress to double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
18/01/2021 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion
After a postponement of more than a month, Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam delivered her annual policy address yesterday, which lasted a record-breaking 2 and a quarter hours, setting out plans for the coming year before a Legislative Council which contained no opposition lawmakers. She pledged to double government efforts to bring the Covid-19 epidemic under control, revive the economy, and restore social order. A major theme of the address was integration with the mainland, and she launched a HK$430 million Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme. She urged Hong Kong young people to look north to “broaden the scope for realizing their dreams” warning that Hong Kong may not be the best place for its youth.
26/11/2020 - 8:07am Policy address review
Personal Wealth Advisor Enzio von Pfeil, expects Hong Kong's role in the Greater Bay Area to be that of a suburb, as Chief Executive Carrie Lam's administration doesn't have a convincing innovation plan.
Ben Quinlan, CEO and Managing Partner at Quinlan & Associates, supports Greater Bay Area integration reforms but says that Mrs. Lam's policy address fails to address local problems.
26/11/2020 - 8:23am China equity strategy