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The Hong Kong government yesterday announced a further relaxation of social distancing rules for bars, restaurants and clubs after the territory recorded zero local coronavirus cases for 14 consecutive days. The SAR will also reduce the Covid-19 quarantine period to seven days for vaccinated international travellers and is due to start on June 30 for local residents. Several Hong Kong businesses said the easing of the ‘vaccine bubble’, quarantine rules was too conservative and too late.
23/06/2021 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust suggests that the US Federal Reserve should be worried about the long term effects of inflation instead of short term spikes.
Dickie Wong, Head of Research at Kingston Securities thinks that the new spending vouchers can give a boost to Hong Kong’s economy to some extent and thinks that different social groups can benefit from the incentive.
RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood, reports that the imminent closure of Apple Daily has gained international interest and he is worried about the implications for Hong Kong as an international media hub.
The private sector in Hong Kong continued to expand in April. The IHS Markit PMI dropped slightly to 50.3 in April from 50.5 a month earlier but remains above the 50-point level that separates expansion from contraction. Business confidence improved to the highest in more than seven years, while employment increased for the third month running.
06/05/2021 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion
Personal Wealth Adviser, Enzio Von Pfeil, thinks that Hong Kong’s economic recovery is not sustainable because of structural problems in the economy.
Nate Taplin, Asia Editor of Heard on the Street at the Wall Street Journal thinks that the SAR's financial sector hopefuls are not in a good position as they will have to compete against mainland students who have better connections and skills.
06/05/2021 - 8:24am Cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance