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July goods exports up 20.1%

The volume of Hong Kong's total goods exports increased 20.1% year-on-year in July, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.   The volume of goods imports for the month rose 19.5% over July 2020.   Prices of goods exports and imports increased 5.6% and 5.5% year-on-year for the month.   On a seasonally adjusted basis, the volume of goods exports fell 5.3% in the three-month period ending July compared with the preceding three months, while the volume of goods imports decreased 0.8%.   Comparing the first seven months of the year with the same period in 2020, the volume of goods exports rose 25.3%, while that of goods imports increased 22.7%.   Prices of goods exports for the period increased 3.4%, while that of goods imports rose 3.3%. http://dlvr.it/S7hMTp

Financial advisers board named

The Government today announced the appointments to the Financial Services Development Council's board of directors.   The appointments are for two years from January 17.   The Chief Executive reappointed incumbent chairman Laurence Li and 12 incumbent members, and appointed three new members to the board.   Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui said under the chairman's leadership, the council has made great achievements in conducting research, promoting market development and nurturing talent for the betterment of Hong Kong's financial services industry.   Mr Hui said the reappointed members and new appointees are all seasoned practitioners with expertise in the financial services industry, adding that he was confident the board would continue to direct the council in accomplishing its work objectives.   He also thanked outgoing members Mark Dickens and Joe Ngai for their contributions over the past years.   Click here for the board of directors list.
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