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February 2016
February 29, 2016


HKETO hosts a media lunch in Toronto

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) organised a media lunch today (February 29) in Toronto during which HKETO Director Miss Kathy Chan briefed the local media of the latest development of Hong Kong

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February 27, 2016


HKETO and Confederation of Greater Toronto Chinese Business Association go hand in hand to promote HK-Canada economic ties

The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Miss Kathy Chan, recognised the Confederation of Greater Toronto Chinese Business Association (Confederation) as a strong partner of the HKETO in its promotion of the Hong Kong-Canada relations in the areas of trade and investment.

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February 25, 2016


HKETO: Hong Kong is a global financial centre

Speaking at HSBC's Chinese New Year Client Dinner & Celebration which was held in Toronto yesterday (February 25), Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) Miss Kathy Chan remarked that Hong Kong is a global financial centre and would continue to play a key part for HSBC's business expansion in the Asia Pacific region.

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February 24, 2016


Tax measures proposed in 2016-17 Budget

In his Budget delivered today (February 24), the Financial Secretary proposed a number of tax measures.

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February 24, 2016


FS unveils Budget measures to respond to new economic order

The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, says Hong Kong should act swiftly to identify new development opportunities as a result of a new economic order being driven by breakthroughs in information technology (IT) and the increasingly influential role of emerging markets in the global economy.

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February 24, 2016


FS allocates $38.8 billion in Budget to help business, residents

The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, has announced $38.8 billion in relief measures in the 2016-17 Budget today (February 24) to help business and residents weather looming lacklustre economic prospects and to stimulate consumption.

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February 24, 2016


Global uncertainty to hit economic growth in 2016, says FS

Global economic uncertainty will see Hong Kong's economic growth slow to just 1 to 2 per cent in 2016, the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, said today (February 24) in the 2016-17 Budget.

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February 24, 2016


CE's statement on 2016-17 Budget

The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, today (February 24) issued the following statement on the 2016-17 Budget:

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February 19, 2016


HKETO Director visited Calgary

The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Miss Kathy Chan, paid a visit to Calgary today (February 19) to strengthen Hong Kong's relations with the Province of Alberta and the City of Calgary.

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February 18, 2016


HKETO and HKTB host Lunar New Year reception in Toronto

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (Toronto ETO) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (Canada) (HKTB) jointly held a Lunar New Year reception in Toronto tonight (February 18, Toronto time) to celebrate the Year of the Monkey.

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February 12, 2016


SCED urges Canadian enterprises to use Hong Kong's advantages in tapping markets along Belt and Road

The Secretary of Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, attending a lunch meeting with directors and advisors of the Vancouver section of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association in Vancouver, Canada, today (February 12, Vancouver time), encouraged Canadian enterprises to make full use of Hong Kong's strengths in tapping the massive Asian markets and beyond under the Belt and Road Initiative.

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February 11, 2016


SCED visits Ontario Centres of Excellence in Canada

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, visited the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) in Toronto, Canada, today (February 11, Toronto time) to learn about its experience in supporting the development of start-ups in Canada.

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February 10, 2016


Hong Kong prepared to tap business opportunities with Canadian enterprises under Belt and Road initiative

Hong Kong is well placed to partner with Canadian companies to participate in the Belt and Road initiative and tap business opportunities along the Belt and Road, said the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, in Toronto, Canada today (February 10, Toronto time).

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February 10, 2016


Hong Kong and Canada sign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, today (February 10, Toronto time) representing the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, signed an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) in Toronto, Canada, together with the Canadian Minister of International Trade, Ms Chrystia Freeland.

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February 8, 2016


SCED to visit Canada

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, will depart Hong Kong tomorrow (February 9) for a duty visit to Toronto and Vancouver in Canada to foster Hong Kong's economic and trade relations with the country.

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February 2, 2016


Hong Kong once again ranked world's freest economy

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (February 2) welcomed the Heritage Foundation's ranking of Hong Kong as the world's freest economy for the 22nd consecutive year.

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