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CEPA deal will expand access to mainland China services
A new agreement on trade in services, under the framework of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), will allow business and professionals in Hong Kong to enjoy greater access to mainland China's growing services market, effective June 2016.

Chief Executive endorses
regional free trade plan
Hong Kong strongly supports the proposed free trade area of the Asia-Pacific region, which would help create jobs and promote economic growth, Chief Executive C.Y. Leung said at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in the Philippines on November 19.

Yang named Secretary for Innovation and Technology
Nicholas W. Yang was appointed Secretary for Innovation and Technology on November 20 to lead the newly established Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

Hong Kong legal experts
join UN trade law group
Hong Kong's legal experts will work for the first time at the Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RCAP) in South Korea under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), testifying to the vote of confidence in the legal expertise, experience and system of the city.

Chief Executive meets with
U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Hong Kong Chief Executive C. Y. Leung met the visiting Secretary of Commerce of the United States Penny Pritzker at the Chief Executive's Office on November 20 to exchange views on issues of mutual concern.

Hong Kong on course to
regain IPO crown
Hong Kong is set to recapture the top billing as the world's leading stock exchange for initial public offerings (IPOs) for the first time since 2011.

HKETONY promotes 'super-connector' role in Iowa, Missouri
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) Steve Barclay traveled to Missouri and Iowa in mid-November, making his first official visit to each state.

Hong Kong helps bring
rugby thrills to New York
Presented by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), the 2015 New York Rugby Sevens (NY7s) Tournament​ drew to a successful close at Randall's Island on November 28, with a record 139 teams from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Fiji participating.

 


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