Skip to main content

1.8% inflation in October

Overall consumer prices rose 1.8% in October year-on-year, smaller than the 4.4% increase in September, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.   Netting out the effects of the Government's one-off relief measures, the underlying inflation rate was 1.7%, slightly less than September's 1.8%.   Compared with October last year, price increases were recorded for electricity, gas and water; clothing and footwear; meals out and takeaway food; basic food; alcoholic drinks and tobacco; transport; miscellaneous services, miscellaneous goods and housing.   On the other hand, a year-on-year decrease in price was recorded for durable goods.    The Government said that underlying consumer price inflation remained moderate in October.   The year-on-year increase in food prices showed some moderation, though remained relatively fast. Prices of clothing and footwear continued to record a visible increase, while those of energy-related items rose sharply. Price pressur

Daniel Chan bags Paralympic bronze

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today extended her warmest congratulations to Hong Kong badminton athlete Daniel Chan on scoring a bronze medal in the Men's Singles WH2 event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.   She noted that with excellent skills, Daniel Chan gave his all in the competitions and was undaunted in the face of strong opponents.   “I believe that all Hong Kong people are overjoyed and I extend my warmest congratulations to him,” Mrs Lam said.   Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui also congratulated Daniel Chan and commended him for demonstrating the demeanour of a great athlete with confident swings and strikes, adding that he is very proud of his achievement.   Daniel Chan was the silver medalist in the Badminton Men's Singles WH2 event at the 2018 Asian Para Games. He also earned silver in the Men's Singles WH2 event at the TOTAL BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland in 2019.
http://dlvr.it/S6yvFJ

Popular posts from this blog

Download Ricepon App on iPhone and Android

I found a very good dining app in Hong Kong. You can use QR Code to order food in restaurant, order takeaway at home and enjoy coupon. iPhone Download : https://tinyurl.com/wywn5lc Android Download : https://tinyurl.com/tnvlug8 Ricepon App Official Website : http://www.gingersoft.com.hk/ricepon-app/

124 COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 124 additional COVID-19 cases. More cases were detected in Kwai Chung Estate. There are also more than 70 preliminary positive cases.   Among the newly reported cases, 33 are related to Kwai Chung Estate, bringing the total number of positive and preliminary positive cases in the estate to 276.   One more positive case was found after an earlier confirmed case occurred at Glory Court, Tsuen Wan Garden, both of them live in units 5 but on two different floors. The centre has co-ordinated with related government departments and conducted an inspection today.    It was preliminarily considered that vertical transmission of virus via pipes is involved.   The centre will issue quarantine orders to residents of unit 5 on all floors of the building who resided there during the incubation period of the relevant cases and transfer them to a quarantine facility.   As it is possible that virus might be ejected from the open