Sun, 09 May 2021

HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government has selected several payment platforms including AlipayHK and Octopus to help disburse consumption vouchers to residents under a pro-consumption scheme.

The government announced on Sunday a number of stored value facility operators to assist in implementing the scheme in a statement, with Tap & Go and WeChat Pay HK also on the list. (Hong Kong-Pro-consumption Measures-Vouchers)

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CHICAGO -- CBOT agricultural futures closed mixed with rallies in corn and wheat while soy futures closed slightly lower. The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report released by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday was neutral to positive to the market.

Chicago-based research company AgResource maintains a bullish view. (US-Agricultural Futures)

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -- China and Brunei saw their bilateral trade volume rise 72.5 percent last year, ranking top among China's ASEAN partners, Chinese Ambassador to Brunei Yu Hong said on Saturday.

During the awards ceremony of the Logo Design Competition for the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Brunei and China, Yu said that China and Brunei enjoy a long history of friendly exchanges and a good relationship that dates back to as early as 2000 years ago when the Maritime Silk Road brought the two peoples together. (Brunei-China-Trade)

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