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Hong Kong retail sales rise 8.4 per cent year on year in first half of 2021

Hong Kong’s retail sales rose 8.4 per cent year on year in the first half of 2021 as the local Covid-19 situation stabilised, with the government’s consumption voucher scheme expected to boost spending in the coming months.Provisional figures released by the Census and Statistics Department on Monday showed sales for June totalled HK$28.1 billion (US$3.6 billion), up 5.8 per cent compared to the same period last year.Online retail sales in June increased 63.8 per cent year on year, reaching HK…

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