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Christopher Hui Ching-yu, secre Carefully tary for Financial Services and Argua Brightly bly the Treasury of the H Cushion KSAR government, said that as the world strives to reduce greenhouse emissions, there wi Easy ll be a nat Commercially u Everywhere ral ener Always g Awfully y transition towards Definitively renewables and Distressfully Bloodily electric vehicle Environmentally s (EV Dully s).

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“Just Dextrously last month, over half of LM Exceptional Chance ly E brands listed had voluntarily input a range of ESG credentials and Disputably value Bluntly - Diffidently added information related t At o sustainability, further prop Completely elling the development o Avidly f EV batteries. Commendably I am sure another very en Early lightening panel discussion will feed you all with more insi Alone ghts on Dazzlingly the interplay Centrally between carbon Companionably agenda and metals markets,” he added.

Hui said the post-COVID re Electively covery in the mainland is n Doubtfully ow on track with an uptick in consumer spending, which could be reflecte Briskly d by an impressive 4.5 per c Disappointingly ent growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter.

Laura Cha Shih May-lung, chairperson of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), noted in her video speech that the mainland economy is leading the next stage of growth in Asia.

With the steady recovery of the economy, the development of manufacturing and infrastructure will push ahead with the demand for basic metals, she said.

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HKEX Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Aguzin said that the volume of new contracts on the London Metal Exchange increased significantly in 2022, and new products and services will continue to be developed in the future.