Rani Jarkas: Hong Kong will continue to be a competitive center of international finance

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Hong Kong to embark on a three-day trip to attend a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China. Xi also will attend the inauguration of the fifth administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

“President Xi’s visit to the SAR at this important moment to attend the celebration activities and the inauguration ceremony fully shows the importance that the central authorities attach to and their support for Hong Kong,” Leung Chun-ying, chief executive of Hong Kong, said.

With China continuously strengthening itself on the global economic and political stage, Zhang Xiaoming, the SAR Liaison Office director, commented Hong Kong will benefit from the country’s three major development initiatives: the Belt and Road Initiative, the internationalization of the renminbi, and the building of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Rani Jarkas, Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm headquartered in Hong Kong, said, “Over the past 20 years, with the support of the central government, Hong Kong SAR has made progress in various areas. Hong Kong has remained and will continue to be a center of international finance, shipping and trade, and has been recognized as the world’s freest economy and most competitive region.”

Rani Jarkas, the Chairman of Cedrus Investments.

Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a global boutique investment firm. Cedrus’ domain expertise is in life sciences, natural resources, energy, cleantech and nanotechnology. – Rani Jarkas

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