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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Janice Wong and Samantha Butler


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Looming budget deficit hangs over govt  Listenfacebook
With a looming budget deficit of HK$100 billion, the financial secretary says the government needs to control its spending or even cut costs. Paul Chan also says the city has to boost its economic development to help generate revenue for public coffers. Violet Wong reports:
Smooth running for time-varying tunnel tolls  Listenfacebook
Time-sensitive toll charges are now in effect at the three cross-harbour tunnels. All eyes are now on whether the new policy will help ease peak-hour congestion. Wendy Wong reports:
Larger toll variations would have greater impact  Listenfacebook
A transport analyst says new time-sensitive tunnel tolls will not have much effect on the total number of vehicles on Hong Kong Island but may help reduce congestion in the cross-harbour tunnels during peak hours. Private cars and motorcycles using the central, eastern and western crossings will be charged different rates at different times of the day. But Alok Jain, CEO and managing director of Trans-Consult, told Janice Wong that unless the variation in fees is large, drivers will be insensitive to the adjustments:
Streetathon organisers apologise for blunder  Listenfacebook
Organisers of the first post-pandemic Hong Kong Streetathon have apologised after incorrect or unclear instructions were given to some runners. The winner of the half marathon on appeal says he received wrong information during the race while dozens taking part in the full marathon ran the half marathon route. Violet Wong reports:
Mainland-made jets wrap up SAR visit  Listenfacebook
The government has hailed the visit of the country's two home-grown aircraft, saying it allowed Hong Kong people to witness the first-hand achievements in the country's aviation-manufacturing industry. The C919 and ARJ21 wrapped up their landmark trip to the SAR on Sunday and have returned to Shanghai. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Guidelines on the way to monitor district councillors  Listenfacebook
Home and youth affairs minister Alice Mak says the district council election last week has achieved its goal of electing patriots committed to serving the community. Anne Chan reports:
HKMA chief dampens hopes of rate cuts  Listenfacebook
The Monetary Authority's chief executive has pushed back against market expectations of an imminent interest rate cut. Eddie Yue says he did not expect the US Federal Reserve to start lowering rates until at least the middle of next year. Anne Chan reports:
Pessimism remains over health of US economy  Listenfacebook
Just as the US economy looks to be getting stronger, people are still feeling pessimistic about it. Pollsters and economists say there has never been as wide a gap between the underlying health of the economy and public perception. But RTHK'S US economics correspondent, Barry Wood, told Samantha Butler that "fantastic work" from the Fed over the year meant the US economy was in the midst of its "soft landing":