Visits would give LegCo members insight into city cluster and improve ties with the administration
In the first batch, about 1,000 Cambodian domestic helpers are likely to arrive in Hong Kong in September, officials said.
Hong Kong conglomerate Chow Tai Fook has won Australian regulatory approval to acquire gas and electricity provider Alinta Energy.
The Hang Seng index rose 0.4 percent, to 24,139.48, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.6 percent, to 10,107.63 points.
Australia already has a zero tariff pact with HK, however, the FTA would be aimed at securing easier access for "services exports".
Cooperation between HK and other cities in the Greater Bay Area will benefit all sides, said HK's leader Leung Chun-ying.
Former chief executive Donald Tsang was jailed in February for 20 months for misconduct in public office.
Legal professionals warn against tampering with one of HK’s most important founding principles.
Investors took to the sidelines ahead of the first round of a tight French presidential election.
The Wharf Holdings Ltd cable TV unit plans to raise HK$704 million in a sale of new shares at about one-third of the stock's market price.