Hotline advises investors on brokers, accounts

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 April, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 April, 1998, 12:00am

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong launched a pre-recorded information hotline yesterday to handle investor inquiries as part of its investor education programme.

The 24-hour hotline gives investors information on how to select stockbrokers, the client's agreement, the difference between cash and margin accounts and other information.

Two language options, Cantonese and Putonghua, are available for the hotline, while English-speaking investors can refer to posters and leaflets giving translations of the hotline words, which are available at the exchange's sale counter and the 16 Consumer Council Centres.

The exchange plans to expand the hotline service in the third quarter to give details of investor education programmes and for general inquiries.