Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd is the holding company for the city’s stock exchange, futures exchange and clearing company. Its market capitalisation made it the world’s biggest listed bourse as of the end of 2012. In December 2012, the HKEx clinched the US$2.2 billion takeover of the London Metal Exchange, the world's biggest marketplace for industrial metals.


Hong Kong’s securities regulator has reached an agreement with its Chinese counterpart on a proposal to introduce an investor identification system next year for “northbound” trading under the Stock Connect programme with China. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong, China agree investor ID plan for Stock Connect trading

Hong Kong will start sharing stock investor identities under the cross-border Stock Connect share trading schemes with mainland Chinese regulators by the third quarter of 2018, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said on Thursday.