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  • Sep 2, 2014
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Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd is the holding company for the city’s stock exchange, futures exchange and clearing company. Its market capitalisation makes it one of the world’s biggest listed companies.


If history repeats itself, Hang Seng Index could top out in 2014

Marilyn Monroe starred in the movie The Seven Year Itch in 1955, about a platonic relationship between a pretty girl and a married man, which included the famous scene of her dress being lifted by wind through a grate from a passing underground train.

Friday, 23 May, 2014, 12:42am 2 comments

Through train's exclusive use of yuan a hurdle for Hong Kong investors

Beijing obviously wants to use the through-train cross-border trading scheme to encourage investors to use the yuan to trade stocks.

5 May 2014 - 10:59pm 1 comment

Tie-ups between bourses do not always live up to the hype

There has been much talk recently about alliances between mainland and Hong Kong markets.

29 Apr 2014 - 12:49am

Two-way through train better for mainland investors, brokers

The through train is back on, and this time not filled with passengers on their way to financial ruin.

16 Apr 2014 - 12:25am

Why few retail investors might board the 'through train'

Tougher rules and disparate regulatory regimes may discourage retail investors from hopping aboard the revived "through train" - a scheme for cross-border trading of stocks in Hong Kong and on the mainland.

14 Apr 2014 - 11:59pm

‘Through train’ direct share-trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai ready within six months

New rules to allow direct share trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai could be in place within six months, market regulators said yesterday, in a move that sweeps aside capital controls on up to 550 billion yuan (HK$692 billion) of stock transactions.

11 Apr 2014 - 5:26pm 6 comments

Poor-mouthing brokers have fat bottom lines

Brokers often complain that keen competition and the shortening of lunch breaks at the stock exchange have made their lives miserable, but their bottom lines tell a different story.

While it is true that 14 broker firms closed down last year, it would be wrong to believe that the rest are struggling.

1 Apr 2014 - 12:12am

Shuanghui could soon salve Hong Kong bourse's wounds with its IPO

Still licking its wounds from the loss of Alibaba's planned US$15 billion initial public offering, the Hong Kong stock exchange may find some consolation in the imminent listing of Shuanghui International, likely to be the city's biggest this year.

3 Apr 2014 - 6:57am

Why New Yorkers could pay for acceding to Alibaba's 'Open sesame'

To understand why New York capturing the title of world's greatest financial centre is no cause for celebration, look no further than the Alibaba IPO.

20 Mar 2014 - 1:28am

Chinese brokerage drops plans for Shanghai IPO in favour of Hong Kong

After two years, Central China Securities has scrapped its plans for an initial public offering in Shanghai as the mainland brokerage believes it will be easier and quicker to raise up to US$400 million in Hong Kong.

11 Mar 2014 - 12:35am