Floor traders at the London Metal Exchange (LME) on September 2 2015. HKEX spent £1.39 billion (US$2.2 billion/HK$16.7 billion) in a 2012 takeover of the world’s largest marketplace for metal contracts. Photo: EPA

Commodities, currency and technology are HKEX’s weapons as it morphs into a global financial marketplace

  • HKEX is betting that China will approve a scheme that lets global investors buy and sell ferrous, as well as precious metal contracts on Chinese exchanges via Hong Kong
  • Move comes after Hong Kong exchange operator announced plan to add currencies, fixed-income products and other financial derivatives to its offerings
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Floor traders at the London Metal Exchange (LME) on September 2 2015. HKEX spent £1.39 billion (US$2.2 billion/HK$16.7 billion) in a 2012 takeover of the world’s largest marketplace for metal contracts. Photo: EPA
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