Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing 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 best years as a financial hub are still ahead as stock exchange launches derivatives based on mainland Chinese equities to attract deep-pocketed institutional investors from across the world

  • The CSOP Saudi ETF offers investors a passive tracking of Saudi Arabia’s US$1 trillion economy and the world’s biggest oil company Aramco
  • Investors can trade the Saudi ETF locally in Hong Kong dollar or in Chinese yuan, based on its reference net asset value of about HK$76.92 or 70.64 yuan

The futures are expected to support greater international participation in China’s equities and fixed-income markets, and further broaden investment and risk-management opportunities in Hong Kong, HKEX said.


Funds raised by share listings in the city declined 59 per cent year on year to US$5.3 billion as of November 17, according to a report from EY, which calls for more government and regulatory action to woo foreign capital.

GEM, the Hong Kong stock exchange’s secondary board, has not had a listing since January 2021, and its proposed makeover has not gone far enough to help end this drought, experts say.


The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is working with the city’s other market regulators to see how banks can help the local stock market stay open during typhoons and rainstorms.

Ping An Insurance denies report that it has been asked by Beijing to take over Country Garden and assume the distressed developer’s debts, and confirmed it holds no shares in the company.


China’s vice-premier He Lifeng highlighted Hong Kong’s role as a financial powerhouse and its importance as a link between mainland China and the rest of the world, as global financial executives gathered in Hong Kong to explore investment opportunities in the world’s second-largest economy.


The HKMA hosted 300 global bankers at the Palace Museum in the lead up to the second edition of its Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit, which takes place over the next two days.


Hong Kong officials tout new use cases for blockchain technology at city’s FinTech Week as the SFC unveils new rules for retail access to tokenised securities.


The finance industry should embrace tokenisation along with other new technologies that can help improve business efficiency, but such launches should be made in a controlled environment to manage risks effectively, according to industry leaders at FinTech Week.

Moves aims to make it easier for asset management companies and their sales partners to sell fund products to clients, attracting more companies into the market and broadening choices for investors.


J&T Global Express, an Asian courier service group based in Shanghai, could raise as much as HK$4.1 billion (US$520 million) from its initial public offering after orders from investors exceeded the shares offered for sale.

Hong Kong proposes to cut stamp duty on stock transactions, putting the city back among the cheapest venues for global investors. The government is also keen for HKEX to consider ending decades-old practice of shutting the market for inclement weather.


The comment, made during a panel titled ‘What moves capital in a deconstructed world’, reflected one of the latest trends in global capital flow in an increasingly complicated world.

Midea Group, the world’s biggest home appliances maker, has submitted plans to list its shares in Hong Kong which analysts say could help attract more foreign investors as they could overcome the shareholding limits of the Stock Connect programme.

HKEX reported a 30 per cent profit growth in the third quarter. Net profit for the first nine months of the year reached HK$9.27 billion, the second best for the period in its history.

Indonesian courier services start-up J&T Global Express said on Monday it planned to raise up to HK$3.92 billion (US$500.97 million) in Hong Kong, in what is set to be the Hong Kong stock exchange’s second-largest initial public offering (IPO) of the year.

Hong Kong authorities and bankers are betting a new digital platform will boost investor confidence through a shortened settlement cycle for initial public offerings (IPO) and a quicker listing process.

A growing number of wealthy families from the Middle East, Europe and Asia are considering using Hong Kong to invest their riches after the government and wealth managers have increased their promotional efforts this year, according to industry players.


Hong Kong’s latest offering of retail green bonds has logged a ‘record’ number of subscribers as well as record subscription amounts, as Hong Kong investors turn towards a safer investment option in a struggling stock market, banks managing the issuance said.

An improved economy, a better jobs outlook and a turnaround in stock market performance are also needed to boost homebuying confidence and sentiment in the city, they say.

Saudi Arabian companies such as oil giant Saudi Aramco can apply for secondary listings in Hong Kong after bourse operator Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing added Saudi Exchange to its list of recognised stock exchanges.

A total of 42 companies raised US$3.13 billion in the first nine months, a 65% year on year drop in fundraising and the lowest since 2003, Refinitiv says. Investors and analysts hope for a fourth-quarter return of mega deals.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, which operates Asia’s third largest stock market, will launch a long-awaited new digitalised IPO platform on November 22 in its latest push to reboot the city’s new listings market.

Chinese ICT giants Alibaba, Baidu, China Mobile, Tencent and Xiaomi could eliminate 2.5 times Hong Kong’s annual emissions if they achieve net zero emissions, think tank China Water Risk says.


At the Bund Summit in Shanghai on Saturday, HKEX chairwoman Laura Cha said the Hong Kong bourse will ensure that its climate-related disclosure rules are in line with the highest international standards.


Hong Kong’s public fundraising environment is at its toughest in over a decade, as the global banking turbulence, high interest rates and slow recovery pace of mainland China’s economy bruised investor sentiment, according to Deloitte China.

Midea Group, China’s world-leading home appliances giant, plans to file its listing application in Hong Kong as early as next month, which could raise more than US$1 billion in proceeds, people familiar with the matter said.