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What is the Hong Kong Stock Exchange?

Hong Kong Stock Exchange

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is a very important exchange for Asia and one of the world's biggest by market capitalisation. It is part of the HKEX Group which is one of the largest financial market operators in the world.

Where have you heard about the Hong Kong Stock Exchange?

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange was in the news in 2016 when it became formally linked with China's Shenzhen Stock Exchange, opening up investment in China to the rest of the world and vice versa.

What you need to know about the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

The HKEX operates a securities market and a derivatives market and provides the clearing houses for those markets. Companies from Hong Kong, Mainland China and more than 20 other countries and territories are listed on the HKEX. It has a market capitalisation of $23 trillion, 1,902 companies listed, and is a top global IPO venue, measured by funds raised - all as at June 2016.

The HKEX is one of the few exchanges to still have a physical trading floor, but it only accounts for less than 1% of volume.

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