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The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
Type Stock exchange
Location Hong Kong,
  • 1891 (predecessor)
  • 1986
Owner Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
Key people Li Xiaojia, Charles (CEO)
Chow Chung-kong (Chairman)
Currency HKD, CNY, USD
No. of listings 2,062 (2017)
MarketCap HKD 30.54 trillion (2017)
Volume HKD 26.09 trillion (2015)
Indexes Hang Seng Index

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (sometimes shortened to SEHK), is a stock exchange located in Hong Kong. It is East Asia's and Asia's third largest stock exchange in terms of market capitalization behind the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange, and the sixth largest in the world before Euronext. As of 31 October 2016, SEHK had 1,955 listed companies, 989 of which are from mainland China (Red chip, H share and P chip), 856 from Hong Kong and 110 from other countries and region (e.g. Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, United States, Singapore, etc.) Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing owns SEHK and is itself listed on SEHK.

The physical trading floor at Exchange Square (Hong Kong) closed in 2017, due to the shift towards electronic trading. By 2014, it accounted for less than 1% of trade volume.

The logo of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange inside the Exchange Square

Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Traditional Chinese: 香港交易所, also 港交所; sometimes shortened to HKEX ; SEHK: 0388) is a stock exchange in Hong Kong.

It is mostly owned by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, which also controls Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited (HKFE) and Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited.

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