Hong Kong Stock Exchange facts for kids
|The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited|
|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, abb. 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.
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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