Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx)


DEFINITION of 'Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx)'

A publicly-traded holding company created in 2000 through the merger of The Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Hong Kong Futures Exchange and the Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company. The merger was designed to increase China's competitiveness in the global market. HKEx trades in stocks, bonds, warrants, mutual funds, ETFs and equity-linked instruments.

BREAKING DOWN 'Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx)'

To be traded on HKEx's main board, a company must have a trading record of at least three consecutive years, a profit of at least HK$20 million in the most recent year and HK$30 million over the last two years, an expected market capitalization of at least HK$100 million, and at least 25% of its securities held by the public.

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