to the Homepage of the Financial Services Branch of
the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau of
the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative
The policy responsibility of the Financial Services
Branch is to maintain and enhance Hong Kong's status
as a major international financial centre, ensuring
through the provision of an appropriate economic and
legal environment, that our markets remain open, fair
and efficient. While market regulatory functions are
performed by independent statutory regulators, the
Financial Services Branch facilitates and co-ordinates
initiatives to upgrade overall market quality and
to ensure that Hong Kong's regulatory regime meets
the needs of modern commerce.
According to the latest statistics, Hong Kong is the
eighth largest banking centre in the world in terms of external transactions,
sixth largest stock market in terms of market capitalisation and
fifth largest financial centre in terms of foreign exchange turnover. I and my team of staff in the Branch are committed to maintaining and promoting Hong Kong as a major international financial centre.
This Homepage is designed to provide you with an overview
of our policy area, our current organization and work
I hope that you will find our Homepage useful and
informative. Your suggestions and comments, especially
on the consultation papers that we publish from time
to time, are most welcome.