We develop Hong Kong as an international premier listing platform through a multi-pronged approach, with focus on embracing the new economy; improving market quality; strengthening mutual market access with the Mainland and going international.
Our Ongoing WorkDeveloping Hong Kong into a broader and deeper fundraising platform
Hong Kong has a highly open and internationalised market, a regulatory regime aligned with major overseas markets, the rule of law, a rich pool of professional talents and robust infrastructure support, and the free flow of information and capital. All these allow Hong Kong to be a place to carry out global operations and an attractive platform for listing.
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong has ranked first for seven years in terms of Initial Public Offering (IPO) funds raised in the past 12 years. In 2020, Hong Kong raised a total of HK$400.1 billion of funds through IPOs, ranked second in the world.
While we remain a very popular fundraising venue for different enterprises, we continue to strive to develop Hong Kong into a deeper and broader fundraising platform to cater for the fundraising need of the new economy, including the emerging and innovative sectors. Since April 2018, we have implemented a new listing regime to facilitate the listing of companies from the emerging and innovative sector, including (i) pre-revenue / pre-profit biotechnology companies; (ii) companies with weighted voting rights structures; and (iii) qualifying companies seeking a secondary listing in Hong Kong.
We also continue to enhance the mutual capital market access between Hong Kong and the Mainland. The Stock Connect schemes were launched over the past few years. The schemes have been operating smoothly and continuous enhancements are being made to the schemes.
For More Information
For more information, please visit the following websites/linked documents:
- The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong: https://www.hkex.com.hk/?sc_lang=en
- Stock Connect Scheme: https://www.hkex.com.hk/Mutual-Market/Stock-Connect?sc_lang=en