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Hong Kong Market at a glance

A world financial hub connecting the East and the West

Hong Kong is often described as the melting pot of eastern and western cultures because of its unique location and history. The city has become an important hub in East Asia with its global connections, allowing businesses and investors an easy access to China, one of the fastest-growing emerging markets, as well as other parts of the world.

The Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong has been part of the China since 1997 but is self-governing on a day-to-day basis. With its commitment to small government, low taxes, and light regulation, Hong Kong has been the world's freest economy since the 1970s.

Investing in Hong Kong listed companies is done through the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Strategic location and robust financial infrastructure

Due to its strategic location and open market for investment, Hong Kong attracts a constant flow of investments from around the world. It is also one of the top destinations for businesses and investors wanting to access its market and that of other countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Whether you are an investor looking for opportunities in Hong Kong and Asia, or a business seeking investors or markets to tap into, most likely Hong Kong will be able to provide the opportunities and infrastructure to meet your investment goals.

In recent years, international companies, particularly Chinese firms, have sought listing at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which enabled them to tap into a wide network of global investors.

If you are looking to diversify your portfolio and to tap into Hong Kong’s robust financial markets, you will be joining the massive community of international investors who are actively involved in this market.

Top Hong Kong companies to invest in

Given its reputation as a global financial hub, Hong Kong boasts some of the largest financial companies listed in its stock market.

Here are some of the major companies in the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong:

  • Tencent Holdings
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • China Construction Bank
  • Bank of China
  • PetroChina
  • Agricultural Bank of China

Why invest in Hong Kong stock market?

  • No capital gains tax
  • World's freest economy - free flow of capital and information
  • Transparent and effective laws and regulations
  • International companies' favoured venue for IPO fund-raising
  • Wide range of products, include ETFs, Warrants, CBBCs
  • Bridgehead for RMB internationalization: RMB-denominated equities outside China are already listed in Hong Kong

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Market Basic (Data Source: WFE December 2018)

Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) 

  • Market Capitalization: $3.82 (USD Trillion) 
  • No. of Listed Companies: 2,315

Exchange Trading Hours

Market Hong Kong Time  Australia Time (AEST Summer) Australia Time (AEST Winter)
Pre-Open  9:00 am – 9:30 am 12:15 pm – 12:25 pm 11:15 am – 11:25 am
Normal Trading 9:30 am – 4:00 pm 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Lunch break 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What does Monex Securities Australia Offer?

Hong Kong

The Monex trading platform provides exposure to the Hong Kong stock market. The symbol lookup tool helps you find all stocks listed on the HKEX.


Brokerage fees start at $USD 12 and are capped at 0.10% of the total order size. Full list of fees can be found at Fees and Charges.

Order Types

We provide a collection of powerful online trading order types to fit your strategy. Simply pre-set your orders and let our system do the work for you. Order types include: Market order, Limit order, Sell stop-limit order, two-way sell order and Chain orders.


Watchlists are a perfect tool to help you keep a close eye on your international investments. Our platform allows you to add stocks across to markets to one watchlist.