Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
(), also 香港交易所 or 港交所; abbreviated as HKEx
; ) is the holding company
for The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
(SEHK), Hong Kong Futures Exchange
Limited (HKFE) and Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited. With a total market capitalisation
of over US$2.124 trillion as of 12 July 2007, the HKEx ranked fifth in the world at the time by market capitalisation
of listed companies (see List of stock exchanges
for complete rankings). As of December 31, 2010 it ranked sixth in market capitalization.
The history of the securities exchange began formally in the late 19th century with the first establishment in 1891, though informal securities exchanges have been known to take place since 1861.HKedu. "." Hong Kong U.
Retrieved on 15 February 2007. The exchange has predominantly been the main exchange for Hong Kong despite co-existing with other exchanges at different point in time. After a series of mergers and acquisitions, HKSE remains to be the core. From 1947 to 1969 the exchange monopolised the market.
HKEx was formed in 6 March 2000 by a merger of its three main constituent companies. The company itself is listed on its own exchange, the HKSE.
The Hong Kong Government
is the single largest shareholder in HKEx, and has the right to appoint six of the thirteen directors to the Board.
As at September 2005, the stock exchange had a market capitalisation
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