Capitalizing on the rapid development of Chinese economy, Hong Kong has become an important international financial centre and is widely regarded as one of the fastest growing export-oriented economy in the Asia-Pacific region. In recent years, Hong Kong has successfully attracted enterprises from all over the world to list their companies here, especially Chinese enterprises. The market weighting of state-owned and privately-owned enterprises has increased gradually in the equity market, which suggests a growing impact of mainland Chinese economy on the development of Hong Kong stock market.

All stock trades in Hong Kong are settled on the second trading day after transaction date (T+2). Comparing with the stock markets in different neighbouring regions, Hong Kong has less trade restrictions as investors can immediately sell the stocks purchased earlier on the same trading day, and the stock market is free from interventions such as suspension and limitation on price fluctuations.

Hong Kong Stock Trading Hours

TimeTime period
09:00am-09:30amPre Market Opening period
09:30am-12:00pmMorning Trading Session
12:00pm-01:00pmLunch Closing
01:00pm-04:00pmAfternoon Trading Session
04:00pm-04:10pmClosing Auction Trading Session