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Hong Kong Stock Exchange 2019

Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the 57th largest exchange out of the 82 stock exchanges we track. The Hong Kong Exchange’s Market Capitalization is $0 adjusted US Dollars as of March 2019. Although the primary currency used by the Hong Kong Exchange is the Hong Kong Dollar ($).

The population in Hong Kong is approximately 6.9 Million people and the country has a GDP of $272.1 Billion adjusted US Dollars. Hong Kong ranks 100th in terms of population and 58th in terms of GDP out of 240 countries and country equivalents.

Market Capitalization to GDP ratio, which when compared to the historic ratio is an indicator that a market is over or under valued, is 0%.

When is the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Open?

Trading Schedule


Pre Trading Hours : 9:00-9:30
Post Trading Hours : 

Real-Time Market Stock Clock >


Does the Hong Kong Stock Exchange close for lunch?

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange closes for lunch each day at 12:00 PM and re-opens at 1:00 PM.


Hong Kong Stock Exchange Timezone

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange uses the Asia/Hong_Kongtimezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +08:00. Asia/Hong_Kong does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Upcoming Holidays

Ching Ming FestivalApril 5, 2019
Good FridayApril 19, 2019
Easter MondayApril 22, 2019
Labour dayMay 1, 2019
The Birthday of the BuddhaMay 13, 2019
Tuen Ng FestivalJune 7, 2019
Special Administrative Region Establishment DayJuly 1, 2019
National DayOctober 1, 2019

About the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

   Hong Kong Stock Exchange Currency

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange trades shares in Hong Kong Dollar. The official ISO 4217 currency code for Hong Kong Dollar is HKD. The official currency symbol is “$”. Note that all dollar values listed on this site, such as market cap, are in U.S. Dollars.

The table below shows the current currency exchange rates between Hong Kong Dollar and other top currencies. These rates were last updated on April 2, 2019 .

100 Hong Kong Dollar Equals:

USDEURGBPINRCNY
11111

 Economy and Geography

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is located in Asia and its headquarters is located in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange are primarily Hong Kong based companies and trade in Hong Kong Dollar. Companies outside of Hong Kong would be listed in a different exchange. See the full list of exchanges.

 Contact the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

In most cases, you will want contact your broker instead of contacting the Hong Kong Stock Exchange directly. Most general information about the Hong Kong Stock Exchange can be found on the web at www.hkex.com.hk.

To contact the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, you can use the information below:

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Trading Hours

Does Hong Kong Stock Exchange Close For Lunch?

The Hong Kong Exchange closes for lunch each day at 12:00 PM and reopens for after lunch trading at 1:00 PM. The daily lunch break is 1 hour per day.

Most stock markets in Asia close for lunch and a few exchanges in the Middle East do as well. Stock exchanges in most of the rest of the world remain open continuously from the Opening Bell to the Closing bell. Our Stock Market Countdown takes lunch hours into account for all Stock Exchanges.

 Is Hong Kong Stock Exchange Open on Weekends?

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is not open on weekends. Stock Exchanges in America, Europe, and Asia follow the typical Monday to Friday schedule. However, in the Middle East the work week typically runs from Sunday through Thursday.

Stock exchanges in Middle Eastern countries like Qatar and Abu Dhabi are closed on Friday and open on Sunday. The Tehran Stock Exchange in Iran is open Saturday through Wednesday and closed Thursday and Friday.

 How Long is Hong Kong Stock Exchange Open?

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is open 27.5 hours per week which is average. Most stock exchanges are open 25 to 35 hours per week with 5 days of trading per week. There are several exchanges that are only open 4 days per week and one exchange that is only open 2 days per week. The Deutsche Börse is open more than any other stock exchange.

Limited trading hours help to reduce volatility in stock prices but also limits the liquidity of stocks. When trading hours are shorter more news reports and earnings reports are published while the markets are closed. As a result, investors have more time to process new information and general make fewer knee-jerk reactions. Read more about how trading hours vary around the world.

 Does Daylight Saving Time Affect the Hong Kong Stock Exchange?

Hong Kong Exchange follows the Asia/Hong_Kong timezone which does not observe Daylight Saving Time. The timezone offset is GMT+08:00 for the entire year.

 Hong Kong Stock Exchange Extended Hours Trading

Pre-market trading is 9:00-9:30. After-hours trading is . Stocks can always be traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange during regular trading hours (listed above).

But there are also Extended Hours Trading during which trades may be made. There is significantly less trading volume during extended hours. Lower volume results is a larger spread, bigger price jumps, more volatility, and more risk. Extended Hours Trading allows investors to act quickly on information that comes out after markets closed.

In the past, only large institutional investors could participate in Extended Hours Trading. Due to the emergence of electronic trading platforms, individual investors are now able to trade during extended hours as well. Depending upon your broker, you can usually choose to execute trades during pre- or after-hours or only during regular trading.

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Opening Hours for 2019
SundayClosed
Monday – to 
Tuesday – to 
Wednesday – to 
Thursday – to 
Friday – to 
SaturdayClosed

2019 Hong Kong Stock Exchange Holidays

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is a stock exchange located in Hong Kong, Hong Kong1.

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is open five days per week for five hours per day and is closed for fifteen holidays per year.

All holidays listed below are the observed date, not the actual date. For example, if Christmas Day falls on a weekend many stock exchanges will close on the Friday before or the Monday after. Exchanges sometimes close multiple days for a holiday or have modified hours instead of fully closing.

This section contains holidays for all years from 2019 to 2016. Click the tabs below to navigate to different years.

List of 2019 Hong Kong Stock Exchange Market Holidays

YearHoliday NameObserved DateStatus
2019New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2019Closed (passed)
2019Lunar New YearFebruary 5, 2019Closed (passed)
2019Lunar New YearFebruary 6, 2019Closed (passed)
2019Lunar New YearFebruary 7, 2019Closed (passed)
2019Ching Ming FestivalApril 5, 2019Closed
2019Good FridayApril 19, 2019Closed
2019Easter MondayApril 22, 2019Closed
2019Labour dayMay 1, 2019Closed
2019The Birthday of the BuddhaMay 13, 2019Closed
2019Tuen Ng FestivalJune 7, 2019Closed
2019Special Administrative Region Establishment DayJuly 1, 2019Closed
2019National DayOctober 1, 2019Closed
2019Chung Yeung FestivalOctober 7, 2019Closed
2019Christmas DayDecember 25, 2019Closed
2019The first weekday after Christmas DayDecember 26, 2019Closed

How to Contact the Hong Kong Stock Exchange?

Most traders never even need to contact the Hong Kong Stock Exchange directly. Today most trades can be executed online without ever setting foot on the floor of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. But there are still a number of reasons you might need to contact, visit, or send mail to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Below is the contact information you will need in order to reach the Hong Kong Stock Exchange:


Hong Kong Stock Exchange Address & Phone Numbers

Hong Kong Stock Exchange:
12/F., One International Finance Centre,
1 Harbour View Street,
Central, Hong Kong
Email (General Inquiries):

[email protected]

Email (Office in Beijing):

[email protected]

Phone Number:

+852 2522 1122

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