Leading financial center

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Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading financial hubs

  • World’s No.2 for financial system (WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2018)
  • World No.3 global financial center, behind New York & London; 1st in Asia (Z/Yen and China Development Institute: Global Financial Centers index, March 2019)
  • Leading investment hub World No.2 for both foreign direct investment (FDI) inward stock and outward stock in 2017 (UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2018)
  • World’s 5th largest and Asia’s 3rd largest stock market by market capitalization, end 2018 (US$3,819 billion)
  • World No.1 for Initial Public Offering (IPO) funds raised in 2018
  • World No.1 environment for IPO and M&A (mergers and acquisitions) activity (Global Transactions Forecast 2019 compiled by Baker McKenzie and Oxford Economics)