By the end of October, the number of companies listed on the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) reached 1,259, including 453 enterprises from Chinese mainland, which account for 36% of the total number of HKEx-listed companies and 55% of the total market value, said an official from Hong Kong.
Professor K.C. Chan, the secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said on Monday that in 2007, 16% of Hong Kong's GDP came from the finance industry, one of the four economic pillars of Hong Kong. The number of employees in the industry accounts for 5.5% of Hong Kong’s workforce.
By the end of October this year, the total market value of the Hong Kong stock market was about HK $9.58 trillion, ranking seventh in the world and third in Asia.
By People's Daily Online