Nicolas Aguzin, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), announced plans for Hong Kong to introduce an expansive financial platform, facilitating international investors’ trading of mainland financial products. Revealed at the Belt and Road Initiative forum in Beijing, this initiative aims to bolster the financial ties between Hong Kong and mainland China, building on various connection programmes already launched encompassing stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments. Aguzin emphasised HKEX’s commitment to fostering capital flows between Belt and Road Initiative countries and the mainland, specifically highlighting sectors like biotechnology. Noting the rapid growth of infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia and the rise of over 50 unicorn companies in the region, Aguzin believes Hong Kong is strategically positioned to bridge global investors and these emerging business opportunities.
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