Stock Market Overview

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the sixth largest exchange in the world in terms of market capitalisation. The major index in the Hong Kong exchange is called the Hang Seng Index (HSI), this index tracks the 50 largest stocks in the market. Shanghai-Hong Kong and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect is a cross-boundary investment channel that connects the Shanghai, Shenzhen and the Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

Some of the most well-known listed stocks on the Hong Kong exchange are AIA Group (1299), Tencent Holdings (0700), Alibaba (9988), BYD Company (1211) and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (1398).

Brokerage Fees

Online Trading Offline Trading
Asia Pacific % Minimum % Minimum
Hong Kong (HKEx) 0.10% HKD $80.00 0.50% HKD $200.00

Note: Commission is inclusive of GST and exchange fees are exclusive of GST, and may be subject to change without prior notice. Share Trading Fees outlined are for execution only, fees for advisory services may differ and should be discussed with your Private Client Adviser. Custodian charges may apply.

All accounts are prepaid in order to enjoy low online brokerage fees.

Compare brokerage fees across all markets here.

Exchange Fees

Stamp Duty 0.10% (Round up to the nearest dollar)
CCASS Fee 0.002% (Minimum HKD 2.00, Maximum HKD 100.00)
SFC Transaction Levy 0.0027% (Rounded to nearest cent)
Trading Fee 0.00565% (With effect from Jan 3rd, 2023)
FRC Transaction Levy 0.00015% (Rounded to nearest cent)

Trading Hours

Australia Time AEST 11:30am – 02:00pm
03:00pm – 06:00pm
Hong Kong Time 09:30am – 12:00pm
01:00pm – 04:00pm


Settlement Cycle T+2 Market Days
Settlement Currency AUD
Order Amalgamation Yes