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After-hours Futures Trading's Close to be Extended to 11:45 pm from 3 November

Market Operations
03 Jun 2014

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) will extend the close of its After-hours Futures Trading (AHFT) from 11 pm to 11:45 pm from 3 November 2014.

The new arrangement will increase AHFT's overlap with the business hours in key European and North American markets, including London and New York.

AHFT's Opening and Closing Times

Current Arrangement Arrangement from
3 November 2014
AHFT Trading Session 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm 5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
T+1 Clearing Session 5:00 pm - 11:45 pm 5:00 pm - 12:30 am

HKEx will arrange a market simulation in the next few months to give Participants an opportunity to verify their readiness for the new arrangement.

AHFT background information

Introduced: 8 April 2013

Contracts available for trading today:

  • Hang Seng Index Futures
  • H-shares Index Futures
  • Mini Hang Seng Index Futures
  • Mini H-shares Index Futures
  • RMB Currency Futures


Updated 03 Jun 2014