Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is today (Thursday) pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Shanghai Shipping Exchange in Shanghai for mutual cooperation in financial and shipping markets, and to promote the international development of Mainland China’s shipping indices.
Under the terms of the MOU, the exchanges will cooperate in areas including market research and promotion, product development and training, with the aim of promoting the business development of the Mainland’s shipping indices.
The MOU was signed by Dennis Zhang, Head of Commodities Development at HKEX, and Yao Weifu, Vice President at Shanghai Shipping Exchange. HKEX Head of Market Development Li Gang and Shanghai Shipping Exchange Chief Executive Zhang Ye witnessed the signing.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.
HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited. This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange, in China, in 2018.
HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.