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HKEX to Introduce Options on Three More Blue Chips on 10 April

Mutual Market
16 Mar 2017

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) will introduce options on Hang Seng Index constituents AAC Technologies, Geely Automotive and Link REIT on Monday, 10 April 2017 to further strengthen its options market.

The Link options will be HKEX's first options on a Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT.

The new options' sizes are in the following table along with the expiry months that will be available for trading when the options are introduced on 10 April.

Selected Contract Details of Geely, Link REIT and AAC Technologies Options

Underlying Stock/REIT (Full Name) Stock Code Contract Size (Shares/Units) Expiry Months Available on First Day of Trading
Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd 175 5,000 April 2017
May 2017
June2017
July 2017
September 2017
December 2017
March 2018
Link Real Estate Investment Trust 823 1,000
AAC Technologies Holdings Inc 2018 1,000

A contract summary and additional stock options information are available on the HKEX website.

HKEX has invited applications for market makers for the new stock options.

HKEX's derivatives market will have 87 stock option classes and cover 90 per cent of the Hang Seng Index's constituents after the three additions.

The attached tables show HKEX's stock option classes available from 10 April 2017.

Stock Options Market Data

  • Stock options accounted for about 45 per cent of HKEX's derivatives market (futures and options) trading volume in the first two months of this year.
  • Stock options trading volume at HKEX was up more than 15 per cent in the first two months of the year from the same period a year ago.

Stock Options Available for Trading at HKEX from 10 April 2017

Stock Option Classes with Contract Size of More Than One Board Lot of Underlying Securities

Stock Code Full Name of Underlying Securities Derivatives Market Code Contract Size (Shares/Units) Number of Board Lots
823 Link Real Estate Investment Trust^ # LNK 1,000 2
1113 Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd # CKP 1,000 2
1288 Agricultural Bank of China Limited XAB 10,000 10
1299 AIA Group Limited # AIA 1,000 5
1336 New China Life Insurance Co Ltd NCL 1,000 10
1339 The People's Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited PIN 5,000 5
1359 China Cinda Asset Management Co, Ltd CDA 5,000 5
1816 CGN Power Co, Ltd CGN 10,000 10
1988 China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited MSB 2,500 5
2018 AAC Technologies Holdings Inc^ # AAC 1,000 2
2601 China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co, Ltd CPI 1,000 5
2822 CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF CSA 5,000 25
2823 iShares FTSE A50 China Index ETF* A50 5,000 50
2827 WISE - CSI 300 China Tracker* CS3 1,000 5
2828 Hang Seng H-Share Index ETF HCF 1,000 5
3188 ChinaAMC CSI 300 Index ETF AMC 2,000 10
3800 GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd PLE 5,000 5
6030 CITIC Securities Co Ltd CTS 1,000 2
6837 Haitong Securities Co, Ltd HAI 2,000 5

 

Stock Option Classes with Contract Size Equal to One Board Lot of Underlying Securities

Stock Code Full Name of Underlying Securities Derivatives Market Code Contract Size (Shares/Units)
1 CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd # CKH 500
2 CLP Holdings Limited # CLP 500
3 The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited # HKG 1,000
4 The Wharf (Holdings) Limited # WHL 1,000
5 HSBC Holdings Plc # HKB 400
6 Power Assets Holdings Limited # HEH 500
11 Hang Seng Bank Limited # HSB 100
12 Henderson Land Development Company Limited # HLD 1,000
16 Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited # SHK 1,000
17 New World Development Company Limited # NWD 1,000
19 Swire Pacific Limited # SWA 500
23 The Bank of East Asia, Limited # BEA 200
27 Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited # GLX 1,000
66 MTR Corporation Limited # MTR 500
135 Kunlun Energy Co Ltd # KLE 2,000
151 Want Want China Holdings Ltd # WWC 1,000
175 Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd^ # GAH 5,000
267 CITIC Limited # CIT 1,000
293 Cathay Pacific Airways Limited # CPA 1,000
330 Esprit Holdings Limited ESP 100
358 Jiangxi Copper Company Limited JXC 1,000
386 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation # CPC 2,000
388 Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited # HEX 100
390 China Railway Group Limited CRG 1,000
489 Dongfeng Motor Group Co Ltd DFM 2,000
494 Li & Fung Limited LIF 2,000
688 China Overseas Land & Investment Limited # COL 2,000
700 Tencent Holdings Limited # TCH 100
728 China Telecom Corporation Limited CTC 2,000
762 China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited # CHU 2,000
857 PetroChina Company Limited # PEC 2,000
883 CNOOC Limited # CNC 1,000
902 Huaneng Power International, Inc HNP 2,000
914 Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited ACC 500
939 China Construction Bank Corporation # XCC 1,000
941 China Mobile Limited # CHT 500
992 Lenovo Group Limited # LEN 2,000
998 China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited CTB 1,000
1044 Hengan International Group Co Ltd # HGN 500
1088 China Shenhua Energy Company Limited # CSE 500
1109 China Resources Land Ltd # CRL 2,000
1171 Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited YZC 2,000
1186 China Railway Construction Corporation Limited CRC 500
1211 BYD Company Limited BYD 500
1398 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited # XIC 1,000
1800 China Communications Construction Company Limited CCC 1,000
1880 Belle International Holdings Limited # BIH 1,000
1898 China Coal Energy Company Limited CCE 1,000
1919 China COSCO Holdings Company Limited CCS 500
1928 Sands China Ltd # SAN 400
2038 FIH Mobile Limited FIH 1,000
2282 MGM China Holdings Limited MGM 400
2318 Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd # PAI 500
2319 China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd # MEN 1,000
2328 PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited PIC 2,000
2333 Great Wall Motor Co Limited GWM 500
2388 BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited # BOC 500
2600 Aluminum Corporation of China Limited ALC 2,000
2628 China Life Insurance Company Limited # CLI 1,000
2777 Guangzhou R&F Properties Co, Ltd RFP 400
2800 Tracker Fund of Hong Kong TRF 500
2888 Standard Chartered PLC STC 50
2899 Zijin Mining Group Company Limited ZJM 2,000
3323 China National Building Material Company Limited NBM 2,000
3328 Bank of Communications Co, Ltd # BCM 1,000
3888 Kingsoft Corporation Ltd KSO 1,000
3968 China Merchants Bank Co, Ltd CMB 500
3988 Bank of China Limited # XBC 1,000

^ Trading commences from 10 April 2017
# Hang Seng Index constituent
* Synthetic Exchange Traded Fund, or ETF


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Updated 16 Mar 2017

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