Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2009

HKEX July Trading Statistics

The HKEX reported August 6th that 17,501,660 trades were executed on its Mainboard in the month of July, 2009 valued at 1,516 Billion HKD (~194 Billion USD). Turnover and market value were down 5% and 6.3% respectively from June but represented the 2nd busiest month at Hong Kong’s premier bourse.

At the end of July the HKEX boasted 1278 listed companies with a market capitalization of 15.9 trillion HKD (~2 trillion USD).

There were 151 H Share names listed in July and 96 Red Chip stocks. (H Shares are PRC registered companies while Red Chips are not registered in the PRC but 30% of shares are controlled by a PRC entity).

On the derivatives side the Hang Seng Index and the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index rose by 11.9% and 10.6% respectively. Open interest rose 12.1% compared to June to 176,956 contracts across all equity Index Futures.

However volume across the big 3 index futures contracts contracted on average by 9.2%. The Hang Seng Index Futures traded 86,942 contracts, the Mini Hang Seng Index Futures traded 41,941 contracts and the H-shares Index Futures executed 45,879 contracts during the month of July.

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