Published On: Sat, Jan 8th, 2011

HKEx Monthly Market Highlights December 2010

Highlights
– Securities Market
* Market capitalisation reached $21.077 trillion at the end of 2010, representing a year-on-year increase of 18 per cent.
* The Hang Seng Index ended 2010 at 23035.45, representing a 5 per cent increase year-on-year.
* Equity funds raised (including IPOs) reached a record high of $850,115 million in 2010, an increase of 32 per cent when compared with $642,118 million in 2009.
* Funds raised through initial public offerings also reached a record high of $444,973 million in 2010, an increase of 79 per cent when compared with the $248,227 million raised in 2009.
* There were 113* newly-listed companies on the stock exchange in 2010, an increase of 55 per cent when compared with 73* newly-listed companies in 2009.
* The average daily turnover in 2010 was $69,117 million, an increase of 11 per cent when compared with $62,310 million in 2009.
* The average daily turnover of derivative warrants in 2010 was $10,813 million, an increase of 63 per cent when compared with $6,646 million for the same period in 2009.
* The first HDR’s, Vale S.A., commenced trading on 8 December 2010.

* Included twelve companies which transferred their listings from the GEM to the Main Board in 2010, compared with four companies in 2009.

– Derivatives Market
* The average daily turnover of futures and options in 2010 was 467,961 contracts, an increase of 18 per cent when compared with the 398,134 contracts in 2009.
* The average daily turnover of equity index options in 2010 was 48,073 contracts, an increase of 56 per cent when compared with the 30,768 contracts in 2009.
* On 28 December 2010, the open interest of Mini H-shares Index Futures reached a record high of 2,728 contracts.
* Also on 29 December 2010, the open interest of Hang Seng Index Options reached a record high of 477,129 contracts.
* The average daily turnover of stock options for 2010 was 246,474 contracts, an increase of 29 per cent when compared with the turnover of 191,676 contracts in 2009.

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