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Hong Kong
Hong Kong for Business

A powerful combination of factors – prime location, rule of law, high-speed communications, free flow of information and capital, low and simple tax system – makes Hong Kong a leading international business and financial center.

A fertile start-up environment, supported by various public and private initiatives, helps entrepreneurs turn great ideas into reality. With robust IP protection and full range of legal, financial and professional services, Hong Kong is Asia’s CBD serving as an operational base for over 9,000 overseas and Mainland China companies.

Located at the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is fully plugged into the round-the-clock global financial trading cycle, providing sure and seamless connectivity with major financial hubs in Europe and North America as well as the Middle East and across Asia, including Mainland China.

A world-leading global banking and financial hub on the doorstep of Mainland China, Hong Kong is the world’s largest offshore Renminbi business center. Initiatives include Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Bond Connect schemes that further promote capital market access and the internationalization of the Renminbi.

Hong Kong has been among the top five global Initial Public Offerings (IPO) raising markets in the past decade, ranking first for seven out of the past 11 years in terms of IPO funds raised. In April 2018, SEHK revised its listing rules to facilitate the listing of companies from emerging and innovative sectors subject to appropriate safeguards.

As a well-connected and externally-oriented economy, Hong Kong is set to play a pivotal role China’s game-changing economic development strategies, including the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, which offer new and exciting business opportunities.


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