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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) Enters Agreement with Unit of Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce that it has signed a cooperation agreement with a unit of Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE), to support the development of HKEX’s Integrated Fund Platform (IFP). This cooperation will see Shenzhen Securities Communication Co. Ltd… Read More

Payments Fintech Airwallex Reports Steady Business Growth in Hong Kong

Airwallex, a global payments and financial platform for modern businesses, saw robust customer growth in Hong Kong, with its transacting customer base increasing by 79% YoY in the first quarter of 2024. Reflecting the strong customer growth, Airwallex Hong Kong also “recorded a 108% YoY… Read More

Bybit Affiliate Spark Fintech Withdraws VASP License Application in Hong Kong

Spark Fintech Limited, an affiliate of Bybit, one of the world’s top three cryptocurrency exchanges by volume, has announced its decision to withdraw its application for a Virtual Asset Services Providers (VASP) license with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). This strategic decision… Read More

Hong Kong Introduces Digital Yuan Wallets Through Mainland Banks

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has launched the digital yuan, also known as e-CNY,marking a significant step in the integration of digital currencies in the region’s financial system. According to reports from Sing Tao Daily, the launch event was hosted by Howard Lee Tat-chi,… Read More

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) to Introduce Weekly Single Stock Options for Listed Equities

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce plans to launch weekly single stock options for 10 Hong Kong-listed equities, the latest derivatives market enhancement that will give investors even more choice to manage risks and execute trading strategies. HKEX plans to… Read More

HKMA Welcomes Pilot Launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Cross-Boundary Data Validation Platform

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) welcomes the pilot launch of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong cross-boundary data validation platform The Shenzhen and Hong Kong authorities announced (6 May) the pilot launch of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong cross-boundary data validation platform. The platform utilizes blockchain technology and data coding… Read More

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd Welcomes Asia’s Spot Virtual Asset ETFs

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to welcome today (Tuesday) the listing of Asia’s first Spot Virtual Asset (VA) ETFs, adding to the diversity of products in Hong Kong’s markets and further “supporting the city’s position as the region’s leading ETF marketplace… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Introduces Initiative to Enable Fintech Adoption

The HKMA has recently announced the launch of its Inaugural FiNETech in order to promote Fintech adoption and other key innovations. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) launched (26 April) the FiNETech series, gathering around 100 banks, securities and insurance companies as well as technology… Read More

Hong Kong Welcomes 14 Overseas E-Wallets Through Alipay+ Expansion

Users of 14 popular e-wallets from nine countries and regions can now make transactions in Hong Kong using their home applications, facilitated by Alipay+, Ant International announced on Friday. This integration marks the largest single-time introduction of international payment apps into Hong Kong’s offline commercial… Read More

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange to Expand ETF Offerings

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement with Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) in order “to expand the scope of eligible exchange-traded funds (ETFs) under Stock Connect.” The eligibility criteria for ETFs… Read More

iCapital Marketplace in Hong Kong and Singapore to Connect Wealth Management Firms to Alternative Investment Opportunities

iCapital, the global fintech platform driving access to alternative investments for the wealth management industry, announced the launch of iCapital Marketplace, a one-stop-shop connecting wealth managers and advisors “with a broad menu of alternative investment opportunities across private equity, private debt, infrastructure, real assets and… Read More

Hong Kong Association of Banks and HKMA Introduce Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Initiative

Following the launch of the Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Charter last year, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced (10 April), in collaboration with the Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB), the launch of the Anti-Scam Consumer Protection Charter 2.0. With the participation of more institutions… Read More

Invest in Wine: GrtWines is a Web3 Wine Marketplace

GrtWines is a new online investment platform that focuses solely on collectible wines. At the beginning of the year, GrtWines revealed its inaugural collection, “100 Magnums,” featuring Bordeaux wines. According to GrtWines, this first collection sold out in four days, thus displaying high demand for… Read More

Fintech Adyen and PayMe by HSBC to Expand Businesses’ Client Reach in Hong Kong

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global financial technology platform of choice for leading enterprise businesses, today announced its partnership with PayMe by HSBC in Hong Kong to become an acquirer for the mobile payment service. Through this partnership, Adyen’s merchants can now accept PayMe as “a payment… Read More

Regulated Digital Bank ZA Bank Now Supports Stablecoins

ZA Bank, one of the first regulated digital banks in Hong Kong, is now supporting stablecoins. Stablecoins are digital assets tied to another asset. Typically, this means fiat currency like the US dollar or Euro, but they can also be tied to other assets like… Read More

CBDCs: Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Introduces Phase 2 of e -HKD Pilot

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has recently introduced Phase 2 of the e-HKD Pilot Program. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) confirmed the launch of Phase 2 of the e-HKD Pilot Program, with a view to further “exploring innovative use cases for an e-HKD… Read More

Blockpass and Animoca Brands Partner to Enhance Web3 Security

Blockpass, a UK-based provider of compliant identity verification solutions for Web3, and Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based company known for advancing digital property rights in gaming and the open metaverse, announced a strategic partnership on to foster a more secure and compliant Web3 environment. The… Read More

ByBit Slapped by Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission as Conducting Unlicensed Activities

ByBit is a crypto exchange that has been granted the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Preparatory License by Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA), following the Provisional License it received in March 2022, has been noted as a “suspicious virtual asset trading platform” by the Hong… Read More

CBDCs and Tokenization: HKMA Announces Project Ensemble, a Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency Initiative

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the commencement of Project Ensemble, a new wholesale central bank digital currency (wCBDC) project to render support to the development of the tokenization market in Hong Kong. The new project will seek “to explore innovative financial market infrastructure… Read More

Hong Kong’s Mox Bank and Wise Platform to Introduce Low-Cost and Transparent Global Payments

Mox has partnered with Wise Platform in order to launch low-cost and transparent international payments. Wise (LSE:WISE) confirmed in a blog post that it is launching its new collaboration with Mox Bank Limited, a virtual bank in Hong Kong. With this integration, Mox customers can… Read More

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