Expansion of Stock Connect Eligible Stocks to Take Effect 13 March

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce today (Friday) that the expansion of eligible stocks under the Stock Connect programme will take effect from 13 March 2023, enabling eligible shares of international companies that are primary-listed in Hong Kong to be included in Southbound trading.

In addition, as part of the expansion, eligible constituent stocks of the SSE A Share Index and the SZSE Composite Index that meet certain requirements will be included in Northbound trading. The full expanded list of stocks eligible for Northbound trading is now available on HKEX website. The expanded list of eligible stocks for Southbound trading has been announced by Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) on their websites.

HKEX Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Aguzin said: “The expansion of both Southbound and Northbound Stock Connect to include more companies is great news for the market and for investors. This is the next significant milestone development in the continued evolution of this unique and successful mutual market access programme. It is also the result of the meticulous preparation and hard work of a big team at HKEX, our Mainland partners and regulators on both sides – a huge thank you to everyone for making this happen.”

“This is a year of exciting enhancements for Connect as we continue to work with our stakeholders to deliver a host of other important initiatives that will further enhance the attractiveness of both Hong Kong’s and Mainland China’s capital markets. We look forward to updating the market in the coming months, connecting China and the world.”

Please refer to HKEX’s circular and announcements made by SSE and SZSE for more details of the expansion.



About HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is a publicly-traded company (HKEX Stock Code: 388) and one of the world’s leading global exchange groups, offering a range of equity, derivative, commodity, fixed income and other financial markets, products and services, including the London Metal Exchange.

As a superconnector and gateway between East and West, HKEX facilitates the two-way flow of capital, ideas and dialogue between China and the rest of the world, through its pioneering Connect schemes, increasingly diversified product ecosystem and its deep, liquid and international markets.

HKEX is a purpose-led organisation which, across its business and through the work of HKEX Foundation, seeks to connect, promote and progress its markets and the communities it supports for the prosperity of all.