A World-Class Financial Centre
As a major commercial and financial centre, Hong Kong serves as the primary bridge to China, the world’s fastest-growing major economy. The city has been ranked consistently as the freest economy in the world offering competitive advantages that include:
A robust financial infrastructure featuring sophisticated credit markets, real-time US dollar settlement and a stable US dollar currency peg;
A unique position as China’s preferred offshore renminbi centre benefiting from the internationalisation of the renminbi and rising demand for renminbi-denominated investment products;
Deep and diverse pools of expertise with the broadest range of market participants in Asia and a highly trained and experienced talent base;
A strategic geographical location in Asia offering world-class infrastructure and commercial ties to mainland China and the region;
Strong legal and regulatory system based on the Anglo-Saxon common law and an independent judiciary;
A pro-business environment supported by a stable political environment and corporate tax rates among the lowest in the world.
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These strengths lay the foundation necessary to establish a successful commodities market, making Hong Kong uniquely positioned to serve Asia’s commodities and trading communities.