Benefiting from relatively loose regulations and strong geographic ties with mainland China, Hong Kong’s capital markets offer diverse financial asset classes and instruments for trading purposes with a high degree of liquidity and market efficiency, as well as transparent regulations. In addition, markets are supported by the Hong Kong government, which works to keep market intervention and taxation to a minimum to maintain market competitiveness.
The Asian financial markets today are attracting an unprecedented level of interest from Western firms, particularly now that those markets have become more accessible than ever before.
The city-state of Singapore offers a diverse array of financial asset classes and trading instruments with a high degree of liquidity and market efficiency.
As Australia continues to be an important player in the global economy, especially regarding its relationship with China, the market should continue to grow over the next few years both in terms of the economy itself and the financial markets. Australia’s capital market is one of the more attractive in the region as there are a diverse selection of asset classes and financial derivatives available for trading with relatively lower costs and regulation. From a technological perspective, co-location and central clearing will continue to reshape trading in Australia.