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Hang Seng Index

Hang Seng Index | Bestar
Hang Seng Index | Bestar

Hang Seng Index (HSI)

  • The Hang Seng Index is a stock market index that tracks the performance of the 50 largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

These companies represent various sectors of the Hong Kong economy, including financials, utilities, property, and industrials. By tracking the performance of these leading companies, the Hang Seng Index provides a valuable gauge of the overall health and direction of the Hong Kong stock market.

  • 50 largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Here is a list of the 50 largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, ranked by market capitalization as of February 22, 2024:

  1. Tencent Holdings Ltd. (0700.HK)

  2. China Mobile Ltd. (0941.HK)

  3. AIA Group Ltd. (1299.HK)

  4. CNOOC Ltd. (0883.HK)

  5. BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Ltd. (3888.HK)

  6. CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. (0001.HK)

  7. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (0016.HK)

  8. Hang Seng Bank Ltd. (0011.HK)

  9. CITIC Ltd. (0267.HK)

  10. Sands China Ltd. (0970.HK)

  11. China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd. (01113.HK)

  12. MTR Corporation Ltd. (00669.HK)

  13. Country Garden Holdings Co. Ltd. (2007.HK)

  14. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. (0388.HK)

  15. China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. (0762.HK)

  16. CK Asset Holdings Ltd. (1113.HK)

  17. Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. (0027.HK)

  18. Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. (0012.HK)

  19. CLP Holdings Ltd. (00002.HK)

  20. Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. (0175.HK)

  21. CK Infrastructure Holdings Ltd. (1038.HK)

  22. China Resources Land Ltd. (1109.HK)

  23. AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. (2018.HK)

  24. Swire Properties Ltd. (1997.HK)

  25. Sunac China Holdings Ltd. (1918.HK)

  26. Power Assets Holdings Ltd. (0006.HK)

  27. Fosun International Ltd. (00199.HK)

  28. Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Co. Ltd. (2382.HK)

  29. WH Group Ltd. (02882.HK)

  30. China Gas Holdings Ltd. (00386.HK)

  31. Longfor Properties Co. Ltd. (1688.HK)

  32. Wheelock and Co. Ltd. (00020.HK)

  33. New World Development Co. Ltd. (00017.HK)

  34. Wynn Macau, Ltd. (1

  • There are a number of factors that can affect the performance of the Hang Seng Index, including the health of the Chinese economy, global economic conditions, and investor sentiment.

The Hong Kong Stock Market in General

Here's an overview of the Hong Kong stock market:

General characteristics:

  • Market size: The Hong Kong stock market is the fourth largest in the world by market capitalization, behind the United States, China, and Japan.

  • Structure: The market consists of two main boards: the Main Board for larger and more established companies, and the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) for smaller and emerging companies.

  • Listing: Both local Hong Kong companies and mainland Chinese companies can list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Companies listed on the HKG with shares denominated in US dollars are called H-shares.

  • Investors: The market is dominated by institutional investors, with around 65% of total turnover coming from this group.

  • Products: The market offers a wide range of investment products, including equities, warrants, derivatives, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

Current situation:

  • Performance: The Hong Kong stock market has faced challenges in recent years, with the Hang Seng Index experiencing significant declines. This is partly due to concerns about the Chinese economy, geopolitical tensions, and regulatory changes in China.

  • Opportunities: Despite the recent challenges, the Hong Kong stock market still offers potential for investors, particularly those interested in gaining exposure to the Chinese economy. The market boasts a diverse range of companies and offers access to mainland China through H-shares.

Here are some additional points to consider:

  • Risks: Investing in any stock market carries inherent risks, and the Hong Kong market is no exception. Factors such as economic conditions, company performance, and investor sentiment can all impact your investments.

  • Regulation: The Hong Kong stock market is well-regulated, offering investors a degree of protection. However, it's important to stay informed about any regulatory changes that might affect your investments.

  • Research: Before investing in the Hong Kong stock market, it's crucial to conduct thorough research and understand the specific risks and potential rewards involved.


It is important to remember that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. You should always do your own research before making any investment decisions.

Is there anything else you'd like to know about the Hang Seng Index or the Hong Kong stock market in general? Contact Bestar.

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