Hong Kong launches HKD-RMB dual trading counters

Offshore investors now have the option to trade 24 RMB-denominated stocks in Hong Kong

Hong Kong at night

Hong Kong launched a new scheme today (June 19) that allows offshore investors to trade equities in renminbi, as Chinese authorities continue to push for wider use of the yuan internationally.

The HKD-RMB Dual Counter Model, set up by the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), gives investors the option to buy and sell equities of 24 companies in both Hong Kong dollars and renminbi.

The participating companies include some of the biggest Hong Kong-listed firms, such as Tencent, Alibaba Group

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