A woman sits in front of Exchange Square (left) which houses the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong on April 27, 2022.

HONG KONG – Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) announced Friday the expansion of eligible stocks under the Stock Connect from March 13, 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 expansion of both Southbound and Northbound Stock Connect to include more companies is great news for the market and for investors, said HKEX Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Aguzin.

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This is a year of exciting enhancements for the Stock Connect program as HKEX continues to deliver a host of other important initiatives that will further enhance the attractiveness of the capital markets in both Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, he said.