HKEx Targets Derivatives Growth

EXCHANGE WATCH

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has scheduled a number of new initiatives for 2005 to combat flagging investor interest in derivatives and to expand and promote distribution of its market data to a wider user base in the Far East.

The exchange has introduced a fee waiver program that runs from January to December to attract more subscribers to its stock options market data. Subscribers that already pay for derivatives market data will not have to pay any additional fees for HKEx’s stock opti