Extended HKEx Trading Hours

Effective Monday July 25th, 2016, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange will launch a new Closing Auction Session (CAS). With the introduction of CAS, the market closing time will be extended from 4:00pm to 4:10pm. In the event of a half trading day, trading will be extended from 12:00 pm to 12:10 pm. The trading hours under the new CAS model will be as set out in the table below for full and half day trading respectively:

Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Trading Hours(Full Day)
Morning Session 9:30 am to 12:00 noon (Hong Kong time)
Afternoon Session 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Hong Kong time)
Closing Auction Session 4:00 pm to 4:10 pm* (Hong Kong time)
*The closing auction session will close anytime between 4:08 pm to 4:10pm

 

When there is no afternoon session. E.g. on the eves of Christmas, New Year and Lunar New Year:

Trading Hours(Half Day)
Morning Session 9:30 am to 12:00 noon (Hong Kong time)
Closing Auction Session 12:00 pm to 12:10 pm (Hong Kong time)
*The closing auction session will close anytime between 12:08 pm to 12:10 pm

 

For more details readers are encouraged to visit the HKEx website at the link below:

http://www.hkex.com.hk/eng/market/sec_tradinfra/vcm_cas/vcm_cas.htm.