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What is the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index?

The Hang Seng Index (Hang Seng Index; HG) is an important indicator of the Hong Kong stock market price. The index is calculated from the market value of several constituent stocks (ie blue chip stocks) and represents 12 months for all listed companies of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The average market value coverage rate is 63%. The Hang Seng Index is compiled by Hang Seng Index Services Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Hang Seng Bank. It is a sample of 50 listed stocks in the Hong Kong stock market, weighted by its circulation. The average stock price index is the most influential stock index that reflects the trend of Hong Kong stock market prices. The index was first publicly released on November 24, 1969. The base period was July 31, 1964. The base period index was set at 100.
The constituents of the Hang Seng Index have broad market representation and their total market capitalization accounts for about 90% of the total market capitalization of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In order to further reflect the price trend of various stocks in the market, the Hang Seng Index began to publish four sub-indices in 1985, and 33 constituent stocks were included in the four sub-indices of industry, commerce, finance, real estate and public utilities. HSI Services Limited announced on June 30, 2006 that it will increase the number of constituent stocks from 33 to 38 (including 33 non-H shares and 5 H shares) and announced the ingredients on February 9, 2007. The number of shares will gradually increase to 50, and the number of H shares and non-H shares will not be fixed at a fixed level.

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