Editorial : Paralysis of HKEX's futures trading system

【明報專訊】CHAOS and confusion surrounding the futures trading system of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) resulted in the unprecedented suspension of all derivatives trading yesterday afternoon (September 5). As Hong Kong is at an eventful juncture and foreign investors are having greater misgivings about the city, the incident will do all harm but no good to Hong Kong's image as an international financial centre — even if it was a purely technological malfunction with nothing to do with human interference such as a hacker attack.