Editorial:Typhoon Trading Finally Decided On

【明報專訊】The arrangements regarding stock trading during typhoons and other severe weather conditions have been finalised at last and will officially take effect from 23 September this year. In order to reinforce Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre, the city must move with the times and enhance its competitiveness. Across the globe, rarely does a major stock market shut down due to severe weather like in Hong Kong. With the advanced information technology of today, stock trading is mostly done online, and technically, remote operations would not be too difficult. Stock trading in Hong Kong should have kept up with the mainland and international markets long ago.