Knowledgeable, experienced and well-connected, Hong Kong has a unique combination of advantages to partner with investors, intermediaries and project owners worldwide to take advantage of Belt and Road opportunities.
The World's most services-oriented economy with services accounting for more than 90 per cent of GDP
Vibrant capital market offering diversified fund raising channels
Global offshore renminbi trade settlement, financing and asset management service centre connecting regions along the Belt and Road
Experienced in assisting Chinese mainland enterprises, project sponsors, lenders and private equity funds in structuring and financing public-private partnership projects such as ports, highways and power plants
Ranked the world's freest economy2 and the fifth-easiest place in the world to do business3;
Efficient business environment supported by a stable and fully convertible currency, the absence of exchange controls, low tax rates and a simple tax structure, and the free flow of information, capital and talents
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council provides information and facilitates Belt and Road-related opportunities through its global network of 46 offices and its experience in organising some of the world's leading trade fairs and service promotion events.
Through the setting up of the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority will play a key role in pooling together key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to exchange information and share experience with a view to facilitating more efficient and Sustainable investment flows into the Belt and Road countries.
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the world's eighth-largest stock market in terms of market capitalisation and one of the world's top three IPO markets, is an ideal fundraising channel for new and ongoing development projects.
Hong Kong's accounting, insurance, due diligence, tax and management consulting services have extensive experience working with global investors, lenders and public sector entities in market entry assessment, corporate finance and transaction structuring, corporate governance and tax advisory, compliance and auditing, and risk evaluation and allocation.
Hong Kong is the largest capital market in Asia with diverse financing channels including equity listing, syndicated loans, private equity funds and renminbi-denominated bonds. All of the more than 150 international and local banks in Hong Kong, of which 70 rank among the world's top 100, are active in corporate loans, syndicated loans and project financing in the region.
As a logistics and maritime services hub as well as a regional trading centre, Hong Kong can be a trade and logistics integrator for cooperation in road, rail, aviation and maritime transport among Belt and Road countries by providing support services such as research and management advisory to development projects.
With its internationally-recognised technical skill set, expertise in project management and consulting, and a proven track record in build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects and partnerships with Chinese and international infrastructure companies, Hong Kong's project management and engineering sector is among the world's most experienced in advising and managing large-scale projects globally.
Hong Kong is home to some 850 local solicitor firms and more than 70 global law firms. Legal advisors based in Hong Kong are familiar with the legal and regulatory landscape of different countries around the world and can play a pivotal role in Belt and Road development.
Benefiting from a sound and independent legal system, Hong Kong has long been a regional hub for dispute resolution, with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre rated the most preferred seat of arbitration outside Europe4
IMD World Talent Report, IMD World Competitiveness Centre, November 2015
Index of Economic Freedom, Heritage Foundation, February 2016
Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency, World Bank, October 2015
2015 International Arbitration Survey, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London, October 2015