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HKMA Background Brief No. 4 Financial Infrastructure in
Hong Kong (Second edition)

February 2013

Financial infrastructure refers to the systems for payment and settlement of transactions among financial institutions and the links between these systems. Having a safe and efficient financial infrastructure is vital to an international financial centre like Hong Kong. Yet these systems are not well-understood by the general public and their importance is often overlooked. This booklet introduces, in non-technical language, the workings of these systems and the efforts devoted to maintaining them to the highest standards.

Financial Infrastructure in Hong Kong is the fourth of a series of HKMA Background Briefs designed to explain the workings of Hong Kong’s monetary and banking systems. Other background briefs in the series cover the Linked Exchange Rate system, banking supervision, mandate and governance of the HKMA, and reserves management issues.

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HKMA Background Brief No. 4 : Financial Infrastructure in Hong Kong (First edition, December 2006) (PDF File, 622KB)

Last revision date: 28 February 2013
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