The Hang Seng Index (abbreviated: HSI, Chinese: 恒生指數) is a freefloat-adjusted market capitalization-weighted stock market index in Hong Kong. It is used to record and monitor daily changes of the largest companies of the Hong Kong stock market and is the main indicator of the overall market performance in Hong Kong. These 45 companies represent about 67% of capitalization of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

HSI was started on November 24, 1969, and is currently compiled and maintained by HSI Services Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hang Seng Bank, the largest bank registered and listed in Hong Kong in terms of market capitalisation. It is responsible for compiling, publishing and managing the Hang Seng Index and a range of other stock indexes, such as Hang Seng China AH Index Series, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng China H-Financials Index, Hang Seng Composite Index Series, Hang Seng Freefloat Index Series and Hang Seng Total Return Index Series.


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Weekly Roundup: Asian Markets Slump On Euro Zone Concerns, Weak US Data

Asian markets fell this week as they succumbed to the pressures of the euro zone debt crisis and the economic data about the U.S. missing estimates. The Chinese Shanghai Index dropped 2.1 percent and the Japanese Nikkei fell 3.8 percent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index plunged 5.1 percent and India's BSE Sensex slumped 0.86 percent.
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Mixed Data On Chinese Cos Intensifies Monetary Policy Guesses

A headscratcher of a report on Chinese industrial profits intensified speculation about just what exactly central bankers in that country will come up with next as the note, by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), revealed data that both supporters and detractors of monetary easing in the world's second-largest economy will find justifies their rationale.