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Asian Stock Markets Trading Hours

Normal Trading Hours
Current time (GMT+8)
Country Morning Session Lunch Break Afternoon Session
AUSTRALIA
10:00am to 04:10pm
CHINA
9:30am to 11:30am 11:30am to 1:00pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm
HONG KONG
09:30am to 12:00pm 12:00pm to 1:00pm 1:00pm to 4:00pm
INDIA
9:15am to 3:30pm
INDONESIA

Note: For Friday, due to praying, trading hours change slightly. (see in blue)
9:00am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 11:30am 12:00pm to 1:30pm 11:30am to 2:00pm 1:30pm to 4:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
JAPAN
9:00am to 11:30am 11:30am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 3:00pm
MALAYSIA
9:00am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 2:30 pm 2:30pm to 5:00pm
NEW ZEALAND
10:00am to 4:45pm
PHILLIPINES
9:30am to 12:00pm 12:00pm to 01:30pm 01:30pm to 03:30pm
SINGAPORE
9:00am to 5:00pm
SOUTH KOREA
9:00am to 3:00pm
TAIWAN
9:00am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 1:40pm 1:40pm to 2:30pm
THAILAND
9:55am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 2:25pm 2:25pm to 4:35pm
VIETNAM
9:00am to 11:30am 11:30am to 01:00pm 01:00pm to 03:00pm

Note:
1. Time indicated above are in GMT+8 format, for Daylight Saving Time, please set the time 1 hour ahead.

2. There are no trading on weekends and public holidays. Typically, when a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be a public holiday, and if this day is already a holiday, then the next day shall be a public holiday.

3. Typically, trading on Christmas Eve (24 December 201x) and New Years Eve (31 December 201x) will be closed in the afternoon session unless these day is on the weekend.

»  Click here for Trading Hours on Christmas Eve and New Year Eve
»  Click here for Trading Hours on Chinese (Lunar) New Year Eve


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Launch of Shanghai - Hong Kong Stock Connect


HONG KONG: The Hong Kong exchange (HKEX) announced on Monday (Nov 10) that 'The Shanghai - Hong Kong Stock Connect', a trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai's stock exchanges will start on Nov 17, 2014 (Monday), this move is expected to lead to billions of dollars in daily cross-border transactions. The move will grant foreign investors unprecedented access to China's 24 trillion yuan (about US$3.8 trillion or S$5 trillion) bourse and create the world third largest shares market entity.

The exchange link marks one of China's biggest steps towards opening up the capital account, increasing use of the yuan and turning Shanghai an international financial center.

Starting Nov. 17, 2014 (Monday), foreign investors can trade 568 Stocks listed in the Shanghai Stock Exchange through Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX).

Mainland Chinese investors can trade 268 stocks listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

For more detail, please go to Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect 

or PDF for Stock connect

As competition heated up, Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX)  likely to link up with the Taiwan Stock Exchange probably first half of next year to improve more volume transaction.