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The total number of companies that went public in Hong Kong last year, according to the South China Morning Post. Together they raised HK$286 billion in funds, more than double the amount from the previous year, helping the city overtake New York and Shanghai as the world’s initial public offering capital.

US$678 billion

The value of Mainland China’s merger and acquisition activity in 2018. Chinese outbound M&A activity fell for the third straight year in 2018, dropping to less than half of the peak level recorded in 2016, according to a PwC Hong Kong report.


The revenue growth rate that KPMG’s global legal branch reported in 2018. This is reportedly a result of a surge in multinational organizations demanding legal services. In January, the firm’s legal services network opened a new law firm in Hong Kong called SF Lawyers. 




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