As noted, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited has proposed the London Stock Exchange Group to pool assets.

“The HKEX Board of Directors believes that the proposed merger with LSEG represents a very important strategic opportunity to create a leader in the global market infrastructure,” the agency quotes the stock exchange.

Earlier, trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange opened with a fall in the main index against the backdrop of a new round of escalation in trade relations between China and the United States, according to trading data.