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BoC HK launches Virtual Securities Investment Platform
Jul 22, 2013

July 11th 2013 - Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited ("BOCHK") announced the introduction of its new "Virtual Securities Investment Platform" and "Virtual Securities Investment Contest". This interactive educational medium enables customers to learn more about securities investment while enjoying the opportunity of winning fabulous prizes valued up to HK$300,000.

Underpinned by the "learning before investing" concept, the "Virtual Securities Investment Platform" provides customers with an interactive platform free of charge to conduct virtual securities trading with virtual funds and real-time stock prices. Types of investment available include Hong Kong stocks denominated in HKD and RMB, Exchange Traded Funds, as well as warrants and callable bull/bear contracts ("CBBCs"). The platform will lead customers through a step-by-step procedure in securities trading, allowing them to gain more investment experience before making investment in the future.

From now until 30 August 2013, customers are invited to participate in the "Virtual Securities Investment Contest". They can demonstrate their investment skills and have the chance to win fabulous prizes worth up to HK$300,000. After registering for a contest account at BOCHK’s website, customer will be offered virtual funds of HKD1,000,000 and RMB1,000,000 to conduct securities trading through the virtual platform. At the end of the contest, the contestant with the highest total asset value of HKD and RMB holdings in his/her contest account will be the winner. A champion, a first runner-up and a second runner-up will receive cash prizes of HK$100,000, HK$80,000 and HK$60,000 respectively, while 20 winners of the merit awards will receive a HK$3,000 shopping voucher each.

Customers can visit the BOCHK's website ( and log into the "Virtual Securities Investment Platform" and "Virtual Securities Investment Contest" under Securities of the Investment Services. The virtual platform also offers a host of securities investment information, including Weekly Stock Market Outlook, real-time stock information, as well as analysis of warrants and CBBCs, to keep customers abreast of the market trends and enable them to grasp every investment opportunity.

For details, please call BOCHK "Contest Enquiry Hotline" at (852) 3988 2962 or visit any of BOCHK branches. Information is also available at


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Categories: Markets & Exchanges, Technology & Operations
Keywords: BoC HK

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