Hong Kong — Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) has posted a 1% gain in profit, benefiting from a spate of high-profile Chinese stock listings and a pick up in trading as the pandemic and political tensions stoked volatility.

First-half net income rose to a record HK$5.23bn ($674m), on the back of a 13% gain in core revenue, the exchange said on Wednesday. Investments slumped 45% in the period, dragging down the result...

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