Hong Kong: Financial freedom

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 Hong Kong

Financial freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 90
 Year 2020
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2020
 Average 89
 Min - Max 70 - 90
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Hong Kong from 1995 to 2020. The average value for Hong Kong during that period was 89 points with a minimum of 70 points in 1995 and a maximum of 90 points in 1996. The latest value from 2020 is 90 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 178 countries is 49 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Hong Kong - Financial freedom - recent values

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Hong Kong - Financial freedom - historical chart - 1995-2020




The Financial Freedom index for Hong Kong from The Heritage Foundation measures the efficiency of the banking system and the interventions of the government into the financial system. A higher score means more efficient banking institutions and less government intervention.
Definition: The Financial freedom index evaluates: the extent of government regulation of financial services, the degree of state intervention in banks and other financial firms through direct and indirect ownership, the extent of financial and capital market development, government influence on the allocation of credit and openness to foreign competition. Higher index values denote banking efficiency and independence from government control and interference in the financial sector.


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 Property rights 94 2020 points
 Freedom from corruption 85 2020 points
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 Investment freedom 80 2020 points
 Financial freedom 90 2020 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 89 2020 index points
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