In Hong Kong, all forex brokers, including many low spread brokers, are overseen by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). Given Hong Kong’s status as a Special Administrative Region of China, forex brokers in Hong Kong are subject to very different regulatory requirements from those located in Mainland China.
Hong Kong is well-known for its tax-friendly environment, and an ease of doing business that few other regions in the world can match. Many international forex brokers have therefore registered local entities in Hong Kong. Among these are also a fair number of brokers with very low spreads on their most popular trading instruments, such as the EUR/USD or the GBP/USD.