A total of 95,408 local companies were newly incorporated in the first half of this year and hit a new record, up 7.16% on the second half of last year, the Companies Registry announced today. 21,978 companies were incorporated online via e- Registry.
As at the end of June, the total number of live local companies registered was 1,233,780. For non-Hong Kong companies that have established a place of business in Hong Kong, 393 companies were newly registered in the first half of this year, down 8.18% on the second half of 2013. The total number of non-Hong Kong companies registered reached 9,432 by the end of June.