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20 September 2001

Hutchison Telecom and BOOM.COM jointly introduce Asia-first
WAP stock trading service for 15 exchanges in 11 countries
via ONE trading account

bringing the most comprehensive mobile stock trading service
and financial content to Orangeworld users

Hutchison Telecom and BOOM jointly introduce the Asia-first WAP stock trading service covering 15 exchange markets in 11 countries and destinations via ONE trading account, plus a wide range of enhanced BOOM's financial information to Orangeworld wirefree internet service users. With simple access to BOOM's WAP site, Orangeworld users can exclusively enjoy the hassle-free convenience of mobile stock trading around the world and obtain a wealth of the most updated financial information.

Hutchison Telecom and BOOM bring a new era of wireless investment

From now onwards, Orangeworld users can invest globally through WAP phones anytime and anywhere. Investors can access the stock inventory listed in eight countries and destinations, namely Hong Kong, US (NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX), Japan (TSE and OSE), Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. Orangeworld users will also soon enjoy WAP stock trading services extended to South Korea, Taiwan and Mainland China (Shenzhen and Shanghai B shares) markets, facilitating an even more convenient one-stop investment service. Additionally, customers can track stock quotes, review trading history, place, amend and cancel orders, check their execution, and monitor their cash balance anytime and anywhere.

Unique wireless stock charts enrich investment insights

Besides the WAP stock trading service, BOOM also offers exclusive "bar", "candle-stick" and "line" stock charts for Orangeworld users. The stock charts are useful tools in analyzing recent and future stock market trends, and help investors to keep track of intraday, daily, weekly and monthly market movements.

In addition, Orangeworld users can access a multitude of financial information wherever they are, including the most up-to-date financial news, stock and warrant quotes from Hong Kong and more than 10 exchange markets, details of the top gainers and losers by volume and turnover, and leading exchange indices and forex rates from 16 major markets, etc. The service is free of charge.

BOOM's ONE trading account offers fingertip access to global investment opportunities

BOOM is Asia's first online stock brokerage firm to provide stock trading in 11 countries and destinations via ONE trading account. Orangeworld users can keep track of their investment portfolios in Pan-asian countries and regions without time and geographical constraints and from a single mobile platform at their fingertips.

To enjoy these personalized stock tracking services and thus invest more wisely, Orangeworld users can register as members at BOOM's Personal Investment Centre or via their website at

For further details, please contact Orange Customer Services Hotline: 1229 or BOOM: 2255 8888

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About Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited

Hutchison Telecom is the leading mobile operator in Hong Kong with high quality network and the largest subscriber base of over 1.7 million. Hutchison Telecom unveiled its world-first CDMA commercial network in 1995 and Asia's first Dual Band GSM network in 1998. Through first-class network quality, the widest international roaming coverage, and a range of innovative product and service initiatives, Hutchison Telecom is providing the best level of mobile services under the Orange brand, with a leadership position in the corporate and business mobile market. The Company is also pioneering the development of mobile data communications. Hutchison Telecom launched Hong Kong's richest wireless Internet service - Orangeworld - in May 2000, and unveiled the first 2.5G packet data mobile service in August 2000 with the fastest data transmission speeds of 64Kbps. In August 2001, the Company pioneered the territory's first GPRS handset with Kjava applications, as well as a GPRS and IS95B roaming service. Hutchison Telecom is actively expanding its portfolio of service offerings in mobile multimedia, high-speed data communications and m-commerce services, as part of its preparation for 3G. For more information about Hutchison Telecom, please visit the Company's website at


BOOM is Asia's first Internet stockbroker and a rapidly growing financial services portal. BOOM is dedicated to providing retail investors throughout the Asia Pacific region with inexpensive and convenient access to accurate real-time stock quotes, unbiased information and the largest possible inventory of personal investment services. BOOM provides stock trading of more than 50,000 listed securities in Hong Kong, the US and Pan-Asian markets including Australia, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and China (B shares) as well as Hong Kong qualified Mutual Funds, via the Internet.

BOOM's shareholders include Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), the Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), the Hong Kong Eu Family, and two established Silicon Valley investors. It is a licensed broker/dealer with the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong. BOOM is an acronym meaning beyond other ordinary markets.

For more information, please visit BOOM website or the Personal Investment Center at Shop 4, G/F, 2-6 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, H.K.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Hutchison Telecom
Frances Ng
Tel: 2128 6739   Fax: 2123 1257
Jenny Ng
Tel: 2255 8850   Fax: 2255 8282