The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) has joined the BT Radianz Cloud community, communications services provider BT announced on 7 May.

HKMEx is now offering access to trade its range of commodity futures products as well as its market data feeds to BT's financial cloud community, the company said in a media statement.

"Joining the BT Radianz Cloud community enables us to increase the number of our market participants, while at the same time bringing our Asia-focused products - including upcoming renminbi-denominated precious and base metals futures products - to investors around the world who are eager to capitalise on China's phenomenal economic growth," said William Barkshire, co-president of HKMEx.

The BT Radianz Cloud platform offers cost-effective managed access to the largest secure networked financial community in the world. It already links to more than 700 member sites in Hong Kong, including many of HKMEx's clearing members and broking members, and reaches more than 170 countries around the world.

"More than 100 trading venues around the globe across all asset classes can already be accessed by the many thousands of members of our BT Radianz Cloud community," said Tom Regent, president, global banking & financial markets, BT.