Hong Kong is World’s Top IPO Fundraising Market in 2016 while Listed Debt Turnover Rises 126 percent on 2015
Jan 26, 2017
Hong Kong was the world’s largest IPO market in 2016 raising US$25.1 billion in 120 IPOs. Listed debt turnover surged 126% compared to 2015 despite only a small increase in the number of debt issues
Jan 23, 2017
SFC Issues New Guidance on compliance with licensed intermediaries’ obligation to ensure the suitability of investment products for clients
Jan 13, 2017
SFC Circular Introduces New Measures to Increase the Accountability of Licensed Corporations’ Senior Management and Imposes New Reporting Requirements
Dec 30, 2016
SFC Consultation Paper Proposes Tightening Regulation of Hong Kong Fund Managers and Increasing their Point-of-Sale Disclosure Obligations – comments should be submitted by 17.02.2017
HKEX Issues Guidance on “Ownership and Control” Requirement for Listing Applicants and Issues Relevant to Controlling Shareholders (HKEx-GL89-16)
Dec 22, 2016
New HKEx Guidance Letter GL89-16 clarifies its “controlling shareholder” definition in light of the “ownership continuity and control” requirement and controlling shareholders’ post-listing obligations.
Rights Issues and Open Offers that Significantly Dilute Minority Shareholding Interests Face Closer SFC and HKEx Scrutiny
Dec 20, 2016
The Securities and Futures Commission and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong have said they will pay closer attention to rights issues and open offers that significantly dilute minority interests.
Dec 2, 2016
Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect (Shenzhen Connect) launches on Monday, 5 December 2016. Modelled on the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme (Shanghai Connect) that has been in place since November 2014, …
HKEX/SFC Joint Consultation: Proposed Enhancements to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited’s Decision-making and Governance Structure for Listing Regulation
Nov 21, 2016
The consultation period for the Joint Consultation Paper published by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited closed on Friday, 18 November.
Sep 23, 2016
SFC Reprimands and Fines HSBC HK$2.5 Million for Breaches of Reportable Position Limit for HSCEI Futures and Options and Inadequate Measures to Ensure Compliance
Aug 22, 2016
The China Securities Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Futures Commission published a joint announcement approving, in principle, the establishment of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme.
Aug 19, 2016
The Securities and Futures Commission has published its Fund Management Activities Survey for 2015. This annual survey covers licensed corporations, registered institutions and insurance companies in Hong Kong.
Aug 1, 2016
The Russia – Hong Kong agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income signed on 18 January 2016 came into force on 29th of July 2016.