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.
Jul 27, 2016
CEO of the Securities and Futures Commission and chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions Ashley Alder addressed the Hedge Fund Standards Board Institutional Investors Roundtable.
Jul 25, 2016
SFC guidance on collective investment schemes involving real property.
Jul 15, 2016
The SFC took a number of disciplinary actions this quarter against companies such as Alibaba Group Holdings, China New Way Investment, Bank of America, National Association and Merrill Lynch International.
Jun 24, 2016
The Securities and Futures Commission and the HK Stock Exchange have issued a joint consultation paper on proposed changes to the decision-making and governance structure of listing regulation.