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    FSTB Consults on Open-Ended Fund Company Structure

    FSTB Consults on Open-Ended Fund Company Structure

    The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) published the Open-ended Fund Companies Consultation Paper (see archive) (Consultation Paper) and a press release (see archive) on 20 March 2014 setting…
    Linking of Shanghai and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges

    Linking of Shanghai and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges

    The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published a joint announcement (see archive) on 10 April 2014 of their approval, in principle, of a pilot…
    Revised Connected Transaction Rules to Take Effect

    Revised Connected Transaction Rules to Take Effect

    The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (the Exchange) has published amendments to the Listing Rules which will take effect on 1 July 2014. The amendments implement changes to the rules on connected transactions in…
    Sponsor Regime Update – Initial 3-Day Check

    Sponsor Regime Update – Initial 3-Day Check

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (the Exchange) has confirmed that it will continue to conduct an initial 3-day check of application proofs from 1 April to 30 September 2014 to give practitioners more time to become…
    SFC Proposes Amendments to the Code on REITs

    SFC Proposes Amendments to the Code on REITs

    The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is conducting a consultation on allowing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) greater flexibility to invest in properties under development and financial instruments…