Sep 7, 2005
The SFC has published its Consultation Conclusions on the changes to the Hong Kong Codes on Takeovers, Mergers and Share Repurchases and announced that the amendments will come into effect on 1 October 2005.
Jul 28, 2005
The Securities and Futures Commission has published the Consultation Conclusions on the Review of the Disclosure of Interests Regime under Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance
Jul 13, 2005
Building on the existing regime for the licensing of corporate finance advisers, the SFC has published proposals for additional specific entry criteria and ongoing compliance obligations for sponsors.
Proposed Revision of the SFCs Guidance Note on Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and New Shareholder Remedies under the Companies Ordinance
Jun 6, 2005
SFC has published a consultation paper on its Proposed Revised Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Guidance Note & new shareholder remedies under Companies Ordinance effective on 15 July 2005
May 3, 2005
Amendments to the SFC’s Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds allowing collective investment schemes authorised under the Code to invest in listed real estate investment trusts came into effect on 22 April 2005
Apr 18, 2005
The SFC’s Guidelines to Address Analyst Conflicts of Interest impose strict requirements on investment banks and broker /dealers in relation to reducing and disclosing analysts’ conflicts of interest.
Mar 29, 2005
Proposed amendments to the SFO will codify the more important of the Exchange’s Listing Rules into statutory listing requirements under the Securities and Futures (Stock Market Listing) Rules.
Feb 15, 2005
It is proposed to extend the proposal to synchronise the reference dates for buyers and sellers completing a transaction within 4 days (see paragraph 9 above) to physically settled options. On the exercise of an…
Jan 26, 2005
The Hong Kong Financial Services and Treasury Bureau have issued a second consultation paper on the proposed exemption of offshore funds from Hong Kong profits tax.
Dec 2, 2004
The amendments to the Listing Rules relating to the Code on Corporate Governance Practices (the Code) and the Corporate Governance Report to be included in listed companies’ annual and summary annual reports have…
Amendments to the Listing Rules Relating to the Regulation of Sponsors and Independent Financial Advisers
Nov 16, 2004
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd. (the “Exchange”) and the SFC have issued amendments to the Main Board and GEM Listing Rules including a new practice note on sponsor’s due diligence as the first of 2 stages of…
Oct 27, 2004
General Requirements : the materials must not contain any substantive information not contained in the prospectus nor anything that is inconsistent with the information in the prospectus;the contents must not be false…