Amendments to HKEx’s Listing Rules for Debt Issues to Professional Investors to Take Effect on 1 November 2020
Sep 1, 2020
Amendments to HKEx’s Listing Rules for debt issues only to professional investors will take effect on 1 November 2020 revising the requirements under Chapter 37 of the Main Board Rules and GEM Chapter 30.
Aug 4, 2020
The Hang Seng TECH Index was launched on 27 July 2020 tracking the 30 largest HKEx-listed technology companies including Alibaba, Tencent Holdings, Xiaomi and Meituan Dianping.
Aug 3, 2020
HKEx is consulting on paperless listing and subscription, online document display and reducing the documents required to be displayed for notifiable/connected transactions. HKEX-GL86-16 is also updated.
Jul 30, 2020
Lack of a commercial rationale for listing was the principal reason for the rejection of 17 listing applications on grounds of lack of suitability for listing under Guidance Letter HKEX-GL68-13A in 2019
Jul 29, 2020
The Hong Kong Government announced tightened social distancing measures on 27 July which took effect at 0.00 am on Wednesday, 29 July 2020.
Jul 21, 2020
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) issued new and updated guidance letters in April 2020 to assist pre-revenue Biotech companies applying to list under Chapter 18A of the Main Board Listing Rules.
Jul 15, 2020
Tighter social distancing measures effective 15 July apply to Hong Kong catering businesses and scheduled premises until 21 July and limit group gatherings in public to 4 persons until 28 July
Jul 10, 2020
After a spike in locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong between 2 and 8 July, 2020, the HKSAR Government announced on 9 July tightened social distancing measures effective from 11 to 24 July 2020
Jun 30, 2020
Two Takeovers Executive disciplinary decisions relating to breaches of the Hong Kong Takeovers Code were published in June 2020. They concerned breaches of Rules 22 and 31, respectively.
Jun 29, 2020
the SFC reprimanded and fined Guotai Junan HK$25.2 million for internal control failures and regulatory breaches related to third party fund transfers and potential wash trades
Jun 24, 2020
HKEx announced plans to launch the HKEX Sustainable and Green Exchange – STAGE – to provide a database of sustainable and green investment products available in Hong Kong
Jun 24, 2020
Joint Consultation Conclusions on proposals for a paperless securities market for Hong Kong were published in April 2020. The proposed model for an uncertificated securities market will allow investors to hold securities in their own name and without paper documents