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The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is consulting on proposals to enhance the regulatory regime for non-corporate entities that are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd (SEHK). You have until 24 December 2012 to make a submission on the proposals.
The proposals seek to apply the same level of regulation and market transparency to all listed entities, regardless of their legal form. Currently, some provisions in Parts XIII to XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO) (which relate to market misconduct and disclosure of interests) apply only to listed entities that are in corporate form. In 2010, the SFC consulted on proposals to extend Parts XIII to XV of the SFO to listed collective investment schemes (CIS). The current proposals build on that consultation and also include other vehicles such as business trusts and partnerships that may be listed on SEHK.
Key elements of the proposals include:
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