Government welcomes consultation conclusions on listing regulatory structure (with photo/video)

     The Government today (September 15) welcomed the release of the consultation conclusions by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) on the enhancements to the SEHK's decision-making and governance structure for listing regulation.

     The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, said, "The Government attaches great importance to developing Hong Kong's financial markets and enhancing the quality of the markets. The consultation conclusions have incorporated the valuable views of the market and the stakeholders, and have proposed a way forward that enables the listing policies and regulatory procedures to respond to market changes more efficiently and effectively, thereby enhancing the competitiveness of Hong Kong's listing platform and reinforcing our status as an international financial centre and a premier capital formation centre."

     He thanked the members of the public for offering their opinions during the consultation. He also extended his gratitude to the SFC and the SEHK for their joint effort in concluding the consultation exercise.

     The SFC and the SEHK conducted a joint consultation on the proposed enhancements to the SEHK’s decision-making and governance structure for listing regulation from June 17 to November 18, 2016.

Ends/Friday, September 15, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:15