The FSDC set out measures to speed up investigations and criminal prosecutions, increase penalties and civil compensation, and improve stock market delisting mechanisms.
The new regulations maintain the overall framework of the regulatory system of classification and focus on optimising the CSRC’s evaluation indexes to address practical issues.
Hong Kong needs a more coordinated policy environment and an ESG policy roadmap, to provide greater certainty and foster confidence for institutional investors, the FSDC says.
Banks, investment firms, CSDs and CCPs started reporting securities financing transactions to approved trade repositories on Monday.
Indian or foreign stock exchanges can set up a majority-owned subsidiary with other investors to provide stock exchange services in Gift City.
The HKMA is looking to address a lack of conduct requirements for trust businesses used by banks and their subsidiaries for wealth management purposes.
The new closed-end investment vehicle will enable investment in debt paper issued by large and medium-sized corporations, to help avert credit and liquidity crises.
14 GF Securities officers have also been barred from investment banking. The enforcement action is related to a $12.6bn fraud at drugmaker Kangmei Pharmaceutical.
Applicant banks must be of "high quality", specifically in relation to risk management, international reputation, operating performance, profitability and market share.
The limited partnership fund regime is aimed at attracting private equity, real estate, and venture capital funds to set up and operate in Hong Kong.