Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is to expand its listing regime in a bid to attract more companies from growing business sectors and to boost its competitiveness compared with other major financial centres. This follows a consultation which began in June which identified certain gaps within Hong Kong’s listing regime affecting its overall competitiveness […]

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Financial Conduct Authority FCA Listing Regime

The  UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on proposals to create a new category within its premium listing regime to cater for companies controlled by a shareholder that is a sovereign country. Last February the FCA launched a discussion paper ‘Review of the Effectiveness of Primary Markets’.  The paper examined the role of […]

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King IV published

Companies seeking to list on South Africa’s Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) will now have to comply with the King IV corporate governance codes (King IV), which was published last year, as part of amended listing requirements. Companies already listed must make disclosures in relation to the King IV rules from 1st October. The new listing rules […]

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Manifest has this week published a Global Regulatory Review, keeping customers abreast of the latest developments in corporate governance and related disciplines around the world.   Global capital markets and investors expectations towards them have changed radically over the past 20 years. Sir Adrian Cadbury could probably never have guessed what his dryly-titled “Report of the […]

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Update 14 March 2011: The Company’s legal advisors have confirmed to Manifest that all shareholders are entitled to vote on the single resolution to approve the transaction. The votes will be counted twice – the first time to satisfy the requirements of the special resolution and the UKLA Listing Rule Class 1 transaction. The votes […]

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The NASDAQ Hearing and Listing Review Council is soliciting comments from companies, investors and other interested parties about whether it should adopt a “Comply or Explain” approach to corporate governance practices similar to that used in a number of non-U.S. markets writes Scott Fenn of Manifest’s US partners, ProxyGovernance Inc. The exchange says that this […]

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