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Consultation Paper on Review of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting Guide and Related Listing Rules
The Chamber welcomes the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited‘s efforts to improve the quality of ESG reporting through this consultation exercise. We believe that such enhancements should be supplemented by further investments in education and training to promote better understanding of the intentions behind and benefits of ESG reporting .
Proposed enhancements to the HKQAA's Green Finance Certification Scheme
The Chamber supports the establishment of a Green Finance Certification Scheme although it believes enhancements should be made to the existing framework.
Consultation Paper on Proposed Amendments to the Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-backs
The Chamber has called on the SFC to carry out a comprehensive evaluation before implementing its proposals to amend the codes on takeovers and mergers and share buybacks.
Consultation on a Proposed New Listing Regime for Emerging and Innovative Companies
The Chamber welcomes and supports the proposal to broaden capital market access in Hong Kong and to enhance the competitiveness of its listing regime by allowing the listing of companies with weighted voting rights. In addition to ensuring that the new listing conditions serve their intended purpose of attracting quality issuers from the emerging and innovative sectors, the Chamber also advocates fairness, investor protection and education.
Consultation on “Guideline on Authorisation of Virtual Banks”
In its response, the Chamber welcomed the proposal to promote wider options for customers and foster innovation in Hong Kong but also called for clarification in certain areas to ensure a level playing field for virtual and conventional banks.
Consultation on the Guideline on the Keeping of Significant Controllers Register by Companies
In its response to the Company Registry on the consultation on the Guideline on the Keeping of Significant Controllers Register by Companies, the Chamber supports for the publication of the Guideline to provide clarity and certainty to businesses in complying with the relevant legal requirements but has cautioned against giving statutory backing to the Guideline.
Submission on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing
The Chamber supports the Government’s efforts to comply with the Financial Action Task Force’s recommendations on countering money laundering and terrorist financing activities but also reiterates the need to ensure that such undertakings do not affect our ability to compete.
Consultations on the New Board and Review of the Growth Enterprise Market and Main Board Listing Rules
In its response to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s consultations on the New Board and Review of the Growth Enterprise Market and Main Board Listing Rules, the Chamber has extended qualified support to the proposals for attracting more companies to list in Hong Kong.
Consultations on Legislative Proposals to Enhance Regulatory Regime for Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
The Chamber has submitted its views to a government consultation on proposals to reinforce legislation and regulate certain non-financial businesses and occupations for combating money laundering and terrorist financing in Hong Kong. In its submission of 3 March, the Chamber agrees in principle with the spirit to promote business compliance but points to questions regarding the practicality, reasonableness and proportionality of the Government’s approach to achieving such goals.
Proposals to Enhance the Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme
The Chamber generally supports the FDRC’s proposals to enhance the service features of the current Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme. The Chamber has also flagged a number of issues that the FDCR should pay attention to if and when its proposals are implemented.
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