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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Like shops, IPO sponsors must be held liable for what they sell

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Issue prospectuses have long played fast and loose with the truth - we should applaud the SFC for holding HK's investment bankers to account Like shops, IPO sponsors must ... to make IPO sponsors criminally liable for prospectuses that contain misleading information or leave out key details. The change is long overdue. A prospectus is meant to be a legal document ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    SFC pushes for tighter rules on IPO sponsors

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Regulator will call on government to change law to make backers criminally liable for approving listing prospectuses with false information SFC pushes for tighter rules on I.P.O. sponsors The Securities and Futures Commission will propose making errant sponsors of initial public offerings criminally liable from October next year. "The changes, ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Suspended Hontex eager to resume trading amid possible delisting

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... for an IPO. It has to remarket its shares. Hontex has not published any accounts since listing in 2009. That is a serious breach of listing rules," said corporate governance activist David Webb. ... unusual situation. There has never been a case where SFC required a company to buy back the shares it issued in its IPO," Webb said. "For the shareholders who still own the tiny portion ...

  4. Business - China Business

    Corrections & Clarifications

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... A Business Digest item yesterday said the Securities and Futures Commission fined Hontex International HK$42 million. In fact, the SFC imposed the fine on Hontex's IPO sponsor, Mega Capital (Asia), and revoked its licence for future listings. ...

  5. Business - China Business

    Business Digest, October 30, 2012

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF, AGENCIES

    ... Nearly 99pc of Hontex investors take buyback Hontex, a Fujian-based fabric maker accused of issuing misleading and fraudulent information in its Hong Kong initial public offering prospectus, said 98.73 per cent of its investors had accepted its offer to b ...

  6. Business - China Business

    Business Digest, October 26, 2012

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF, AGENCIES

    ... their application before the deadline on Monday. The SFC said 53 per cent of shareholders had accepted the refund offer by Wednesday. Enoch Yiu   Coal miner eyes US$300m HK IPO Chonghou Energy Resources, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    SFC is right to use enforcement in face of 'state secrets' excuse

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the heart of Hong Kong's standing as an international financial centre and one of the IPO capitals of the world. A reputation for providing a level playing field for investors is crucial ...

  8. More scrutiny for brokers and funds

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the SFC also had to tighten regulation of IPO sponsors 'to prevent poor performers from listing here'. He said some responses to an SFC consultation paper supported plans to toughen ...

  9. Hontex ruling a valuable deterrent

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong ranks as one of the IPO capitals of the world, but it faces stiff competition from New York, London and Shanghai. If the city wants to maintain its position as an important fund-raising centre, a reputation for providing a level playing field for investors is crucial. In recent years, the market watchdog has adopted a more aggressive approach to regulation by pursuing ...

  10. Hontex fails to stop SFC from seeking refund order

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the HK$997 million raised in the IPO. Hontex's lawyer, Charles Manzoni, said the SFC's allegation had not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Manzoni said the hearing should be stopped, ... managing director of Mega Capital, which sponsored the Hontex IPO in 2009, alleging Hong had failed his duty and tried to shift responsibility to his colleagues. The SFC revoked Mega Capital's ...




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