Stock Connect

The mechanism by which international investors can trade via the Hong Kong stock exchange to directly access stocks listed in mainland China. The scheme, launched in November 2014, adds more than 800 companies with market capitalisations equivalent to US$1 billion or more to the universe of stocks available to global investors. It marks a significant reform and liberalisation of China’s capital markets.

The Court of First Instance reject mainland man Tang Hanbo’s application for a judicial review to revoke and invalidate a search conducted on his residence

Hong Kong upholds SFC action, paves way for cross-border probes

A Hong Kong court has upheld the Securities and Futures Commission’s action in helping its Chinese counterpart gather evidence in the city to prosecute the violation of the mainland’s securities laws, in a landmark case that could pave the way for more cross-border investigations by regulators.