Updated at 3.01pm: Standard Chartered Bank expects to list its shares on the Hong Kong market before the end of the year, the company said on Wednesday. A statement on the proposed listing - which is subject to regulatory approvals presently being sought by the Group - was lodged with the London Stock Exchange this morning. Further details are expected when the bank unveils its interim profit result at 4.30pm (HK time) today. The listing will coincide with a capital raising amounting to not more than five per cent of the Group's existing share capital, it is understood. Should the listing proceed it will be a dual primary listing for Stanchart, which is presently listing on the London market. With Hong Kong assets of HK$268.17 billion, Standard Chartered will be the fourth largest locally-listed bank in a line-up which is due for a major shake-up this year. Likely to become the largest listed Group once its restructuring and listing is completed is the Bank of China, which last year reported combined Hong Kong assets of HK$910 billion. Depending on its final form, the restructured BOC Group, operating under a single brand, will edge HSBC aside as market leader. HSBC's Hong Kong assets (excluding its 62-per cent owned and separately branded Hang Seng Bank), totalled HK$877 billion last year. Hang Seng was valued at HK$500 billion.