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Perspectives on Cyber Risk
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Markets and exchanges
July 17, 2017 1:32 PM |
US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton outlines principles that will guide his chairmanship [read more]
July 10, 2017 1:31 PM |
The untenable case for perpetual dual class stock? The argument for the inclusion of dual-class sunsets after a fixed period [read more]
June 26, 2017 2:35 PM |
Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) has announced it will add mainland China stocks to its indexes beginning in June 2018: Blackrock reportedly welcomes decision and pushes for inclusion of Argentina and Saudi Arabia [read more]
May 29, 2017 2:50 PM |
Further action has been taken by regulators to improve conduct in the foreign exchange market, including the release of a global code of conduct and a new ASIC report on the issue FX Global Code of Conduct
[read more]
April 24, 2017 3:58 PM |
The ASX has released the results of its ASX 100 Cyber Health Check, which found a high level of risk awareness among directors, but gaps in organisational preparedness and resilience. [read more]
April 24, 2017 3:45 PM |
Following public consultation, the ASX has decided to proceed with its proposal to require a bidder to obtain shareholder approval for a reverse takeover and has released draft amendments. [read more]
March 6, 2017 12:14 PM |
ASIC’s latest report on the regulation of corporate finance issues has highlighted some key focus areas, including business model disclosure, climate risk and cyber security. [read more]
February 27, 2017 4:01 PM |
The Singapore Stock Exchange has released a consultation on whether to introduce a dual class share structure, following indications from Hong Kong's exchange that it will revisit the issue. [read more]
November 7, 2016 2:22 PM |
ASX has released its new rules for admission to the ASX official list, which in a number of respects have been 'toned down' from the proposals released in May. [read more]
November 7, 2016 2:14 PM |
Following consultation, ASIC has released its updated guidance for historical financial information disclosure in prospectuses. [read more]
November 7, 2016 2:09 PM |
The NSW Supreme Court has found that Primary Health Care and its joint lead managers were not negligent when they excluded a shareholder from the institutional component of an Accelerated Renounceable Entitlement Offer [read more]
August 29, 2016 3:10 PM |
ASIC has published its latest report on the regulation of corporate finance issues, among other things noting concerns with prospectus disclosure and giving pointers for the AGM season. [read more]
August 29, 2016 3:02 PM |
The Federal Court has made orders with the parties consent banning former Padbury Mining directors for three years as a result of a misleading ASX announcement. [read more]
August 22, 2016 3:29 PM |
The Federal Court has found that Sino Australia Oil and Gas's former chairman breached his director's duties, including by causing or permitting Sino to contravene the Corporations Act. [read more]
August 15, 2016 1:56 PM |
In its latest enforcement report ASIC has identified its priority areas for the next six months, suggesting gatekeepers should focus on culture, cyber risk and disclosure. [read more]
August 15, 2016 1:54 PM |
ASIC's review of Australian equity market cleanliness has found a general improvement for the 10-year period from 1 November 2005 to 31 October 2015. [read more]
August 1, 2016 1:00 PM |
Following feedback, ASX has deferred the start date for proposed changes to its admission requirements, and announced some interim changes to the criteria for relief from the '20 cent' rule. [read more]
July 11, 2016 1:34 PM |
Although the capital ratios of the major Australian banks position them in the top quartile internationally, APRA has said they are likely to need further improvement. [read more]
July 4, 2016 2:20 PM |
ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft has argued that the negative impact of 'poor culture' applies as much to insider trading as business practices and general conduct. [read more]
May 16, 2016 11:43 AM |
ASIC is consulting on updated guidance to improve disclosure of historical financial information in prospectuses. [read more]
May 16, 2016 11:40 AM |
ASX is consulting on proposed changes to its requirements for admission, including increasing the financial thresholds. [read more]
May 16, 2016 11:33 AM |
Market based causation has been given a 'green light' in the NSW Supreme Court's decision in HIH Insurance Limited (in liquidation) & Ors. [read more]
March 9, 2016 1:16 PM |
The Financial Services Council and the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors have released a guide for Australian companies on how to identify and report ESG issues. [read more]
December 2, 2015 2:19 PM |
ASX is seeking feedback from stakeholders on whether the Listing Rules should be amended to require bidder shareholder approval for reverse takeovers. [read more]
October 7, 2015 11:44 AM |
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has decided not to proceed with its proposal to permit listing of companies with dual class-share structures. [read more]
August 26, 2015 3:25 PM |
ASX has published its response and finalised a number of proposed amendments to the ASX Listing Rules to facilitate dual listing of New Zealand Stock Exchange listed companies. [read more]
August 5, 2015 2:49 PM |
ASIC commissioner John Price has reportedly said that he has concerns about resources companies 'reinventing themselves' as technology companies through backdoor listings. [read more]
July 29, 2015 1:51 PM |
An increase in back-door listings on the ASX is expected before the exchange begins removing companies in January that have been suspended for more than three years. [read more]
July 1, 2015 6:16 PM |
The HK Securities and Futures Commission has said that it does not support the HK Stock Exchange's proposal to allow the listing of entities with dual-class voting structures. [read more]
June 17, 2015 1:20 PM |
The ASX has revised Appendix 4G Key to Disclosures Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations, to make it more user friendly. [read more]
March 18, 2015 2:17 PM |
Federation Centres investors left without vote on proposed takeover due to loophole in ASX listing rules. [read more]
March 11, 2015 2:30 PM |
The final proposal for Japan's Corporate Governance Code has been released. [read more]
March 11, 2015 10:47 AM |
Australian Federal Court rules that the directors of Babcock and Brown did not breach continuous disclosure obligations for failing to report the firm's insolvency. [read more]
March 11, 2015 10:43 AM |
ASX proposes changes to Guidance Note 8 on continuous disclosure requirements. [read more]
March 4, 2015 12:39 PM |
Massive write-downs and inflated values force ASIC to launch an inquiry into 33 companies. [read more]
March 4, 2015 12:33 PM |
Speeches at a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) conference give insight into the priorities of the regulator for 2015. [read more]
February 25, 2015 11:00 AM |
The NZ Financial Markets Authority releases guidance for directors who are considering a public offering. [read more]
February 18, 2015 8:41 AM |
NYSE publishes corporate governance guide. [read more]
February 3, 2015 4:53 PM |
ASX releases update to Listing Rules Guidance Note 27 Trading Policies which tackles the perception of wrongdoing as well as actual misconduct. [read more]
January 20, 2015 4:31 PM |
Insider trading: raising the bar for tippee prosecutions in the US. [read more]
December 10, 2014 3:08 PM |
David Murray's Financial System Inquiry has released its final report which takes aim at the superannuation industry and big banks. [read more]
November 19, 2014 1:50 PM |
Six big banks have reached a combined settlement of $4.3 billion for manipulating the $5 trillion foreign exchange. [read more]
October 7, 2014 4:13 PM |
ASX releases updates to ASX Listing Rules Guidance Note 12 Significant Changes to Activities and Guidance Note 17 Waivers and In-Principle Advice. [read more]
September 30, 2014 2:17 PM |
Hong Kong Exchange loses out on listings over shareholder suffrage rules. [read more]
September 23, 2014 10:30 AM |
Despite continuing concerns about Alibaba's corporate governance structure, it's $25 billion IPO was the world's largest ever float. [read more]
September 18, 2014 9:53 AM |
Former directors, owners and sale managers of New Zealand company Feltex Carpets Limited have been found not liable for shareholder losses sustained in connection with the company's initial public offering in 2004. [read more]
September 17, 2014 9:56 AM |
ASIC and the ASX have reportedly confirmed that a listed entity is not required to release individual analyst forecasts or consensus estimates to the market. [read more]
September 8, 2014 4:22 PM |
HKEx publishes concept paper on weighted voting rights. [read more]
August 4, 2014 8:42 AM |
ASIC addresses the increasing number of exploration companies used for backdoor listings. [read more]
June 4, 2014 4:39 PM |
Commentary on ASIC's Report 393 Handling of confidential information: Briefings and unannounced corporate transactions. [read more]
June 4, 2014 4:38 PM |
A Financial Times columnist has discussed the corporate governance implications of the spate of Chinese listings currently under way in the US. [read more]
May 14, 2014 10:18 AM |
Corporate governance concerns continue to dominate discussion around Alibaba's pending IPO. [read more]
May 5, 2014 9:22 AM |
David Jones has released an updated Securities Trading Policy to the market. [read more]
March 27, 2014 8:28 AM |
ASIC pledges to uncover instances of foreign exchange market fraud. [read more]
March 24, 2014 12:08 PM |
NASDAQ announces NASDAQ Private Market – a new capital marketplace for private companies. [read more]
February 19, 2014 11:46 AM |
The comparative strength of Australian and Hong Kong insider trading laws has been debated. [read more]
January 30, 2014 12:28 PM |
The Court of Justice of the European Union has held that the power of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to adopt emergency measures for the financial markets of the Member States in order to regulate or prohibit short selling is compatible with EU law. [read more]
December 10, 2013 2:47 PM |
With the 'reopening' of the IPO market, ASIC has expressed some concern about the level of disclosure in prospectuses. [read more]
December 5, 2013 4:43 PM |
The UK Government has responded to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee's third report on the Kay Review. [read more]
November 22, 2013 4:39 PM |
China's IPO process will be reformed to empower the market and investors, says the chairman of China's securities regulator. [read more]
November 19, 2013 11:58 AM |
Improvements in Hong Kong’s corporate governance standards may impact on the city’s economy, as some industry participants argue the changes have deterred some companies from listing there. [read more]
November 11, 2013 11:43 AM |
The UK Financial Conduct Authority is proposing reforms to the UK listing regime in order to 'promote appropriate' corporate governance standards in companies with a controlling shareholder and better protect the rights of minority shareholders.    [read more]
October 31, 2013 3:44 PM |
The corporate regulator wants tougher penalties for white collar crime and will soon be upgrading its market surveillance technology. [read more]
October 16, 2013 11:53 AM |
WAM Capital defends trading halt as it seeks to raise $15 million on the ASX's new On Market Bookbuilds facility. [read more]
September 27, 2013 1:46 PM |
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange turns down the biggest IPO in three years. [read more]
September 3, 2013 9:14 AM |
The ASX defends emerging market IPOs. [read more]