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Press Releases - 2002

Press Releases



Date Topic
31-12-2002 Appointment of Non-Executive Directors of SFC
20-12-2002 Standing Committee on Company Law Reform publishes 18th Annual Report
13-12-2002 IDT Report on Stime Watch International Holding Limited

Securities and Futures Ordinance expected to commence on April 1, 2003

12-12-2002 Government committed to upgrading quality of capital market
06-12-2002 SFO Subsidiary Legislation gazetted
22-11-2002 Minimum level of income for MPF contributions raised to $5000 from 1 February 2003
21-11-2002 SFST's transcript of a stand-up session
after the XVI World Congress of Accountants Closing Ceremony
18-11-2002 HK - China's international gateway and a regional financial hub
13-11-2002 LCQ4: Residential mortgage loans
08-11-2002 Appointment of SFC Advisory Committee Member
08-11-2002 SFST: Time for action to drive through reforms to ensure good corporate governance
07-11-2002 Appointment to Process Review Panel for the Securities and Futures Commission
31-10-2002 Appointment of Chairman to the Insider Dealing Tribunal
23-10-2002 LCQ1: Insurance cover for mortgaged property
16-10-2002 LCQ11: Rate of interest on loans

LCQ14: "negative-equity properties"

16-09-2002 Good quality directors needed to improve corporate governance

Statement by Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury on the Report of the Panel of Inquiry on the Penny Stocks Incident

Transcript of the meet-the-media session

06-09-2002 HK to co-chair new APEC Initiative to develop securitisation and credit guarantee 
03-09-2002 Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury attends APEC Finance Ministers 
Meeting in Mexico

HKSAR notes affirmation of ratings by Japan Credit Rating Agency


Government response to open letter on alleged fraudulent transactions


Appointment of Non-Executive Director of SFC


SFST's remarks at a press conference relating to delisting proposal announced by HKEx


New listing package to enhance competitiveness of HK financial market

- Key elements of listing measures 
- Process overview in relation to non-disciplinary related listing matters after incorporating the proposed changes 
- Flowchart for the Proposed New Listing Process


Amendment Ordinance to enhance operation of MPF Schemes


SFST's Transcript

Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2002 Resumption of the Second Reading 

Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2002 Committee Stage Amendments (sections 1,4 and 11) 

Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2002 Committee Stage Amendments (sections 10A(2), 10A(2)(a) & 10A(2)(b)) Friday, July 12, 2002

Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2002 Committee Stage Amendments (Sections 13, 14, 16 and 20 of the Schedule)


LCQ7: GDP and public expenditure

LCQ8: Statistics on outward direct investment


Transcript of SFST's media session 


Consultation on the review of the role of the Official Receiverî–¸ Office

FS receives recommendations from the Financial Market Development Task Force


Insider Dealing Tribunal makes orders on China Apollo case


LCQ9: Hong Kong operates a disclosure-based regulatory regime 


Fixed income instruments added to the list of specified commodities


LCQ16: Overdue repayment of credit card loans 


SFS: HK firmly established as premier financial centre in Asia-Pacific


LCQ 6: Medical insurance schemes

LCQ 8: $10 coins


IMF commends Hong Kong's approach in tackling cyclical downturn and structural adjustments and IMF's Public Information Notice

Staff Report and Selected Issues Paper (PDF Format)

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26-04-2002 HAMS proposal lacks governance
24-04-2002 LCQ5: $10 notes and coins

LC: Speech by SFS

17-04-2002 Amendment Bill to enhance operation of MPF Schemes
13-03-2002 Securities and Futures Bill passed
06-03-2002 LCQ 16: Mode of payment
09-02-2002 IDT Report on China Apollo inquiry
06-02-2002 LCQ1: Bankruptcy cases

LC: Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2001

LC: Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2001 (new section 2A)

LC: Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2001 (amendments to clauses)

LC: Second reading of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2001

06-02-2002 LCQ10: Monthly salary and personal emolument-related expenditure
30-01-2002 LCQ11: Selection of MPF Schemes

LC: Companies (Amendment) Bill 2002

24-01-2002 Government Announces Results of Comparative Study on Living Cost for Expatriates Across Seven Selected Cities
23-01-2002 LCQ17: Bank Charges
18-01-2002 Members Appointed to Insider Dealing Tribunal
17-01-2002 Bill to improve corporate governance and to make company law more business-friendly
15-01-2002 Concerted efforts required to tackle consumer debt/bankruptcy problem

Appointment of New Deputy Chairman to the Securities and Futures Appeals Panel

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