Welcome to CSj, the monthly journal of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries

A crisis of values?

Andrew Sheng, President of the Fung Global Institute and Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission, is one of Asia's most respected commentators on global finance and corporate governance. As guest speaker at the HKICS’ latest Members’ Luncheon event,...

Real-time disclosure – Is Hong Kong ready?

Real-time disclosure – Is Hong Kong ready?

The Securities and Futures (Amendment) Ordinance, enacted earlier this year, requires listed companies to disclose price-sensitive information 'as soon as reasonably practicable' to the public. One rather significant 'practical’ impediment to speedy disclosure,...

A reminder

A reminder

Consistent with the objectives of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, this communication is a reminder of some of the salient responsibilities and attributes of a company secretary of a private company incorporated in Hong Kong Residency qualification If...

Ask the expert September 2012

Q: What are Hong Kong Depositary Receipts and how are they different to normal listed securities? A: Hong Kong Depositary Receipts (HDRs) are securities that are listed and traded on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. HDRs offer an alternative mechanism for foreign...

CSj September 2012 (pdf version)

CSj September 2012 (pdf version)

Cut and paste? - The hazards of legislative borrowing. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...

Shareholder spring? Looking back at the 2012 AGM season

Shareholder spring? Looking back at the 2012 AGM season

While the annual general meeting (AGM) season in Hong Kong coincides with springtime, did we see any evidence this year of the 'shareholder spring’ – the backlash by shareholders on executive compensation and other corporate governance matters that has had a major...

India: interview with a company secretary specialist

India: interview with a company secretary specialist

Company secretaries have a lot going for them in India. The local institute of company secretaries is a statutory body and has some 25,000 members and over 230,000 students. Moreover, by law all companies with a paid up capital over approximately US$500,000 must...

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