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Hong Kong’s first spac wins exchange approval for IPO

Bloomberg Published on Fri, Feb 25, 2022  A blank-check company backed by China Merchants Bank Co’s overseas asset management arm has become the first to win approval for an initial public offering in Hong Kong, according to people familiar with the matter.Aquila Acquisition Corp received the green light for a listing…
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March 1, 2022
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HKMA Releases Discussion Paper on Stablecoins

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued a discussion paper on crypto-assets and stablecoins (the “Paper”) on 12 January, inviting views from the industry and public on the relevant regulatory approach. The Paper sets out the HKMA’s thinking on the regulatory approach for crypto-assets particularly payment-related stablecoins. The approach has…
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January 21, 2022
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The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange) publishes corporate governance and ESG (Climate Disclosures) Guidance

Regulatory Exchange publishes Guidance on Climate Disclosures to facilitate TCFD-aligned reporting Exchange also publishes analysis of IPO applicants’ corporate governance and ESG practice Exchange will launch new ESG portal, a centralised ESG educational platform The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong  Exchanges…
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November 15, 2021
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Business Valuation Challenges with the New Reality

Valuations are generally based upon consideration of three principal approaches: namely, the income, market and cost (or asset) approaches. While each of these approaches have their own pros and cons, valuation professionals have been putting much more emphasis on the current Covid-19 environment to the discounted cash flow (DCF) method,…
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October 29, 2021
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Hong Kong Economy Latest Developments

Last published by HK Office of the Government Economist:8 October 2021   Gross Domestic Product and its major components (PDF) (Excel) Latest situation The Hong Kong economy remained on track for recovery in the second quarter of 2021, with real GDP continuing to grow notably by 7.6% over a year earlier…
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October 13, 2021
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GCA Insights – The latest IVS updates 

A RECENT UPDATE The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) has issued an updated version of the suite of International Valuation Standards (IVSs). They become effective from 31 January 2022, however, the IVSC encourages early adoption from the date of publication. The latest edition of the International Valuation Standards (IVS) marks…
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September 29, 2021