Monthly Archives: December 2018

South Africa – FSCA Short Selling, LEIs

On 4 December 2018, RSA FSCA released discussion papers on short sales/LEIs. FSCA issued the following two discussions papers for comment by 15 January 2019. Short Sale Reporting In response to the finding in the 2014 IMF Financial Sector Assessment Program that South Africa did not have a reporting framework in place for short sales.FSCA…
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Hong Kong – SFC Issues Fine for Short Selling

On 6 December  2018, The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has reprimanded and fined SFM HK Management Limited (SFM) HK$1.5 million for failures relating to the short selling of Great Wall Motor Company Limited (Great Wall) shares in 2015 on behalf of a fund it managed.
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France – GVT Foreign Investments

On 3 December, FR GVT issued law on authorized foreign investments. Decree dated 29 November 2018 on foreign investments subject to prior authorization. Overview Amends art. R. 153 of monetary and financial code, re prior authorization process. Extends process to new economic sectors essential to guarantee French security. New sectors include cybersecurity, AI, robotics, IT…
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