New Listings Progress Report for New Listing Applications
Progress Report for New Listing Applications

Updated: 31 October 2018

GEM

New Applications Accepted(1)                                                                                                                                                                
  a. October 2018   3
  b. 2018 Year-to-date   67
         
Approvals in principle granted(1)
  a. October 2018   0
  b. 2018 Year-to-date   60
         
Active applications (1) (as at 31 October 2018)
  1. Under processing :    
    a. New applications accepted since 1 January 2018   47
    b. Others   3
    Sub-total   50
  2. Approval in principle granted    
    a. Approvals granted since 1 January 2018   2
    b. Others   0
   

Total

  52
Inactive applications (2) (since 1 January 2018)
  1. Lapsed  
   a. Approval in principle granted but not listed prior to application lapsed   20
     b. Others   56
  2. Rejected   7
  3. Withdrawn   4
  4. Returned (3)   0
                                                          Total   87
         
  5. Renewals (4)   62
  6. Returned cases resubmitted (5)   1
   

Total

                     63
No. of new listings (since 1 January 2018)
  1. Newly listed companies(6)   72
  2. Transfer of listing from GEM to Main Board   N/A
         
   

Total

                    

72

         
 
First Comment Letters Issued (7) Main Board and GEM
    a. October 2018   32
    b. Average number of days taken between the date of application and the date of issue of related first comment letter   24
         
Guidance issued to potential new listing applicants or their advisers on matters relating to the Listing Rules    
    a. October 2018   19
    b. Average number of days taken between the date of request for guidance and the date of issue of written response(8)   13
     
(1) Includes application(s) by investment vehicle(s) pursuant to Chapters 20 and 21 of the Main Board Listing Rules, application(s) for transfer of listing from GEM to the Main Board, and deemed new applicant(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 8.21C or Main Board Listing Rule 14.84, and very substantial acquisition(s) treated as reverse takeover(s) pursuant to Main Board Listing Rule 14.06(6)/GEM Listing Rule 19.06(6).

 

(2) Includes any application (or renewal) not approved, returned, rejected or withdrawn within six months from date of application.
(3)

Applications accepted for vetting but subsequently returned on the ground that the information in the listing application proof or related documents is not substantially complete.

(4)

Includes all applications accepted within three months following a lapsed, rejected or withdrawn application by the same applicant.

(5)

Applications resubmitted to the Exchange after an 8-week moratorium from the date of the return letter.

(6) Not include transfer of listing from GEM to the Main Board.
(7)

First comment letters are the first letters issued by Listing Division staff that contain the Listing Division's comments on the respective listing applications. It only covers the first comment letters issued this month. For reports issued from January 2011 onwards, non-business days have been subtracted from "the average number of days taken".  The figures exclude cases for a transfer of listing from GEM to the Main Board.  If included, the number of first comment letters issued is 34 and the average number of days taken is 24.

 

(8)

Covers only the guidance letters issued this month. For the reports issued from January 2011 onwards, non-business days have been subtracted from "the average number of days taken".