On 18 July 2008, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) published its consultation conclusion on shortening the deadlines for half-year and annual reporting by Main Board issuers. The consultation conclusion sets out the amendments to be made to the Main Board Listing Rules to provide more timely disclosure and bring Hong Kong reporting standards in line with international best practices. For the revised reporting deadlines please see original document.

The new requirements will come into effect for half-year and annual results announcements covering accounting periods ending on or after 30 June 2010 and 31 December 2010, respectively. A full text of the consultation conclusion with the proposed amendments to the Listing Rules are available here.