Mifid equivalence delay threatens Hong Kong dual-listed stocks

HSBC, Stan Chart and Prudential shares could face trading disruption in 2018

Not on track: "If HKEX doesn't get equivalence, participants are in a tight spot" – PwC's Ramakrishnan

Delays with European Commission equivalence decisions for third-country regulatory regimes are raising fears that the advent of the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) and associated regulation (Mifir) in January 2018 could disrupt trading in European stocks dual-listed in Hong Kong – a group that includes financial heavyweights HSBC, Standard Chartered and UK insurer Prudential.

Under Mifid II, any equities listed in Europe can only be traded on a third-country venue

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