Bloomberg Law
March 6, 2020, 11:34 PM

ANALYSIS: Coronavirus Questions for Hong Kong IPO Applicants

Preston Brewer
Preston Brewer
Legal Analyst

The increasing alarm and disruption surrounding the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has pushed the HKEX, the Hong Kong stock exchange, to ask IPO applicants to detail, in their public disclosures, the virus’s impact to their business and their response to the disease, according to Reuters.

The Hong Kong stock exchange, recently named the world’s leading IPO market, has quietly begun asking companies applying to list on its exchange to address five coronavirus questions in their initial public offering listing applications.

The Reuters report cited three sources (none of whom were named because the information is ...

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