HK's move to end insider-trading loophole angers many:

01/9/2009 | Economist (free content), The

Stock-exchange rules in Hong Kong give listed companies three months to report results after the end of a period and four months for year-end results. Directors and managers of companies listed in HK are allowed to continue trading shares until one month before the announcement of results. Thus, insiders have months of access to information that could help them determine whether to buy or sell, access that other investors do not have. A proposed change to the rules has caused an uproar.

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