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Companies Update  25 November 2003 

Important information for ASX Listed Entities


Capital Raising Mechanisms in a Disclosure-based Market - Submissions

Due to overwhelming interest, the closing date for submissions on the current Exposure Draft - Capital Raising Mechanisms in a Disclosure-based Market has been extended until Friday 5 December 2003. ASX encourages all listed entities to make comments on the proposals outlined in the Exposure Draft.  More information.


ASX Market Reforms - Enhancing the Liquidity of the Australian Equity Market

ASX has released a market consultation paper which outlines proposals to change certain aspects of the microstructure of ASXs cash equity market. 

The most significant change proposed relates to the dissemination of broker identifiers. Currently, broker identifiers are only visible to ASX Participating Organisations (eg Brokers). However, ASX is proposing to implement changes to its equity market design such that investors and brokers will have equal access to broker identification details. 

The market consultation paper and a separate Supplement - Request for Comment containing the list of questions for which ASX is seeking feedback are available here.


Corporate Governance Principle 7 - 'Recognise and Manage Risk'

Principle 7 of the ASX Corporate Governance Council Principles of Good Corporate Governance & Best Practice Recommendations provides guidance for the certification of internal risk management and control frameworks.

To assist listed entities in implementing these recommendations, the ASX Corporate Governance Council has provided supplementary guidance to its interpretation.  More information (PDF 30KB).


ASX Company Announcements Office - Christmas/New Year Hours

ASX Company Announcements Office wishes to extend their holiday wishes to all listed entities and to advise that ASXs company announcements office will close at 4.30 pm EDST (Sydney time) on the following days. 
  • Wednesday, 24 December 2003
  • Wednesday, 31 December 2003
  • Friday, 2 January 2004

Announcements received after 4.30 pm EDST (Sydney time) on these dates will not be processed until the following business day. Please also be sure to allow sufficient time for ASX staff to receive and process your announcements.

For a full list of ASX non business and non trading days for 2004 please visit the 2004 calendar


Exchange Square - Sydney

Exchange Square is now open for business and under ASX management.

Exchange Square is a premier event space in the CBD, perfect for large functions such as banquets, listing ceremonies, corporate events and product launches while the adjoining auditorium is available for AGMs, conferences and seminars.

For further information, please visit http://www.asx.com.au/exchangesquare or to make a booking, please contact Tye Everett, Manager Exchange Square on (02) 9227 0954.

To help keep our Listed Entities informed of information and events ASX will be sending emails to the Company Secretary's Office from time to time. You are receiving this email because you have been identified as a key contact within the Company Secretary's Office at your organisation. If you would like to update your email address please do so via the Directors/Senior Management page on ASX Online for Companies. Feel free to forward this email to any relevant parties within your organisation.