Diversity - resources for listed companies
- listing rules (PDF 119KB)
- listing rules (PDF 108KB)
- listing rules (PDF 68KB)
Chapter 8 - listing rules (PDF 98KB)
Chapter 19 - listing rules (PDF 178KB)
ITS Circular 2010/031 (PDF 39KB)
Trading Calendar 2011
Reporting Calendar (PDF 23KB)
- listing rules (PDF 75KB)
17 December 2010
Update no 12/10
Important information for ASX Listed Entities
1. Diversity policy resources
ASX has developed a
diversity resources web page
to assist listed companies in implementing the diversity measures in the recent
amendments to the ASX Corporate Governance Council
Principles and Recommendations. The page will be updated regularly as more
information and resources become available.
2. Minor amendments to Listing Rules on financial reporting
A number of minor amendments to some of the Listing Rules and the Appendices to
the Listing Rules, principally in relation to periodic financial reporting, came
into effect on 17 December 2010. The amendments were to update references to
Financial Reporting standards, to update some references to ASIC Regulatory
Guides, to delete some obsolete references to time periods that have passed, and
to correct some minor typographical errors. The amended
listing rules may be accessed on the ASX website:
Chapter 1 (PDF
119KB), Chapter 4
(PDF 108KB), Chapter 8
(PDF 98KB), Chapter 19
3. Trading hours and Company Announcement Office (CAO) hours over the Christmas and New Year holidays
The early closing times for ASX Trade and CAO on the trading days preceding
Christmas Day and New Year's Day were announced on 10 November 2010. Normal
trading will cease at 2.00 pm AEDT on each of Friday 24 December 2010 and Friday
31 December 2010. A summary of the trading schedule on those dates is set out in
ITS Circular 2010/031
Market Control will be closed from 3.30 pm AEDT on each of these days.
CAO will be closed from 4.30 pm AEDT on each of these days.
4. Non-business and non-trading days in 2011
The non-business and non-trading days for 2011 have been declared.
'Business day' is defined in listing rule 19.12 as:
Monday to Friday inclusive, except New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter
Monday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and any other day that ASX declares is
not a business day.
The ASX Operating Rules define 'trading day' as:
a day determined by ASX to be a Trading Day and notified to Market
The Trading Calendar for the 2011 year identifying public holidays, both
national and state, is available on the
It indicates whether these holidays are non-business days (no ASX settlement)
and/or non-trading days (equities market closed). Any weekday not included in
the attached calendar is a 'business day' and 'trading day' as defined.
ASX reserves the right to declare other days as non-business days and
All home branches for listed entities and CAO will be open for business on all
trading days, even though that day may be a non-business day or a public holiday
in the State of that home branch.
The time limits set out in the timetables contained in the Appendices to the
Listing Rules are calculated by reference to business days. Listed entities are
reminded that if they are preparing a timetable for an issue or offer to
existing security holders, a dividend, a call, a capital reorganisation, or any
similar corporate action, the draft timetable may be lodged with ASX on a
confidential basis for discussion with their Listings Adviser.
5. Deadlines for periodic reports, 2011
The Reporting Calendar for the 2011 calendar year identifying the deadlines for
periodic reports of listed entities with balance dates of 30 June or 31 December
is available on the ASX website (PDF 23KB).
Listed entities are referred to
Chapter 4 (PDF
108KB) and Chapter
5 (PDF 68KB) of the Listing Rules, and
Listing Rule 17.5
(PDF 75KB), in relation to their periodic reporting obligations.