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Market Transparency Requirements for Information Vendors

Applicable to Market Data Vendor Licence Agreement (Single Licence)

The following requirements apply to information vendors (IVs) that provide real-time and/or delayed market data services to subscribers:

  1. IVs are required to indicate clearly in their product/service brochures if their information services are real-time or delayed.

  2. Where applicable, IVs are required to set out the minimum line bandwidth requirements, technical requirements and/or the preferred models of end-user devices for their information services and make such information available to their customers.

(Please note that all approved securities market data, derivatives market data and issuer information services provided by the IVs and their key attributes are published on HKEX website under “Market Data Services > Real Time Data Services > Data Licensing > Market Data Vendor Licence > Information Vendor List” for public reference.)

Updated 25 May 2012