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Operating Rules for Securities Firms Handling Margin Purchases and Short Sales of Securities  CH

Amended Date: 2019.02.12 
Categories: Securities Exchange Market > Margin Transaction
Article 23     The margin purchases and short sales of TWSE or TPEx listed securities which have been suspended pursuant to the preceding article will resume under the following circumstances from the business day following the date of public announcement, except where the trading method has altered or trading has halted under subparagraph 1 of the preceding article, in which event the margin purchases and short sales will resume from the date the trading method or trading resumes, or where the Surveillance Operations Oversight Committee of the TWSE or TPEx has resolved to suspend the margin purchases and short sales, in which event the margin purchases and short sales will resume from the time the disposition period ends:
  1. The TWSE or TPEx will immediately announce publicly the resumption of margin purchases and short sales upon the elimination of the cause for suspension under subparagraph 1, 2, 3 or 8 of the preceding article.
  2. If the circumstance in subparagraph 4 of the preceding article occurs, the TWSE or TPEx will immediately announce publicly the resumption of margin purchases and short sales if, on the fifth business day after the deadline to publish and file the annual financial reports and financial reports for the first, second and third quarters of each fiscal year, a review of the latest financial reports that are published and filed as required reveals that the net asset value per share has restored to par value or above or, in the event of a TWSE or TPEx primary listed company with no face value or in the event of a par value per share other than NT$10, the financial reports indicate no accumulated losses.
  3. If the circumstance in subparagraph 5 of the preceding article occurs, the TWSE will immediately announce publicly the resumption of margin purchases and short sales of the Taiwan depository receipts if, on the last business day of the third month after the deadline to make a public notice and to make a filing with the competent authority, TWSE or securities market as required by the laws and regulations of the country of the foreign issuer and the country of listing, a review by the TWSE of the latest annual consolidated financial reports audited and certified by the CPA or biannual consolidated financial reports reviewed by the CPA indicates no accumulated losses.
  4. If the circumstance in subparagraph 6 of the preceding article occurs, the TWSE will announce publicly on the following business day the resumption of margin purchases and short sales of the Taiwan depository receipts after the number of listed units restores to 60 million or above.
  5. If the circumstance in subparagraph 7 of the preceding article occurs, the TWSE or TPEx will announce publicly on the following business day the resumption of margin purchases and short sales when for six consecutive business days there has been no cumulative reported amount of defaulting single-day trades that is at least NT$10 million, and the balance of margin purchases or short sales of the last of the above six business days is under 15% of the number of such TWSE or TPEx shares or units.