The Listing Committee has delegated to the Executive Director — Listing the power to approve any application for listing of debt securities under Chapter 37 (debt issues to professional investors only) and any application issued or guaranteed (in the case of guaranteed issues) by the following issuers or (in the case of guaranteed issues) guarantors:—

i) States;
ii) Supranationals;
iii) State corporations;
iv) banks and corporations having an investment grade credit rating; and
v) issuers whose equity securities are listed on the Exchange and which have a market capitalization, at the time of the application, of not less than HK$5,000,000,000.