The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking public comments on a proposed amendment to the Securities and Exchange Act B.E. 2535 (1992) (SEA) in the part related to the preparation and submission of financial statements of listed companies to enhance flexibility and accommodate future changes in the capital market landscape.
SEC is proposing to amend the SEA in the part related to the preparation and submission of interim financial statements of listed companies. The amendment would allow SEC to have more flexibility in issuing regulations on disclosure of interim financial information, including the requirements on format, frequency and period of preparation and submission of interim financial reporting. Currently, SEC is not planning to amend the regulations related to preparation and submission of interim financial statements* of listed companies. However, SEC deems it is necessary to propose amendment to the SEA to enhance flexibility and accommodate future changes suitable for the Thai capital market landscape. Over the past years, foreign studies have shown that many foreign capital markets have revised their regulatory frameworks on disclosure of interim financial information to ensure that such information will best benefit investors in terms of information adequacy, accuracy and timely availability.
The consultation paper is available on the SEC website at https://www.sec.or.th/EN/Pages/PB_LISTVIEW.aspx . Stakeholders and interested parties are welcome to send comments and suggestions via the website or email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. The public hearing ends on 15 March 2021.
*Interim financial statements are quarterly financial statements and semi-annual financial statements.