"There are complex legal, privacy and operational issues involved," the bureau said in a statement late Thursday. "We believe that we should not rush to solutions without giving more time for the community to build consensus on those issues."

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Online:

FSTB statement: http://bit.ly/ZCKlpL

Companies Registry: http://www.icris.cr.gov.hk/csci/

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