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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Businessman Balram Chainrai's ex-secretary faces 11 new counts of theft and fraud

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by CHRIS LAU

    ... of stealing about HK$46 million from businessman Balram Chainrai, the former owner of English soccer club Portsmouth, faces 11 new charges of theft and money laundering, a court heard yesterday. Chainrai's former secretary Tong Sze-kiu, 40, first appeared in court in March to face 19 counts of theft and fraud against Chainrai and other unidentified victims. Tong will face the new charges ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Soccer dream over for Hong Kong businessmen Carson Yeung and Balram Chainrai

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Ka-sing at City and Balram Chainrai, whose tenure at Portsmouth is over but who is still locked in a multimillion-dollar financial dispute with the club. Both have been dogged by controversy. ... then. Meanwhile, Portsmouth fans are possibly even more unhappy with Chainrai, 54, who they blame for their financial woes. They say he is standing in the way of a buyout that would put the club ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Chainrai in London court over soccer battle Hong Kong businessman Balram Chainrai faces a key date in London's High Court, with his company Portpin locked in a bitter battle over the future of the famous Portsmouth soccer club. The financially troubled club's administrator wants to force through ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Secretary faces HK$42m fraud charges

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Secretary faces HK$42m fraud charges A secretary who allegedly stole more than HK$42 million from Balram Chainrai, the former owner of English soccer club ... The charges allege that Tong, then Balram Chainrai's secretary, used his name to apply for credit cards from four different banks. She is accused of using those cards for her own payments. She ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... by lawmakers Emily Lau Wai-hing and Charles Mok, and end with a dance-a-thon at Statue Square in Central.   Chainrai's Portsmouth case back in court A case involving Hong Kong businessman Balram Chainrai and Britain's Portsmouth soccer club reaches London's High Court- again. Chainrai's company Portpin is locked in a bitter battle over the club's Fratton Park Stadium, ...

  6. Financial success of IPL shows cricket league has become a global player

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney When Portsmouth owner Balram Chainrai made his sojourn to India last week to speak to prospective investors in the club, he was going to a country where one sport ... over a six-week period makes what cricketers earn for playing Twenty20 matches an astronomical sum. With this in mind, Chainrai will be hopeful that Indian soccer lovers will also be dipping ...

  7. Chainrai joins waterfront Ferris wheel project

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Flamboyant Hong Kong businessman Balram Chainrai has thrown his considerable clout behind the Dubai-based company that wants to erect a giant Ferris wheel ... million. Chainrai the former owner of English Championship soccer side Portsmouth, revealed he would be supporting the Freij project. He will be participating both financially and in an advisory ...

  8. Chainrai's second Portsmouth takeover signed

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney It's official- Hong Kong businessman Balram Chainrai is Portsmouth owner for a second time. Chainrai (pictured) briefly owned the English club before they went ... fans had that he might have a late change of heart- they lost disappointingly 2-0 to Coventry in their first Championship match of the season last Saturday- disappeared when Chainrai confirmed ...

  9. English club's risky pitch to HK investors

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... some of it from Hong Kong, British media reports said. However, former Portsmouth owner Balram Chainrai warned Hong Kong investors to get involved in the business at their own peril. He said ... Square club, Chainrai was not impressed. 'Do not release any funds until you have done complete due diligence and understand the full scope of the deal,' he said. 'It may ...

  10. Hong Kong owners delight in 'derby' match

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Portsmouth's owner Balram Chainrai may have been fighting losing battles for months off the pitch, but one win for his side on the field will give him the most pleasure- ... Portsmouth 1-0 at St Andrews in August, but Chainrai was not involved with Pompey then. Now owner of the south coast side, he plans to make the most of their historic meeting. 'Balram has been ...




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