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  1. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    US central bank faces an economic balancing act

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by DAVID BROWN

    ... in the long term to 3.75 per cent in June from May's 4 per cent reading. It was a classic case of the markets grasping at straws. The downgrade in the "expected" Fed funds rate could ... nifty juggling. Yellen is an accomplished communicator and is unlikely to drop any clubs on the market's head. It will be a case of "watch my lips". The message will be stronger ...

  2. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Firms face 'blockbuster' fines in US over bribery cases in China

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the attention paid to China in recent years, it is a safe bet some of those large settlements will involve conduct in China." Holtmeier said fines under the FCPA for individual cases could run ... of enforcement attention by US and Chinese authorities, as well as confidential cases seen by WilmerHale, there would be a number of FCPA cases involving China in the near future, Holtmeier said. ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - REGULATION

    Clean up buildings renovation sector, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors says

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:08am by Yvonne Liu

    ... vice-president of the surveyors' institute. "Currently, illegal cases of renovation work rely on criminal prosecution, but it is difficult to establish sufficient legal proof, so many cases ... The problem of repair contracts is getting serious." A spokeswoman for URA said it found more than 80 "unusual" cases out of 1,500 renovation works carried out under Operation Building ...

  4. Business - Commodities - REGULATION

    Taiwan's regulator calls for criminal investigation of Glaucus

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by BLOOM

    ... on the specifics of the case. Asia Plastic Recycling, a Taipei-listed foam-rubber maker, last month rejected as groundless Glaucus' allegations that its "financial numbers" were 90 per cent ... Plastic Recycling's financial statements before bringing a case against either party, according to Lai Wenping, a criminal lawyer at law firm Lee and Li. Access to documents, relating ...

  5. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Tribunals handing out demerit points could protect investors

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:24pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Admiral John Byng for losing a battle against the French. Voltaire said about the case: "It is wise to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others." The British won ... Commission (SFC) insider dealing case against US-based hedge fund Tiger Asia Management particularly important. Some commentators argue the SFC is being unnecessarily heavy-handed in its pursuit ...

  6. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    China's ban on overseas auditors raises concern over transparency

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of mainland and international accounting firms, the Ministry of Finance said. It added that in some cases investors blamed mainland accountants for mistakes which were instead made ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - REGULATION

    Hong Kong property cooling rules make strong case for 'buyer beware'

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... repayments on both loans would fall below the 50 per cent maximum rate allowed by the HKMA. However, he did not realise that the ratio had been cut to 40 per cent in the case of loans on the purchase ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Stress test shows Chinese banks relatively strong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... loans increase 400 per cent in the worst-case scenario, the People's Bank of China said in its annual financial stability report. The central government introduced stricter capital ...

  9. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Doubts over litigation investment fund

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... is protected by several layers of insurance that pay out if litigation fails. In one hypothetical illustration shown to clients, the fund backs four failed cases and returns 100 per cent of the principal to clients. According to the 2013 memorandum, the fund lends money to law firms at an annualised rate of 12 per cent to help finance cases. In the 2012 memorandum the rate quoted was 20 ...

  10. Business - Money - REGULATION

    'Through train' dispute risks voiced

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and mainland courts," he said. "Mainland and Hong Kong courts would need to work out how to solve the problems of cross-border shareholder disputes in the case of liquidation." ...




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