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  1. CNOOC and the curious case of Cuddle's combustible cliff

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... In November 1973, the Southern Evening Echo, a local paper in the English county of Dorset, ran a headline that was certain to grab readers' attention. 'The day the earth caught fire', screamed the 28-point print above a story that detailed ...

  2. Octopus case might collapse

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of the Small Claims Tribunal, told claimant Wong Wing-kit yesterday that if he failed to submit sufficient evidence to prove his case by November 30, he would lose. 'You may be looking ... channels, but this is a civil case, not criminal case, the burden of proof is only on a balance of probabilities, the judge can draw an inference if there were proof that Octopus did transfer ...

  3. The case for increasing the supply of land

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is sometimes billed as having the world's freest economy. Whether that is true in general or not, it is certainly not the case in one key sector: property. Far from being ... if they put pressure on wages to rise. Indeed, for some ordinary families, the cost of owning a comfortable home is becoming a distant dream, or in some cases, a financial nightmare. Those who ...

  4. UBS case puts HK in US tax dodge spotlight

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... it is a popular site for offshore tax evasion schemes. Hong Kong shell companies or bank accounts were involved in more than half the tax evasion cases against American UBS clients made public so far. Of the 16 cases publicised by prosecutors since the US began investigating UBS, nine have involved Hong Kong entities. Panama, Singapore, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Mexico ...

  5. Little hope regulators will act on Ernst & Young case

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam So is the regulator going to do anything about Ernst & Young following the Akai Holdings scandal? That is the question being asked loud and clear about town and which has revealed itself in angry messages in my e-mail inbox this week. ...

  6. A case of I thrill you later for Citic

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan When state-backed conglomerate Citic Pacific made a wrong-way bet on the Australian dollar last year, heads rolled and the potential losses were counted in the billions. Now the company's parent, Citic Group, could be poised to make a moun ...

  7. Judge dismisses public knowledge claim in Du case

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu District Court Judge Andrew Chan Hing-wai yesterday dismissed claims that market rumours, news stories or analyst reports could turn inside information allegedly obtained by a former Morgan Stanley Asia executive into publicly known information. ...

  8. 3 lawyers convicted in Shanghai Land case

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Three lawyers are among six convicted in a fraud case linked to a HK$2.15 billion bank loan taken out by disgraced Shanghai tycoon Chau Ching-ngai to finance a takeover bid. The six had defrauded the Hong Kong stock exchange, the Securities and Futures Commission, and existing and potential shareholders of imGo in a joint announcement with the purchaser, Chau's ...

  9. Government takes over insurer in forgery case

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Peter So

    ... Paggie Leung and Peter So The government has appointed managers to take over running an insurance company suspected of forging receipts and at risk of going bust. The firm is thought to have insured nearly half the city's taxi owners. Commissioner of ...

  10. Watchdog to select minibonds case soon

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Yin-hing yesterday on when the watchdog would select a case, and its progress on dealing with the 7,000 complaints the party had referred to it about the sale of Lehman Brothers derivatives. Some ... derivatives. Investors claim the products were mis-sold as low-risk. The council has been sorting through complaints to single out cases suitable for help from its legal action fund, and has identified ...




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