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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    US whistle-blower Bradley Birkenfeld gets US$104m in UBS tax evasion case

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... voluntarily disclosed offshore accounts to the IRS, generating more than US$5 billion. The UBS case led to an erosion of the use of Swiss bank secrecy by wealthy Americans to cheat the IRS. At least ...

  2. Kissel tells of suicide bid and admits affair

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... reminding her that she was a banker's wife. The case continues before Mr Justice Michael Lunn today. ...

  3. Is ditching US peg a basket-case idea?

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... years. 'I have never seen a 'basket-linked' currency regime work effectively. In most cases, it is only a smokescreen to disguise policymakers' manipulation of the value of their local currency for political and economic purposes. I have never seen a case of a currency basket that is not arbitrary, inconsistent and secretive,' he said. But Chan agreed with the need ...

  4. Discretion the better part of diplomacy in Chen case

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Steve Tsang Quiet diplomacy has long received short shrift from China when addressing human rights issues. The case of Chen Guangcheng, however, marks a significantly more sophisticated approach to its negotiations with the US. If both sides maintain their composure, Chen and his family will soon be allowed to leave for the US, a striking reflection of how the two countries' ...

  5. Activist's case casts shadow on talks

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be drawn into the controversy and have declined to confirm whether Chen has taken sanctuary in the US Embassy in Beijing- as claimed by his supporters. Analysts said the case would put China's human rights record under the spotlight again, and Clinton may press Chen's case and human rights issues during the talks, which Beijing may take as interference into its internal affairs. ...

  6. News - World

    CIA paying millions to AT&T for phone records, says report

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... in accordance with laws in the United States and in foreign countries. “In all cases, whenever any governmental entity anywhere seeks information from us, we ensure that the request and our response ...

  7. News - World - US DEFENCE

    Nuclear arms stockpile requires overhaul, US officials say

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters in Washington

    ... to recapitalise our nuclear deterrent force and its supporting infrastructure.” In addition to modernising 1970s-era weapons, in some cases replacing 1960s-model vacuum tubes with current-day electronics, ...

  8. How the case unfolded

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... known to sell fake Asian antiquities. October 28, 2005 The consumer fraud case reaches a settlement in which Thesaurus Fine Arts agrees to reimburse customers, and also to pay about US$350,000 ...

  9. Zimbabwe guns bolster case for small-arms pact

    Posted Apr 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The arms trade is older than the gun itself and is not without moral hazard. The buyer may misuse arms for internal repression or external aggression. They may even end up using them against the seller. One notable example is the sale by the United States ...

  10. Asia no longer an economic basket case if US sneezes

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Yantian container traffic drops amid US downturn Post headline Well, yes and no, and perhaps we were asking the figures to show us what we expected to see. Yes, container throughput at Yantian has edged down a little so far this year, judging by prelimina ...




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