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  1. World Bank rebuked for boosting loans to 'corrupt' Indonesia

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poverty and corruption should disqualify it from any more funding. The World Bank said yesterday that Indonesia now qualified for a higher cache of loans of between US$450 million and $850 million because the bank wants to support the Indonesian government's proposals for tackling corruption and developing poverty strategies. Under the new programme, Indonesia could qualify for as much ...

  2. Global manhunt highlights exit of corrupt officials

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi The international pursuit of fugitive Chinese bankers has drawn fresh attention to an exodus of corrupt financial officials and highlighted China's uphill battle in cleaning up a banking system riddled with corruption and mismanagement. According to reports in the official media, around 4,000 officials- most of them bankers, fund managers and officials ...

  3. Business - Economy - GREECE

    Greece's slippery tax dodging professionals

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Phillip Inman The sums of all fears: tax dodging goes professional There is a good reason for Greece to stay in the euro: to combat corruption. The country is riddled with it, and needs ... the single currency, they would still be left with a corrupt economy, much of which strengthens the power of unions and trade associations. City economists tend to ignore the problem. They have ...

  4. Investment firm officials fined for insider trading

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The China Securities Regulatory Commission has fined three officials of investment companies for insider trading, in the hope of deterring market manipulation. The CSRC announced Thursday that Deng Jun and Qu Li, two senior official ...

  5. Insider dealing poses challenge for prosecutors

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle, Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu, Peter Brieger and Cliff Buddle The prosecution of suspected insider dealers in criminal courts provides a strong deterrent but also makes it more difficult for investigations to succeed, according to a regulator, lawyers and academics. Guilt mu ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government website yesterday. 'The Hong Kong public detests graft, believing a clean society is crucial to the city's overall development, an Independent Commission Against Corruption survey has found,' the press release stated. 'Some 80 per cent of 1,500 respondents indicated a zero-tolerance stance against corruption in Hong Kong, while 99.2 per cent agreed keeping ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Henry Tang close to his drink-by date Central government officials must be torn between wringing their hands in despair and splitting their sides with laughter at the mess chief executive hopeful Henry Tang has got himself into. His vagueness ...

  8. Millions of small investors get protection

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com A new department to protect the interests of 72 million individual investors has been set up by the mainland's securities regulator, which is likely to roll out more policies to allow small players to seek comp ...

  9. Rethink role of Market Misconduct Tribunal

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu With the first two insider traders sentenced to jail terms last week, perhaps it is time for the government to rethink the role of the almost-forgotten Market Misconduct Tribunal. Before 2003, insider trading was not treated as a criminal offenc ...

  10. Issue much too sensitive all round

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The devil is in the details may be an old saying, but for the government it holds special relevance as it continues with the lengthy task of reforming company listing rules. For the past decade-and-a-half, the Hong Kong government has sought to ...




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