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  1. Cash advance not a loan, court hears

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A former senior banker who founded a company that is accused of unlicensed moneylending argued in court yesterday that no other common law jurisdiction categorised its cash-advance product as a loan. Richard Grainger, a 40-year-old Briton who is a former senior director of Barclays Capital, testified in Eastern Court that no research he conducted ...

  2. Government sues IT firm over data system

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Ng The government is suing for HK$120 million a company responsible for establishing a data system for the Social Welfare Department. In a writ in the Court of First Instance, the secretary for justice alleged that HP Enterprise Services had failed to remedy a breach of a US$5.6 million contract in 2004 to set up the system by November 2005. In 2006, the government rejected ...

  3. Investors to miss out in new class action system

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for investors. The Law Reform Commission announced yesterday that in the initial implementation stage of the class action system, only consumers would be able to combine to take multi-party complaints to court. It did not give a timeline for the eventual inclusion of investors. But the commission also suggested the establishment of a class action fund, as well as an expansion of legal aid schemes ...

  4. Pitch heightens for whistle-blower system

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... being sacked. But that is changing. Last week, a Hong Kong court heard the case of a KPMG manager accused of bribery, a case that arose from a subordinate blowing the whistle on what he suspected was illegal activity. The manager was acquitted on Thursday, but the whistle-blower system at the accounting firm worked as it was designed to. In the United States, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ...

  5. Two-tier licensing system lets fixed-line carriers make call

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... system has been proposed, with operators marketing services as replacements for traditional phones required to meet service quality standards similar to those set for fixed-line carriers. ... a series of court defeats, most recently over local access charges, the telecoms regulator is likely to be wary of aggressively forcing the pace of change. Still, ultimately the market ...

  6. BEA courts partner for yuan credit cards

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... declining to provide further details. UnionPay operates the mainland's national bank card payment system. Under the rules, a Hong Kong bank must be a member of the mainland credit-card ... BEA's admission to UnionPay and its issuance of yuan credit cards were being held concurrently. He also said there would be little problem for the bank's computer system to link up ...

  7. Ex-boss lost clients $72m, court hears

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

    ... The ex-director of a securities company lost almost $72 million of his clients' money when he sold their shares to raise cash to keep his firm afloat, a court heard yesterday. Au Wai-man, 50, former dealing director of Win Successful Securities, yesterday pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to one charge of conspiracy to defraud. Mr Justice Louis Tong Po-sun ...

  8. PCCW plans appeal after court rejects attempt to block survey on access fees

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a Court of First Instance ruling yesterday that rejected its application for a judicial review seeking to halt a regulatory consultation on a fixed-mobile convergence proposal. The Office of the Telecommunications Authority has been gathering public opinion on its plan to end the system under which mobile operators pay PCCW and other fixed-line firms for access to their networks without receiving ...

  9. A US$108b bank swindle that just had to fail

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Court heard that the three claimed the documents were issued in 1948 by Overseas Trust Bank- which was only established in 1955. Police were alerted and the three were arrested on June 4 after ... the bank to pay more than US$108 billion between April 25 and June 4. Deputy Judge William Lam Kui-po passed a term of 39 months on mainlander Ma Ping, 32, who told the court the documents had been ...

  10. Dubai courts mainland firms in week-long tour

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... could now transfer some of this knowledge to the mainland as it modernises its much larger financial system. ...




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