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  1. US emissions bill could cut China exports 20pc

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The World Bank forecasts that a planned United States law to cut carbon emissions could result in higher tariffs and slash Chinese exports to the country by up to 20 per cent. As part of a greenhouse gas reduction measure being considered in Washington, the government may grant free emission allowances to energy and trade-intensive industries in the US and require ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mafia extortion or double standard?

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Mafia extortion or double standard? The American extortion of Standard Chartered is nearly over. The British bank is ready to pay off, sorry I mean settle ... involved are traded overseas. That will be some double standard. ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the third runway by the Airport Authority's consultant Ove Arup which shows that failure to meet these new standards is a real possibility. The report says that, 'emissions from aircraft ... of better air quality standards it has proved exceedingly reluctant to say when it plans to introduce them. The reason for this reluctance becomes a lot clearer on reading an article by the Civic ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... agglomerator, which removes particle matter, but no scrubbers, which take out sulphur. The government is pressing the power companies to meet emission standards but it would appear that it only wants them to 'meet' these standards rather than to better them by a wide margin. That is, the Environment Bureau doesn't want them to improve their emissions too much, because ...

  5. Time to restore common sense, realism and ethical standards

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... However, an essential part of setting things right is to restore common sense, realism and ethical standards. That entails extra regulation where necessary and, as importantly, ensuring ...

  6. Lessons of crisis reflected in standards

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... professionals cannot ignore. Lam says the measures announced in September focus on strengthening global capital standards. They call for a stronger definition of capital, higher minimum requirements ... towards a global liquidity standard. 'The main aim of the conference is to disseminate the latest information, so that participants can be ahead of the curve,' says Lam, who has worked ...

  7. Setting ethical standards

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Eileen Lian

    ... Eileen Lian Ethical standards are becoming just as important to employers in the investment sector as competency in key areas. 'In order to stay competitive, investment professionals have to uphold ethical and professional standards, and provide clients with relevant, professional and credible advice,' says Ashvin Vibhakar, managing director of Asia-Pacific operations ...

  8. Move to raise standards of tax advisers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng More than 1,000 experienced tax professionals will be the first to be certified as tax advisers in Hong Kong later this year in an initiative aimed at introducing service and quality standards to the unregulated profession. The move by the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong underpins the need to benchmark tax professionals with international standards with a new certified ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - PROBE

    Deloitte chief hits back over 'diluted StanChart report'

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Standard Chartered hide transactions with Iran, saying charges by the top New York state banking regulator were "distortions of the facts". The New York State Department of Financial Services, in a case involving US anti-money laundering laws, said last week that Deloitte consultants omitted critical details in a report to regulators about Standard Chartered. The regulator cited ...

  10. Successive European scandals shock Chinese banks

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that consider the likes of HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank among the best models of internal control and risk management. This week, London-headquartered Standard Chartered became the latest financial institution to be caught up in a series of apparently illegal transactions, this time involving Iran. Standard Chartered yesterday rejected allegations from US regulators that it hid US$250 billion ...




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