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  1. Money-laundering bill to cover wider range of crimes

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peggie Yuan Draft legislation that would broaden the definition of money-laundering crimes to include accepting bribes and other forms of corruption will go before the National ... the definition of money laundering under the existing Criminal Law was too narrow and needed to be expanded to include the 'upstream crimes' of corruption and bribe-taking. 'Article 191 ...

  2. Watchdog clamping down on bank crime

    Posted Jun 17th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The central government is examining ways to plug the legislative and judicial loopholes involving financial crimes, Liu Mingkang, chairman of the China Banking ... against financial- especially banking- crimes. Mr Liu said it was difficult to define what constituted such offences, in the absence of judicial and legislative interpretations of financial crimes ...

  3. Crime prompts stringent checks

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... offshore accounts. Banks and other financial institutions worldwide are under pressure from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to clearly establish details about their clients' financial activities. These 'know-your-customer' rules include establishing the residential address of the account holder ...

  4. More spy cameras on the way to curb crime

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

    ... Benjamin Wong The government is pressing ahead with installing cameras in parks to prevent crime, despite being forced to drop a similar plan in Lan Kwai Fong in 2002 after a public outcry. It has mounted cameras in 13 parks, including Victoria Park, and plans to install six more in coming months. Officials say the cameras have curbed crime, including gambling. The first ...

  5. Crime down but a fifth of public feel unsafe

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... and financial centres but not in residential areas,' he said. 'So when the public become the victim of crime, they cannot find policemen on the street. They have to make a 999 emergency call ... perspective of the respondents, who were older than 18, came as the latest crime figures show Hong Kong's overall crime rate dropped 8 per cent and the crime-solving rate rose 4.4 per cent last ...

  6. Growth in welfare fraud costs $31m

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Welfare fraud this financial year has cost the taxpayer $31 million, with the number of cases rising 26 per cent on the previous year. Social Welfare Department figures show there were 540 fraud cases from April 1 last year to January 31, compared with 430 in the whole of the 2003-04 financial year. Overpayments this financial year total $31.02 million, up 12 per cent ...

  7. Banks blamed for tighter regulations

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... analyst Michael Ong. 'The financial industry is being pressured into compliance that should have come naturally,' said Mr Ong, professor of the Stuart Graduate School of Business ... telecommunications firm. 'The conviction of Ebbers is an indictment of the financial industry, because the corporate world would not have been able to engage in these schemes without the help ...

  8. Splitting top SFC job will avert an accident waiting to happen

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the sort in which the policeman finds the loot in the burglar's hands and his fingerprints on a bedside drawer. Not only do financial crooks invariably have much more money to hire clever ... be demonstrated. The crime lies not in dealing. Dealers are expected to deal. It lies in dealing on the basis of information to which the dealer has privileged access and which he must not attempt to use ...

  9. Lifting the fog on nature of risk

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... given negligent advice, winning #219,890.25 ($3.08 million) in damages from investment advisory firm Barber Asia. Not only was it a rare case of a financial underdog coming out on top in court; ... care remains clear, the premise it is based on is less so. It has again put the spotlight on the foggier side of financial advice and the potential pitfalls faced by both investors ...

  10. Triad death throes

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... are expanding their reach in Hong Kong. When financial consultant Ben Ford was dragged out of a taxi and repeatedly hacked outside a Rugby Sevens party on March 21- losing part of his right hand ... jockey syndicates, but as Dr Chu points out, it only generates a meagre income for young gangsters. Triads are still reckoned to be responsible for 3 to 4 per cent of all crime in Hong Kong, ...




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