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  1. Police, customs probe record pile of dirty money

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Clifford Lo

    ... not a rise in crime, but greater effectiveness of law enforcement. Banks and other financial institutions had been keeping a sharper watch for suspicious deposits and withdrawals, they said. ... that as an international financial centre, Hong Kong was highly aware its systems could be abused by criminals to launder the proceeds of crime. 'Hong Kong police will continue to enforce anti-money ...

  2. Revealed: blunder that allowed dissenting judge to sit on Japanese war crimes tribunal

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo To some Japanese nationalists, Judge Radhabinod Pal is a hero. Pal, India's representative at the war crimes tribunal marking the end of the second world war, earned a place in history as the sole dissenting voice on the tribunal that in 1948 found all 25 Japanese defendants guilty of Class-A war crimes. To his supporters, Pal understood that imperial ...

  3. Rape, murder and pickpocketing up, but the overall crime rate drops

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Hong Kong's crime rate fell for the first time in two years last month. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong yesterday reported an 11.4 per cent drop in overall crime for January compared with the same period last year, though there was a rise in rape, murder and pickpocketing. He said the decrease in the number of reports of shoplifting, theft from ...

  4. Beijing banks on Lize in bid to be financial centre

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... projects that will form the 5.25 square kilometre Lize financial district southwest of downtown Beijing. By 2020, the Beijing municipal government expects the area to be home to corporate headquarters, venture capitalists, equity investment funds, commodities exchanges and futures markets. The capital's leaders see the Lize business district as being a 'financial metropolis ...

  5. 'Godfathers' on trial in latest crime crackdown

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The China Youth Daily reports the brothers are accused of heading an organised crime group charged with murder, assault, gambling, illegal detention and gun possession. The gang has allegedly killed ...

  6. Talk of a world currency just financial pie in the sky

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland On Monday, the governor of China's central bank called for the adoption of a 'super-sovereign reserve currency' to replace the US dollar. His proposal triggered a vigorous debate among academic economists and financial pundits about the merits of an international currency, almost all of which was utter gibberish. At first, the concept ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Macau tycoon dismisses US agency's 'organised crime' claim Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun has dismissed as 'a joke' a recent report by a US gambling regulator which accused him of having 'ties to Asian organised crime'. Mr Ho yesterday stepped up his criticism of a report by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, released last ...

  8. War heroine finally gets financial help

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... of abandoning her as she faced financial hardship, with her income falling about A$200 (HK$1,200) a week short of her bills. On Wednesday, however, Prime Minister John Howard announced that Australia ...

  9. Financial forces righting perceived imbalance in product pricing

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and based on a value of 100 for June 1997, just before the Asian financial crisis caused most Asian currencies to collapse. It clearly shows a sharp appreciation of the Hong Kong dollar during ...

  10. Compelling case for Asian markets

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

    ... with healthy financial systems and solid fundamentals, remains attractive. Domestic demand is robust, supported by increasing affluence, low debt levels and high savings rates, Fidelity says. ...




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