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  1. US brings the law to bear on Chinese graft

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... are going to be the biggest target.' The US is ramping up enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in Asia. The act was enacted in 1977 to criminalise the bribery of foreign ... the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act that involved China is: 27 ...

  2. China big factor in U.S. probes of graft

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com Some 10 per cent of investigations of companies for breach of the United States' Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in the past five years ... Chinese companies would find themselves in a more rigorous regulatory environment when they expand abroad because of the growing enforcement of laws against corrupt business practices. McNulty ...

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    UK bribery law will affect HK businesses

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 07:00pm by Irene Jay Liu

    ... not be concerned with implementing due diligence procedures- the burden will be on the UK entity. It's the same situation in relation to the [American Foreign Corrupt Practices Act].' Seib ... Practices Act, or FCPA, which bans the bribery of foreign officials. The UK's new law goes further, by also outlawing commercial bribes. UK firms may also be liable for acts of bribery ...

  4. Cracking down on corporate cheats

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Shobha Nihalani

    ... on bribery and corruption may still be at risk of prosecution by merely having peripheral dealings with American businesses, which are subject to much tougher laws. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ... American firms had operated for many years under the guidance of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 'Should companies from other parts of the world where standards are lower be required ...

  5. Business - Companies

    BHP faces possible action for corrupt practices

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 08:39am by Reuters

    ... for violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act can vary widely, depending on, among other factors, the extent and duration of the violations, the level of benefit the company received, ... Reuters in Melbourne BHP faces possible action for corrupt practices BHP Billiton said on Friday that US authorities have laid out grounds for possible enforcement action against the top ...

  6. HK firms face tough UK anti-bribery law

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ignorant of the new law or believe it will not affect them. But the act, effective from July 1, is considered to be even tougher than the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and its reach ... 'Indeed our expanded investigative capabilities are a reflection of heightened concern around the impending UK Bribery Act, as well as stepped-up enforcement of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices ...

  7. Firms urged to play by the rules when overseas

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in July, and the provisions of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) were strengthened. On September 15 last year, the US Congress passed a law that bans firms that violate FCPA provisions ... the World Bank could ban Chinese firms from tendering for its projects if they were found guilty of corrupt practices, he said. In September, the bank banned China First Metallurgical Construction, ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Beijing's antigraft crackdown forces foreign firms to rethink business practices in China

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 11:31am by George Chen, JOANNA CHIU

    ... Practical Law China Another hire by JPMorgan in China that is now the subject of interest is the daughter of a former senior railway ministry official, who was later arrested for corruption ... George Chen and Joanna Chiu Recent scandals have highlighted multinationals' hiring of princelings, putting pressure on Beijing to crack down on murky corporate practices Pruning ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doctors in private practice care little for the interests of the general public

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:23pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng criticises Medical Association's reluctance to support a plan to ease requirements for overseas doctors to practise here Doctors in private practice care little for the interests of the general public Over the years, doctors in local private practice have built up an empire of their own. The Hong Kong Medical Association, which claims a membership ...

  10. Property - International

    London house prices seen falling as BOE acts to cool market

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... Improving economic growth and record-low borrowing costs drove demand for homes, with cash-rich foreign buyers intensifying the pressure in London. Home prices in the capital jumped 26 per cent year ...




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