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  1. Foreigners banned from investing in Chinese villas

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Beijing has moved to outlaw foreign investment in the construction and management of villas on the mainland- though the definition of a villa remains to be clarified. In an amendment to foreign investment rules just published by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Commerce, villa construction and management ...

  2. Nurse jailed for HK$7m investment swindle

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A nurse yesterday was ordered to spend 30 months behind bars after she admitted deceiving six people out of HK$7.28 million in an investment scam. Eva Wong Wai-yin, 29, was jailed on five charges of fraud after pleading guilty last October. The District Court heard yesterday that Wong had defrauded the victims by forging monthly statements of investment accounts. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif will inherit a country torn by terror and turmoil

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by SYED FAZL-E-HAIDER

    ... community expects a resolution to the growing energy crisis and improvements to law and order, to bring back foreign investment. The worsening law and order situation will be the biggest challenge ... The country's current account deficit continues to widen, while foreign investment is declining. There are fears that Pakistan could default in the next few months. Short term, the government will have ...

  4. HSBC drawn into US tax hunt in India

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... states US citizens must pay US tax wherever they live. 'The ability to hide accounts in foreign countries is rapidly dwindling,' said John DiCicco, deputy assistant attorney general ...

  5. Victimised foreign helpers face uphill struggle when seeking justice

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Your articles concerning injustices to overseas domestic helpers ('Maids get raw deal in labour tribunal', and 'Helper's wages case drags on after eight months', August 5) should be observed and action taken on behalf of the maids ...

  6. Court to rule on foreign helpers' residency today

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The Court of Appeal will hand down its judgment today on the government's appeal against a controversial ruling giving foreign domestic helpers ... was unconstitutional because it excluded foreign domestic helpers from being 'ordinarily resident' in Hong Kong. But the case was not about discrimination, he said. The judicial review was instigated ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY DIGEST

    City Digest, October 9, 2012

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Girl, mum stable after Jiangxi crash kills five A 10-year-old Hong Kong girl and her mother remained in Ganzhou City People's Hospital last night after a car crash in Jiangxi province on Sunday that claimed the lives of the father, 14-year-old brothe ...

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    Wen's lawyers in spotlight for rebuttal of NYT story

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui and Keith Zhai

    ... with investments, mergers and acquisitions, and setting up joint ventures and foreign-owned enterprises. Bai has also provided legal service, in the area of intellectual property, for big multinational ... rights, inbound investment, real estate, anti-dumping, sports law and dispute resolution. Wang Weidong is a managing partner of the Grandall Law Firm in Beijing, and he specialises in corporate ...

  9. Fake job agency busted in foreign workers racket

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Janet Gu janet.gu@scmp.com Immigration authorities have smashed a forgery syndicate that ran an 'agency' which provided fake documents to help foreign workers enter the city ... The agency, in the Ho King Commercial Centre, Mong Kok, is accused of matching each foreign applicant with an 'employer' and forging documents required to make a domestic helper application. ...

  10. Striking a balance

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Are there restrictions to buying property in Singapore? In order to strike a balance between helping Singaporeans buy a stake in the small city-state and attracting foreign investment and talent, the nation has some restrictions on foreigners buying property through the Residential Property Act. According to the Singapore Land Authority, a foreign person ...




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