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  1. Hontex challenges SFC case for IPO refund

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Suspended sports-fabric maker Hontex International Holdings has called on the High Court to reject a lawsuit from the securities regulator seeking to force ... by strong evidence. He told Mr Justice Jonathan Harris, the SFC allegation should be proven to a criminal standard (proof beyond reasonable doubt), rather than the less demanding civil standard. ...

  2. Insider trade watchdog a toothless old hound

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Insider trading may now be a serious criminal offence, but up until recently, many seemed to have regarded it as being no more serious than a parking ticket or littering fine. Seventy-one per cent of insider traders convicted by the largely toothless Insider Dealing Tribunal over the past 19 years refused to pay a combined HK$539 million in fines. The law was changed ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - SECURITY

    Xi Jinping's security commission to also tackle financial industry

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:30am by George Chen, Teddy Ng

    ... to other countries amid the growing trend for economic globalisation." Shi Yinhong, an international relations professor at Renmin University, said representatives from the financial sector ...

  4. What the SFC's new disclosure law discloses about the SFC

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to make this contrived offence a criminal one. The SFC wanted the power to send you to prison if you didn't think as its people think about investment matters. I wish I knew why ... another law to send new- issue sponsors to jail if they make fraudulent claims about the companies they sponsor. We already have perfectly good laws against fraud and these could serve the purpose ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - FUND MANAGEMENT

    Son-in-law of Chinese vice-premier sets up Hong Kong fund

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Nicholas Zhang has become the latest family member of a top mainland political official to start an asset management business in the city Vice-Premier Wang Yang's son-in-law recently ... being the son-in-law of a vice-premier, is himself a grandson of a late top Chinese leader who the sources declined to name. Zhang's wife also works in Hong Kong for a major European ...

  6. Egana insider trading conviction upheld

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The Court of Final Appeal yesterday rejected an application by Sammy Ma Hon-kit and his wife Cordelia Tso Kin-wah against their conviction for insider dealing in shares of Egana Jewellery & Pearls. It followed a 2009 rejection by the Court of Appeal and brings to an end the first indictable insider dealing prosecution since it was made a criminal offence ...

  7. Kudos for tougher IPO rules

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... on how sponsors should conduct their due diligence, say the people. The securities watchdog also plans to introduce tougher penalties for errant sponsors by making them liable for criminal ... represents the accountancy sector. 'Some countries such as Singapore have made misleading information a criminal offence. Hong Kong is lagging behind.' Lawmaker Chim Pui-chung, who ...

  8. Hontex told to pay back HK$1b to investors

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... sports fabric maker Hontex International Holdings used misleading information in its listing prospectus in 2009. It is the first time the Securities and Futures Commission has used section 213 ... are admitting any criminal contravention of this provision. However, the SFC said yesterday's agreement did not prevent it from taking criminal proceedings against Hontex over the misleading ...

  9. Chaoda drops 26pc on fears of misconduct

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... sentences, although they can be disqualified as directors. Insider dealing is both a civil and a criminal offence in Hong Kong. If the SFC believes a finding of insider dealing can be proven beyond reasonable doubt, it asks the Department of Justice to start criminal proceedings. If the regulator has weaker evidence, it sends the case to the tribunal. The tribunal first posted details ...

  10. Watered-down reform plan faces Legco fire

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the listing rules into law in 2003. Initially, it proposed that directors who breached the disclosure rule could face criminal charges carrying a maximum 10-year jail term and a HK$10 million fine. ... Enoch Yiu A watered-down version of market reform- one that proposes fines but not criminal charges against directors who fail to disclose price-sensitive information- has drawn fire from ...




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