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  1. Securities watchdog to prosecute first criminal insider dealing case

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the SFC could not release the names involved as it was bound by the law that all information related to a criminal charge could only be read in court. The hearing will mark the first criminal ... outside Hong Kong's jurisdiction generally cannot be prosecuted. This may explain why it has taken the commission five years to initiate the first criminal charge after the law ...

  2. Disclosure law means bosses face HK$8m fine

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and merger news, a substantial change in financial results or sudden loss of assets. The new regulation is aimed at enhancing market transparency and matching international jurisdictions ... But the legislation is a watered-down version of the government's initial reform attempt in 2003 which proposed making non-disclosure a criminal offence carrying a jail term of 10 years and a fine ...

  3. Harsh light cast on listing sponsors

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... due diligence as the listing sponsor of Fujian-based clothes maker Hontex International. Trading in Hontex shares was suspended just three months after its listing after it was accused ... as an international financial hub,' said Donny Wong, executive director of Guotai Junan International and an investment banker in the city for more than a decade. 'It reminds sponsors to be more ...

  4. IIT Law stays in line with international best practices

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Since China passed the IIT Law in 1980, it has undergone a series of reviews. The IIT system has continued to evolve further with the central government adopting different tax ... with many other jurisdictions, the mainland government observed international practice by setting in place arrangements that avoided double taxation on overseas people working in the country. She ...

  5. Auditors want law change scrapped

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The accounting industry faces an uphill struggle as it battles to convince lawmakers to scrap a law change under which accountants could face criminal ... consider helping accountants seek an amendment but he had yet to make a final decision. 'The new law would be too tough because criminal liability would bar auditors from the industry forever. ...

  6. Judge backs S.F.C. over Tiger Asia

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or offices here. In the ruling statement, Judge Tang said securities law does not make criminal prosecution or a tribunal ruling a pre-condition for the SFC to seek from alleged market manipulators ... to wait for a criminal prosecution or a Market Misconduct Tribunal ruling on whether the hedge fund has committed insider trading before it can seek claims on behalf of investors from the fund. ...

  7. Business - Money - Money

    Plan to tighten regulation of money changers

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with international standards. Those who have criminal records or have gone bankrupt would not be qualified to be a foreign-exchange dealer or deal in money transfers, according to proposals aired yesterday. ... part of a package of anti-money-laundering proposals released yesterday for a three-month consultation. They include a plan for a law to give regulators more clout. The proposals mainly deal ...

  8. Money changers face closure threat

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and penalties. Some people also worry that they may face criminal prosecution because of a failure to comply with the new law unintentionally,' Shiu said. The new law is aimed at bringing Hong Kong ... with the police. The new law requires all firms to apply for licences from customs and applicants must have premises suitable to handle money services, while their owners and management must be fit ...

  9. Spirit of the law? It means the whim of a bureaucrat

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'They haven't actually broken the law, but they haven't acted according to its spirit,' British Treasury minister David Gauke told BBC Radio 4. ... before taking a stand against me in a matter where right and wrong is by no means clear. Note that Mr Gauke accused Barclays only of acting against the spirit of the law although using ...

  10. HK to gain from revised US tax law, expert says

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by using offshore accounts. The law was aimed at forcing these institutions to become quasi-auditors for the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But it fell foul of client confidentiality ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hong Kong stands to gain from recent amendments of a new US tax law that cracks down on non-US financial institutions that help Americans hide ...




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