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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. 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 ...

  3. 92 held over factory investment scam

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Police in Shenzhen have arrested 92 people linked to an investment company that allegedly cheated people from Hong Kong out of 37 million yuan (HK$43.8 million) by getting them to invest in a chemical fertiliser factory. The company's head office, in Dongmen, was searched by police and mainland finance authorities on Wednesday. Fourteen premises were raided and 92 ...

  4. Court told of US$13m global investment scam

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Eight people landed in court yesterday for their part in a US$13 million fraudulent investment scheme that involved a long list of investors from 50 countries around the world, including 5,121 from Hong Kong. The District Court said a Hong Kong investment fund called SMFund was at the heart of the scam, which was run like a pyramid scheme. The fund was set up in 2006 ...

  5. Top court rejects couple's appeal for tax break on investment losses

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A couple who lost appeal after appeal over their claims that heavy losses from their securities investment should be tax-deductible saw their latest legal bid thrown out of court yesterday. Jacky Lee Yee-shing and his wife Yeung Yuk-ching essentially exhausted all legal avenues when the Court of Final Appeal upheld in January 2008 an Inland Revenue decision against ...

  6. Failure to invest in updating flawed laws 'hurting Hong Kong'

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Hong Kong's lack of investment in law reform is affecting its status as a financial and commercial centre. That's the view of the chairman of the Independent Financial Advisers Association, Glenn Turner, who warns: 'Our law is becoming more and more archaic and uncertain. Hong Kong needs law reform, and lots of it.' The Law Reform Commission was run ...

  7. Police arrest 13 in HK over regional lottery and investment scam

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The euphoria of believing they had hit the jackpot turned quickly to despair for the victims of a regional lottery and investment scam. More than 160 people- most of them Chinese- ... the mainland, Taiwan, countries in Southeast Asia, and Australia- telling them they had made their fortune by winning the lottery or through an investment. Targets were asked to pay ...

  8. Investment consultant jailed for fraud

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A former Sun Hung Kai Commodities investment consultant was jailed for four years yesterday for defrauding four clients of HK$3.56 million. Poon Ting-kei, 30, had pleaded not guilty in the District Court to three counts of fraud. In passing sentence, Deputy Judge Amanda Woodcock said the crime was a scam built on a web of lies. The Securities and Futures Commission ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Building height rules are unfair and will discourage investment

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

    ... Hong Kong to emerge as a leading international investment centre with investor trust and confidence based on rational and fair policies. The Town Planning Board's recent announcement ... in detail so a fair and balanced plan can take shape. Hong Kong's reputation as a centre of investment depends on it. Richard Wright, Mid-Levels ...




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