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  1. Property - International - REGULATION

    Britain's cooling measures to hit property price growth

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Peggy Sito, Bloomberg

    ... Peggy Sito and Bloomberg peggy.sito@scmp.com UK cooling measures to hit price growth The Bank of England’s move to tighten mortgage lending criteria will act as a drag on price growth ... of new mortgages, with effect from October. The committee added in a key report that banks should apply a stress test to determine that borrowers can afford mortgage repayments, should ...

  2. Property - International - REGULATION

    Curbs on funds transfer could hurt Chinese investment in overseas property

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:48am by Peggy Sito

    ... on the mainland when they come to buy overseas properties at exhibitions in Hong Kong," said the agent, who asked not to be named. "Some of them pay cash, while others have arranged mortgages from mainland banks. They seldom need services from Hong Kong banks or mortgage consultancy services provided by developers. "I believe our business will be hit." However, the first ...

  3. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    UK launches investigation into GlaxoSmithKline in wake of graft probes

    Posted May 28th 2014, 09:35am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Serious Fraud Office launches formal criminal investigation into the leading British drug company's sales practices in several countries Britain probes GSK after bribery claims The British Serious Fraud Office has opened formal criminal investigation into the commercial practices of GlaxoSmithKline in "numerous" countries. ...

  4. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Tribunals handing out demerit points could protect investors

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:24pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Incompetence is as dangerous as fraud, and could be handled in same way as bad driving Demerit system would help regulators protect investors In 1770, the British executed Admiral John Byng for losing a battle against the French. Voltaire said about the case: "It is wise to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others." The British won ...

  5. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    China auditors set to appeal against US judge's ban

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:50am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Accounting firms seek to reverse ruling barring them 6 months for obstructing fraud probes China auditors set to appeal against US judge's ban An appeal ... after they stymied investigations of possible accounting fraud. The Securities and Exchange Commission will have to weigh the punishment just as US and Chinese regulators make strides ...

  6. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    China-linked firms among 255 US shell companies suspended by SEC

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 10:53am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com US regulator suspends 255 shell companies, including China-related firms, in latest crackdown on 'pump and dump' schemes Anti-fraud move hits China firms China-related firms are among the 255 shell companies recently suspended by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to prevent a form of fraud made famous in the movie, ...

  7. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    China to step up international co-operation in fight against tax evasion

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 05:29am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the amount in 2008, the tax administration said. It has reported four cases of tax fraud on the mainland in recent days, including 66.9 million yuan (HK$85.8 million) of evaded taxes in Jilin province's healthcare sector and a 23.27 million yuan export tax rebate fraud in Sichuan province. "As the next step, the taxation administration will rigorously investigate major cases of tax ...

  8. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    CSRC tightens rules to crack down on fraud

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Mainland securities watchdog unveils new guidelines for initial public offerings CSRC tightens rules to crack down on fraud The mainland securities regulator plans to restrict share issuers and major holders from selling their stocks at below the initial public offering price as part of new rules aimed at cracking down on fraud and protecting investors. ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Surge in personal loans spurs HKMA order on stress tests

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:38am by KANIS LI

    ... to review personal loan exposures and approval procedures, and by March, bring them in line with the parameters set by the authority. The HKMA said that while the growth of property mortgage loans ... their personal loan business amid lacklustre demand for mortgage loans because of uncertainty in the property market. A senior bank executive, who asked not to be named, said: "Although the volume ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Royal Bank of Scotland fined US$612m for rate rigging

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 09:45am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the commission said. RBS Securities Japan has agreed to enter a plea of guilty to one count of wire fraud relating to yen Libor, the British bank said. RBS chairman Philip Hampton said: "This ... rules in line with reforms elsewhere. Hibor, which is used to set rates for everything from mortgages to credit card and personal loans, is fixed at 11am every working day, based on quotations ...




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