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  1. The tightening of the screws

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... combating international tax evasion one of his top priorities,' says Bruce Friedland, an IRS spokesman in Washington. 'He's committed to supporting ongoing offshore investigations ... Robert Keys thinks claims of US citizens using Hong Kong and Singapore for tax evasion may be overblown. So too does Harvey, who believes most US expatriates in the region will be unaffected. ...

  2. Rusal adds Robert Kuok as cornerstone investor

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick After months trying to add a famous Asian investor to its planned US$2 billion Hong Kong share sale, indebted Russian aluminium giant Rusal has signed up Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok as a cornerstone investor, according to people connected to the deal. Rusal was close to securing sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp as a long-term backer. However, this fell ...

  3. Sir Robert Hotung's great-grandson loses estate claim

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A great-grandson of Sir Robert Hotung yesterday lost his bid for a piece of the eminent Hong Kong businessman's estate. The Court of First Instance dismissed Sean ... left to Sir Robert's great-grandchildren included offspring who were not yet born at the time of the businessman's death in 1956. Mr Hotung, son of billionaire philanthropist Eric ...

  4. On the prowl for charity

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Roberts, and pole dancer Symone Corby. ...

  5. Diplomatic immunity must not be given lightly

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has received another visit from Zimbabwe's first lady. Grace Mugabe has every reason to feel welcome here, given the special treatment previously accorded her by the government. The African country may enjoy good relations with China, but t ...

  6. London gallery has local launch

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Sally Lo, Caroline Roberts, Andre Fu, Reina Chau and daughter Chelsea, Steve Leung and Pao Watari. ...

  7. Thursday Thinktank

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... in Central 3 Robert Mugabe's wife returns with diplomatic immunity... sadly, the only charges Hong Kong is interested in pressing are those on her credit cards 4 Central Market to be preserved ...

  8. Decision on Mugabe guards made 'after advice'

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The secretary for justice yesterday said the decision not to prosecute the bodyguards of Robert Mugabe's daughter was made after external advice that the case was borderline. However, pan-democrats accused Wong Yan-lung of avoiding responsibility and condoning attacks on journalists by bodyguards of public figures, who can later plead they were 'genuinely ...

  9. Mugabe guards case queried by legislator

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry A legislator has written to the secretary for justice challenging the decision not to prosecute bodyguards working for the daughter of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe for an alleged assault on two newspaper photographers. In her letter, Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, lawmaker for the legal sector, labels reports of the alleged assault 'disturbing' and calls ...

  10. All that's fine and sparkly

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Carol Yau King-shan, Frances Leung, Diana Kwok, Lydia Ma and Caroline Roberts. ...




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