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  1. Beijing to expand tax reform trial

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com The mainland will expand a value-added tax (VAT) reform trial next month despite complaints about incomplete preparatory work that has caused businesses to end up paying more taxes in Shanghai. The State Council said the trial conducted in Shanghai since the beginning of this year would be expanded to 10 more cities and provinces, ...

  2. Plea for care in civil trial rulings

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The mainland's top court issued a notice this week, urging all courts to take special care when hearing cases touching on controversial topics such as private loans and the lease of farmland. In a notice entitled 'Strengthening Civil Trials to Protect People's Livelihood', the Supreme People's Court listed eight categories ...

  3. Banker cleared in minibonds trial

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A Bank of China manager accused of convincing two customers into buying HK$1.3 million worth of Lehman Brothers minibonds by misrepresentation was cleared in the District Court yesterday. Yet the judge commented that the p ...

  4. Mini-QFII scheme set for trial run to bolster troubled A-share market

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Regulatory Commission said a trial programme would be launched soon because the top regulators were determined to attract fresh capital abroad to bolster the troubled A-share market. Beijing had expected to start a trial run of the mini-QFII programme before the end of last year, but the liberalisation was delayed as regulators spent more time working out supervision of the capital flow ...

  5. Six securities firms start margin-lending, short-selling trial

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to take part in a trial programme for the derivatives. Citic Securities, the mainland's largest brokerage, said it would set aside 20 billion yuan in cash and equities for the business. ... Stanley said in a report that the overall market impact of the trial programme would be limited based on the six brokerages' small quota. Haitong Securities allowed investors to borrow shares ...

  6. Ex-broker in graft trial admits lying to SFC

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... yesterday that he provided false information to the Securities and Futures Commission during its investigation of the matter. Man Yui-fai, a former senior vice-president of HSBC Broking, is on trial ... Broking. The trial on the remaining charges continues today before Deputy District Court Judge Anthony Kwok Kai-on. ...

  7. Ex-bank worker faces trial on bribery charges

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A former Hang Seng Bank marketing supervisor will be tried in the Court of First Instance for allegedly accepting bribes to help two companies get credit arrangements worth more than HK$900 million between 1994 and 1998. Wong Tai-wai, 55, app ...

  8. Brokers picked for margin lending, short-selling trials

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The China Securities Regulatory Commission has picked 11 leading domestic brokerages for a trial run of margin lending and short-selling services and asked them to fast-track the preparations. Top securities firms including Citic Securities, Haitong Securities, Guotai Junan, Shenyin Wanguo and Everbright Securities were among the candidates in the trial ...

  9. Firms get back part of tax payments

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Shanghai tax authorities have begun refunding part of the taxes levied on business owners during a trial run in the city of a value added tax (VAT) ... officials and business owners. The fine-tuning comes amid heightened speculation that Beijing plans to expand the trial reform to other parts of the mainland. Shanghai authorities led the trial ...

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    UBS ex-trader Kweku Adoboli's tears in the dock

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in London

    ... wept yesterday as he told a jury that his "off-book trades" were done for the benefit of a bank that meant everything to him. Addressing the court for the first time since his trial ... been the subject of intense scrutiny during the trial, Adoboli described it as an accounting mechanism with a legitimate purpose. He said it consisted of holding some trades off-book ...




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