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  1. Plea for care in civil trial rulings

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... negligence compensation, and marital and family disputes. It is not unusual for the Supreme People's Court to issue such working guidelines, but inclusion of private loans caught ...

  2. Faster court action on debt rulings urged

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At a top-level meeting on Monday, Supreme People's Court deputy chief Jiang Bixin said the country's judicial system should implement five measures to ensure swift implementation of verdicts ... The Supreme Court should also form a special team to oversee recoveries, he added, and the courts should be aware of the cases that could generate complications- such as those involving company ...

  3. Trio sought bank receipt for fake US bonds, court told

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li Three Taiwanese businessmen had tried to get HSBC officers to agree to store three fake US bonds with face values of US$100 million each, the District Court heard yesterday. ... on December 10 last year. They had told the bank's officers they wanted to store 250 US Federal Reserve Bonds, each with a face value of US$100 million, the court heard. However, three ...

  4. Bank gets stuck with drug-money buck

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... pass new laws against things it doesn't like but has few law enforcement powers. These powers are the prerogative of the two other branches of the US state- the judiciary (the Supreme ... laundering as proven fact without having obtained a conviction in a court of law. As a scapegoat for having failed in their own duties they pick on the bank. It is indeed justice worthy of a US ...

  5. Fibre firm is suing Goldman for losses

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In filings to the New York State Supreme Court on January 27, ABP claimed it bought securities that were riskier than had been represented because of Goldman Sachs' alleged misstatements ... The Taiwan-listed synthetic fibre producer is taking legal action in Hong Kong, claiming US$24 million in losses from derivative products it bought to hedge its exposure to currency fluctuations between ...

  6. Hontex told to pay back HK$1b to investors

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com A Hong Kong-listed company has been ordered to pay back more than HK$1 billion to investors after a landmark decision in the High Court. The ruling came after ... that these figures in the IPO prospectus were materially false.' High Court Judge Jonathan Harris yesterday granted the order for Hontex to make a repurchase offer to 7,700 investors who subscribed ...

  7. Court rejects call to ban hedge fund from market

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The Securities and Futures Commission suffered another setback in its legal battle against the US hedge fund Tiger Asia Management and its three senior executives after a Hong Kong court yesterday rejected the watchdog's application to ban them from trading in the local market. High Court Judge Jonathan Harris ruled the commission's ...

  8. Hua An accepts Lehman US$45m compensation

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the collapse of the US investment bank resulted in about US$90 million in losses to the fund. The Shanghai court heard the case in September 2009 but did not issue a verdict. The case was the first ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Shanghai-based Hua An Fund Management yesterday said that Lehman Brothers, its former foreign investment adviser, had agreed to pay US$44.89 million ...

  9. Mainland tycoon faces insider trading inquiry in US

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mainland-born entrepreneur who founded Hong Kong-listed shipbuilder China Rongsheng Heavy Industries is the subject of an insider-trading complaint filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC obtained an emergency US court order on Friday to freeze the assets of several share traders, including Zhang, for alleged illegal trading in connection with a US$15.1 billion takeover ...

  10. Mainland couple sue HSBC over US$5 million loss

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A mainland businessman and his wife are suing HSBC's Swiss private banking unit after losing more than US$5 million on high-risk investment products. In a writ filed with the High Court, Qi Weibao and his wife, Cheng Yicong, from Tianjin, claim false representation by bank employees led them to buy accumulators and equity-linked notes, losses ...




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