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China arrests two foreign fraud investigators in GSK probe

China has arrested two foreign fraud investigators, whose firm did work for GlaxoSmithKline. Photo: Xinhua

China has formally arrested a husband-and-wife team of fraud investigators, one British and one American, diplomats said on Thursday, whose firm did work for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) which is facing a bribery probe.

Thursday, 22 August, 2013, 10:32pm

Britain plugs loophole in Hong Kong drivers' licence agreement

Under an agreement between Hong Kong and Britain, a driver who holds a licence in one place can normally obtain a licence from the other without further examination.

More than 200 Hong Kong drivers have been barred from obtaining a British licence without taking a test, after Britain tightened requirements for a reciprocal arrangement that allows for direct exchange of licences.

17 Jun 2013 - 7:30am 4 comments

The 'vanishing bosses' scam and other Hong Kong hustles

Young people hoping to get a job were instead victims of an identity theft which saw dud cheques issued in their names.

Young people hoping to get a job were instead victims of an identity theft which saw dud cheques issued in their names.

17 Jun 2013 - 8:56am

CSRC tightens rules to crack down on fraud

New CSRC chairman Xiao Gang

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.

8 Jun 2013 - 3:39am

Japanese investor's writ claims HK$111m swindle

Japanese investor's writ claims HK$111m swindle

A businessman is claiming damages of more than HK$100 million in a Hong Kong court from two companies and two Japanese men in an alleged investment scam.

12 May 2013 - 7:55am

SEC sues Chinese video firm Subaye for fraud

SEC sues Chinese video firm Subaye for fraud

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing Chinese video-advertising and entertainment company Subaye for fraud, saying it has an "imaginary business" and has misled investors about its financial prospects and revenue.

10 May 2013 - 2:36am

'No rules broken' in cross-lease of flats in Mak case

Joseph Wong Wing-ping

Former secretary for the civil service Joseph Wong Wing-ping was called by former development minister Mak Chai-kwong to testify in a housing allowance fraud trial involving Mak and assistant highways director Tsang King-man.

8 May 2013 - 7:42am

Mak, Tsang to answer subsidy fraud case

Former development minister Mak Chai-kwong arrives for the ruling at the District Court in Wan Chai yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

A judge ruled yesterday that former development minister Mak Chai-kwong and assistant highways director Tsang King-man had a case to answer in their housing subsidy fraud trial.

7 May 2013 - 5:40am

Hong Kong must protect corporate whistle-blowers to check fraud

Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong has a history of taking the right steps to investigate and prosecute cases of alleged corporate fraud, but there is still room for improvement in its approach to anti-fraud defences.

7 May 2013 - 8:49am 1 comment

Ex-minister Mak Chai-kwong's flat buyer says she never met him

Mak Chai-kwong. Photo: Dickson Lee

Agnes Hai Chui-kuen told the District Court she did not meet Mak and his wife Wong Lai-king all along, from viewing the property to signing the sales and purchase agreement.

3 May 2013 - 5:40am

Employers and insurers hire private eyes to probe sick-leave scams

Kelvin Ko

The managing director of investigation firm Verity Consulting, Kelvin Ko Chiu, said sick leave claims involving private companies and their insurers now accounted for more than 50 per cent of his cases, up from 20 per cent 10 years ago when he entered the profession.

2 May 2013 - 7:25am

Scamming sick days may end in jail term

Paul Tang Kwok-wai, Civil service minister. Photo: Edward Wong

Several cases involving alleged sick leave scams - in government departments or private companies - have ended up in court over the past few years.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am

Renovator guilty of defrauding Cecil Chao

Cecil Chao Sze-tsung. Photos: May Tse

Or King-lui, 47, was found guilty of nine counts of fraud carried out while he worked on Villa Cecil, where Chao lives, and Cheuk Nang Lookout.

1 May 2013 - 5:40am

Tsang 'unable to find' legal document for flat swap

Former development secretary Mak Chai-kwong arrives at the District Court in Wan Chai to face fraud charges. Photo: Dickson Lee

Assistant highways director Tsang King-man prepared a declaration of trust to protect the interests of former development minister Mak Chai-kwong in a flat swap the two undertook, a court heard yesterday.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am

IMM faces fraud claim over 'bogus' customers

Thomas Quinn, Chairman and Executive Director of International Mining Machinery. Photo: SCMP

Anonymous Analytics has accused International Mining Machinery (IMM), a mainland coal-mining equipment maker formerly listed in Hong Kong, of committing fraud by claiming a customer base Anonymous Analytics describes as bogus.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:43am