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Hong Kong gets tough on insider trading

Not so long ago insider trading was viewed as a matter best kept away from the courts because of difficulty in meeting the standard of proof required. A more aggressive stance by the Securities and Futures Commission has changed this perception.

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 4:45am

Authorities clash over control of PE funds

A tug of war has erupted between the mainland's securities regulator and top economic planning agency for control over the private-equity sector.

1 Apr 2013 - 4:04am

Three agencies to be responsible for food safety, down from 13

The reorganisation plan will see departments in charge of food safety from various government agencies integrated with the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) to create a single safety agency avoid overlaps and blind spots, a source familiar with the plan said.

6 Mar 2013 - 6:20am

US killer drones need judicial oversight

The US still struggles to reconcile security against terrorism with its core democratic values of the rule of law and respect for human rights. A reminder is an operational memo provided to senior members of congressional intelligence committees, lifting a veil of secrecy over the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in a remote-controlled US drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

9 Feb 2013 - 6:44am

A critical review of the financial development council's study

During their brainstorming, the [financial services development] council defined five areas of study, according to the council chairwoman. These include finding opportunities in the mainland, promoting the financial services industry overseas, training talent, further developing the financial sector and encouraging new and innovative businesses.

SCMP, January 23

27 Jan 2013 - 1:51am 1 comment

Hong Kong liquor board seeks medical backing for upstairs bar controls

With few examples to draw on from overseas, the government has turned to the medical profession to back its plan to control the numbers in upstairs bars.

The lack of international cases to refer to for safety regulations in bars located above ground level has made the ongoing review more difficult, one official said.

24 Dec 2012 - 10:06am

Hong Kong may have its own way around bankers' bonus caps

To most people, Christmas means presents. But to the banking industry, this Christmas may be more about Scrooge than Santa, warnings than gifts.

17 Dec 2012 - 12:02pm

There's no perfect cure for corruption

I must go to Finland sometime - to tour and learn. As a society, it seems to get many things right. Its students rank top in the latest Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

13 Dec 2012 - 3:14am 13 comments

Complaints over botched beauty treatments rise

A woman paid a hefty bill to have her nose raised and get a prettier face. But she ended up with cheeks of different sizes and a loss of facial facial sensation.

16 Nov 2012 - 3:58am

Cofco asset boost for Hong Kong unit seen moving slowly

Cofco, the mainland's largest food trader and processor, expects the injection of assets from its property companies into Hong Kong Parkview will take time due to strict scrutiny by mainland and Hong Kong regulators.

15 Nov 2012 - 5:46am