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GSK, Rolls-Royce may be on British Serious Fraud Office's hit list

Britain's Serious Fraud Office plans to prosecute or fine some companies for engaging in bribery overseas, and analysts said some cases might involve mainland China, with GlaxoSmithKline and Rolls-Royce as likely targets.

Saturday, 22 February, 2014, 12:05am

Graft fight In new phase with UK Rolls Royce probe

The accelerating anti-graft campaign in China could be entering a new phase, with word that Britain's anti-corruption watchdog has formally launched an investigation into jet engine maker Rolls-Royce.

26 Dec 2013 - 4:34pm

Rolls-Royce's new ultra-luxury car wraithed in hyperbole

It cannot be denied that Rolls-Royce produces remarkable cars. It has recently produced another one - the Wraith - which was unveiled in Hong Kong yesterday in some style.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:57am

Rolls-Royce looks beyond China for growth engine

Rolls-Royce's plans to explore new markets this year come amid dwindling sales in China's super premium car segment, in which key players such as Bentley, Aston Martin, Maserati and Lamborghini all saw growth slow last year.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:34am

Briefs, December 7, 2012

Murder charge for death on train tracks

7 Dec 2012 - 6:13am

Rolls-Royce provides graft file to fraud team

Rolls-Royce has passed a file about malpractice allegations in China and Indonesia to Britain's Serious Fraud Office, the firm confirmed yesterday.

This followed an internal probe by lawyers acting on behalf of the aircraft engine and marine equipment maker. The investigation was made at the request of the SFO into alleged irregularities in China and Indonesia.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Mainlanders cautious about buying Rolls-Royces

The slowdown in economic growth has made mainland consumers more cautious when buying luxury cars, Rolls-Royce says.

That is despite the fact that up to 40 per cent of the pre-orders for its latest model in Hong Kong and Macau came from mainlanders.

"It's tougher, no doubt," Paul Harris, the regional director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Asia Pacific, said in Hong Kong yesterday.

30 Sep 2012 - 10:53am

Dong Tao says Hong Kong's property market has gone crazy

Hong Kong's property market has reached the tipping point, according to Credit Suisse's Tao Dong.

29 Sep 2012 - 2:31am 8 comments

Bentleys top classic lots

Classic car buyers continue to shell out for the best collectibles, and summer auctions highlight buoyant prices for Bentleys.

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 29, Bonhams auctioned Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin's 41/2 Litre Supercharged 'Blower' single-seat racing Bentley for GBP4.5 million (HK$54.58 million).

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am