Yang Kun

Detained banker steps down from ABC

Mainland banker Yang Kun has resigned as an executive director of Agricultural Bank of China after more than a month being detained in Beijing amid a widening probe into allegations of illegal gambling and misappropriation of clients' money.

Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am

Probe of top banker linked to three others

The detention of a top executive of the mainland's third-largest bank last week could be linked to investigations into several other officials and businessmen.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Banker's arrest may cause aftershocks in real estate

The detention of a senior executive at one of China's Big Four state-controlled banks not only caught the mainland's banking industry by surprise, it is likely to make some property developers anxious.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Low-profile' banker in spotlight over graft

To those who knew him, Yang Kun was not a particularly forthcoming man. He tended to keep a low profile even as he climbed up Agriculture Bank of China's ranks.

But now the senior executive's quiet rise at one of the mainland's Big Four lenders has sparked an uproar, as 63-year-old Yang (pictured) faces allegations of corruption, including illegal links to Macau gambling.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Top mainland banker held in gambling probe

A senior executive at one of the mainland's Big Four state-controlled banks has been detained amid a widening investigation into allegations of illegal gambling and the misappropriation of clients' money.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am