THE FBI is seeking to increase ties with Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to glean more information on American businessmen giving or taking bribes in developing Asian economies. Dennis Aiken, chief of the FBI's public corruption unit in Washington, said he believed corruption was becoming far more international and he had a simple message for the ICAC. ''We will be making it very clear. If anyone has information on American businesses in local corruption cases, we want to know about it,'' Mr Aiken said. ''I'm not saying American businessmen are any different to anyone else, but we are in the very lucky position of having laws which make it illegal for a United States firm or a US citizen to bribe anyone overseas. ''I'm comfortable with the relationship with ourselves and the ICAC. ''I want to take the full opportunity to develop it when I can. I can see us having a lot more to do with each other in future,'' he said. It is understood the ICAC has recently studied the US' sweeping legislation for overseas offences in preparing possible additions to the Criminal Jurisdiction Bill so it can charge people for corruption overseas involving local contracts. Mr Aiken is meeting ICAC chiefs this week, leading discussions at the biggest international anti-corruption meeting staged in Hong Kong. It includes closed-door sessions featuring internal investigations and the spread of triads and money laundering. The seminar also features delegates from Australia's National Crime Authority and the Supreme People's Procuratorate in Beijing and eight other countries.