Nine more complaints about banks and Lehman products Nine more complaints involving alleged misconduct by two banks and Lehman Brothers-related investment products were referred to the Securities and Futures Commission yesterday for further action, the Monetary Authority said. Since last October, the authority has referred 427 Lehman Brothers-related cases, involving 16 banks, to the commission. As of Wednesday, the authority had received 20,724 complaints concerning Lehman Brothers-related products, 726 of which were deemed to lack sufficient prima facie evidence to support further action. The authority has opened investigations into 5,429 complaints. Convention expansion finished The HK$1.4 billion expansion of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is complete. The add-on brings its exhibition space to 83,000 square metres and rental space for events and activities to more than 92,000 square metres. The Electronics Fair, running from next Monday to Thursday, will be the first to use the expanded space. Drop in tourism spending tipped James Tien Pei-chun, chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, has predicted a decline in tourism spending. His warning came despite figures showing tourism spending rose 11.7 per cent from 2007 to HK$159 million last year.