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Entries in Hong Kong (69)


Hong Kong charges ex-JPMorgan banker in ‘princeling’ bribery case

Catherine Leung Kar-cheung (image courtesy of MizMaa Ventures)Hong Kong’s anti-corruption agency said Thursday it has charged JPMorgan’s former Asia investment banking vice chair with two counts of bribery for trying to hire the son of an IPO client.

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Ex-Hong Kong official jailed three years for FCPA offenses, money laundering

Hong Kong's former home secretary was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for bribing African officials on behalf of a Chinese energy company.

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Jury convicts ex-Hong Kong official of FCPA offenses, money laundering

Hong Kong's former home secretary was convicted by a Manhattan federal jury Wednesday for bribing African officials on behalf of a Chinese energy company.

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Where in the world is 1MDB fugitive Jho Low?

Low Taek Jho is being hunted by governments around the globe for his role in the $4.5 billion looting of Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB.

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Credit Suisse settles ‘princeling program’ FCPA offenses for $76.7 million

Credit Suisse Group AG and its Hong Kong unit agreed Thursday to pay the DOJ and SEC $76.7 million for a referral hiring scheme that violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Credit Suisse pays DOJ $47 million to end Asia princeling investigation

Banking giant Credit Suisse Group AG said Wednesday it has agreed to pay a $47 million penalty to the Justice Department to end an FCPA investigation into hiring practices in Asia.

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Is China trying to corrupt the UN?

Last week, Ng Lap Seng, a billionaire real estate developer from Macau, was sentenced to four years in federal prison for bribing two UN bigshots.

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U.S. training company warns about graft risk in . . . . Hong Kong!

It's typical for issuers to warn about corruption risks in Russia and China, and parts of Africa. But Hong Kong?

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Dale Ko: Has syndicated police corruption returned to haunt Hong Kong?

While Hong Kong has generally been regarded as one of the least corrupt places in the world, with a rather clean government and disciplined services, the facts revealed in a recent corruption trial against two police officers and a businessman raised concerns about the wider integrity of the police department.

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Dale Ko: Indicted former Hong Kong official also heads anti-corruption NGO

Chi Ping Patrick Ho (aka Patrick Ho)The former Hong Kong home secretary indicted in the United States for allegedly bribing Africa officials on behalf of a Chinese energy company set up an anti-corruption NGO in Hong Kong last year.

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Annals of bad ideas: CEO of Hong Kong brokerage adds compliance officer role

KVB Kunlun Financial Group in Hong Kong announced that its current CEO will assume the additional role of compliance officer.

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Andy Spalding on Bhutan: An anti-corruption movement like no other

Bhutan -- the tiny Himalayan kingdom nestled between China and India -- now writes an anti-corruption story unlike any I have seen, and in the best of ways. 

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