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Business 11 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

SC appoints Nik Mohd, Foo executive directors

PETALING JAYA: The Securities Commission (SC) has appointed Nik Mohd Hasyudeen Yusoff and Foo Lee Mei to the management committee of the SC as executive directors effective Jan 1, 2012.

Business 06 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

US court order for Deloitte unit

WASHINGTON: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd was ordered to appear in a US court after rejecting a demand by the Securities and Exchange Commission for documents related to an investigation of Deloittes former client, Longtop Financial Technologies Ltd.

Business 26 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

KPMG chairman calls for global standards, cites Olympus fraud

HONG KONG: KPMG chairman has called for a global set of standards for the auditing industry and said the Olympus Corp scandal in Japan reveals evidence of 'significant fraud'.

Business 20 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

China quizzes audit giants on documents

SINGAPORE/NEW YORK (Reuters) - China's financial regulators have asked the world's biggest audit firms to urgently review their work on U.S.-listed Chinese companies and give details on information they may have provided to overseas regulators, two sources told Reuters.

Business 06 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Acts amended in line with Capital Market Masterplan 2

PETALING JAYA: Amendments to the Securities Commission Act 1993 (SCA) and the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 (CMSA) aimed at promoting the development of the capital market came into force on Oct 3, in line with the global standards pursuant to the strategies outlined in the Capital Market Masterplan 2.

Business 10 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

SEC takes Deloitte China unit to court

WASHINGTON: The US securities regulators have asked a federal court to force a Chinese unit of accounting giant Deloitte Touche to produce records related to possible accounting fraud at Longtop Financial Technologies Ltd.

Business 06 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

Step up, gatekeepers and influencers

Errol Oh wonders if the gatekeepers and influencers will accept their role in improving corporate governance.

Business 28 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

AOB flexes regulatory muscles

PETALING JAYA: The Audit Oversight Board (AOB) has flexed its regulatory muscles in a surprising way when it shortened the tenure of registration for three partners of two accounting firms from the usual one year to six months. Although by no means the harshest action that the board can take, this reduction of the validity period of registration serves notice that the work of auditors of large companies is indeed under greater scrutiny than before.

Business 28 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Get to know the auditors

Errol Oh emphasises the importance of getting to know the auditors.

Business 14 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

High Court rules in favour of SC

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court ruled in favour of the Securities Commission (SC) on Ramesh Chelliah's leave application to commence judicial review for registering PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) with the Audit Oversight Board (AOB) on April 1, 2010.