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Business 14 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sydney case shows how money launderers used Commonwealth Bank

SYDNEY: In a run-down mall in one of Sydney’s biggest Chinese neighbourhoods in 2015, 29-year-old Jizhang Lu showed up at the top-floor offices of a meat export company carrying a carrier bag stuffed with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash.

Corporate News 12 Aug 2017 | 3:42 PM

China frees top Crown executive jailed for gambling offences

SHANGHAI/BEIJING: China on Saturday freed one of the last remaining Crown Resorts Ltd executives jailed for illegally promoting gambling, as a protracted saga that forced the Australian casino operator to cancel global expansion plans and hurt profits nears an end.

Markets 07 Aug 2017 | 12:08 AM

As short sellers target Chinese companies in Hong Kong, hostility mounts

HONG KONG: Short sellers are increasingly targeting Hong Kong-listed Chinese companies they allege have committed accounting tricks, market manipulation and fraud. And that’s despite mounting hostility faced by investors who bet against stocks.

Economy 02 Aug 2017 | 4:39 AM

Foreign selloff in Jakarta amid weak spending

JAKARTA: As Indonesians keep their wallets in their pockets, foreigners are pulling money from a stock market dominated by consumer companies.

Economy 27 Jul 2017 | 7:44 AM

The world’s longest bull market faces an election test

KUALA LUMPUR: The world’s longest-ruling coalition and the longest bull market could be facing a pivotal moment. Malaysia is set to hold a general election by mid-2018 but there are whispers a vote could be called sooner, between the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2017, setting up a showdown between Prime Minister Najib Razak and his opponents.

Corporate News 10 Jul 2017 | 3:53 PM

Axis Inc’s former directors jailed for giving false statements

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court on Monday convicted and jailed two former executive directors of Axis Inc Bhd for giving false statements to Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd.

Business 06 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia, 20 years after ‘wrong advice’

Country stands in stark contrast to what it was during financial crisis

Economy 20 May 2017 | 1:16 PM

Why the rich and the poor still fall for scams

WHY do Malaysians still fall for scams? Though this is certainly not unique in the world, many countries are fertile grounds for scammers.

Banking 14 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Singapore bans ex-Goldman banker Leissner, seeks bar on others

SINGAPORE: Singapore banned former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker Tim Leissner from the securities industry for 10 years and said it plans to issue similar orders against three others caught up in the scandal surrounding 1Malaysia Development Bhd.

Corporate News 12 Jan 2017 | 12:41 AM

US indicts six as Volkswagen agrees to $4.3 bln diesel settlement

WASHINGTON: Volkswagen AG has agreed to pay the largest ever U.S. criminal fine levied on an automaker to settle charges that it conspired for nearly 10 years to cheat on diesel emission tests, while prosecutors on Wednesday charged six current and former senior VW executives for their roles in the scheme.