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Business 24 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Norwegian paper says it has all WikiLeaks cables

OSLO, Norway: A Norwegian newspaper says it has obtained the entire trove of 250,000 uncensored U.S. diplomatic documents that WikiLeaks has been distributing.

Business 27 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Iran: Economist jailed for criticizing government

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian news agency says authorities have confirmed that remarks by an economist critical of the government's subsidy cuts were the reason for his detention.

Business 31 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Billionaire oil tycoon Khodorkovsky to remain in prison for 6 more years

MOSCOW: Jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was sentenced to six more years in prison Thursday following a trial seen as payback for his defiance of Vladimir Putin and as a test of the rule of law in Russia.

Business 07 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Some investors object to $7.2 billion Madoff deal

NEW YORK (AP): Objecting to a $7.2 billion settlement that leaves them out, investors in jailed financier Bernard Madoff's fraudulent investment business who have been denied payouts from recovered funds said in court papers filed Thursday that they think the trustee recovering money for investors might be cheating them.

Business 14 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Regulatory enforcement – a regional comparison

A STATEMENT from the Securities Commission (SC) this week that it secured a hefty deterrent sentence against a Ponzi schemer was significant on two counts.

Business 15 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

A glimmer of hope

P. Gunasegaram sees a glimmer of hope in the courts with regards to justice towards corporate crime.

Business 31 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

With new casino, Syria bets on openness to world

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP): The young roulette dealer, dressed in electric green, gives the wheel a spin as a crowd of men clutch their whiskey glasses, hoping to strike it rich.

Business 03 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Foreign news in brief

Foreign news briefs on: Banker jailed in UK for insider dealing, IMF has changed chief tells Asia, Airfreight grows by one fifth in 2010 and China likely to rraise rate this month.

Business 15 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

London trader jailed for Ponzi scheme

LONDON: A London court has jailed a former trader who pleaded guilty to setting up a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of 14 million pounds (US$22.4 million.)