Scammers take $113m from Australians

Home Affairs and Justice Minister Jason Clare said while the five-year, $113 million figure was alarming, the real toll was likely to be much higher as many victims were often too embarrassed to go to authorities.


Japan plans stiffer penalties for insider trading

Financial services minister Tadahiro Matsushita on Wednesday instructed an advisory panel of scholars and experts to review current regulations and propose new rules, including penalising those who pass on insider information.


Malaysian bank chief calls for reform

The chief executive of CIMB Group also said that following this year’s deals for parts of RBS's investment bank in Asia and a commercial bank in the Philippines, he has finished the acquisition spree that increased staff 40 times and grew the b


International law firm promotes 63 to global partnership

Forty-four per cent of the promotions were made in the firm’s Asia Pacific practices, where 28 partners were elected, with 20 across its Europe, Middle East and Africa offices, nine in North America and six in Latin America.


Japan eyes tighter insider trading laws amid probe

Matsushita, head of Japan's Financial Services Agency, made the comments a day after prosecutors arrested former SMBC Nikko Securities executive Hiroyoshi Yoshioka and three others on insider trading allegations.