Compliance

Standard D&B contracts to beef up construction contractual chain

AIAC launches Design and Build Standard Form of Contracts, said to be the 1st of such move in Asia
By HABHAJAN SINGH Malaysia has taken a major step ...

Small Danish banks told they’re money-laundering targets

Copenhagen • Denmark’s financial watchdog is telling smaller lenders to brace for an assault by money launderers as big banks respond to intense regulatory ...

Two Malaysian lawyers appointed to ICA

Tommy Thomas law rm partner Sitpah and Rajendra elected to international arbitration body for 3-year term
By HABHAJAN SINGH Two seasoned Malaysian ...

What the Supreme Court’s e-commerce law says about US

San Francisco • Internet businesses can’t hide from state taxes anymore.
The Supreme Court ruled last Thursday that online retailers like Amazon.com ...
IMF

IMF’s move augurs well for Islamic banks

IMF adds IF to market surveillance. In this 2nd and final part series, Chatta looks at what to expect on the regulatory front
By JAMSHAID ANWAR ...

UK revises merger rules to widen ‘national security’ test

London • The UK government revised merger and takeover rules, to make it easier to block takeovers of companies when officials are concerned about risks to ...
1mdb

Regulators under focus as new admin cracks the whip

One issue we face is lack of competency at some of the regulatory bodies and agencies, says retired senior civil servant
By HABHAJAN SINGH / Pic By ...

Keeping loan sharks away from Indonesia’s fintech

Jakarta • Indonesia is planning to tighten regulation of its vibrant financial technology (fintech) sector, imposing new rules on companies which it hopes ...
Dr Veerinderjeet Singh

Tax practitioners find their footing with advent of BEPS

Developing nations have joined in and are looking at what the BEPS recommendations are before selecting those that may suit them, says Veerinderjit
By ...

The nuts and bolts to creating a digital bank

The key is in beating industry disrupters at their own game by becoming one of them, rethinking your entire digital strategy, says a report
By ...

How outrage over Australian banks sparked inquiry

SYDNEY • Rigging interest rates. Enabling money laundering. Giving misleading financial advice.
These are just some of the things Australian banks ...

More company directors hauled to court for not paying taxes

If you own a 20% or more stake in a company, you will be deemed personally responsible for taxes due
by HABHAJAN SINGH / pic by TMR  Company ...