A GEM stock finance manager was in possession of inside information related to unaudited losses and an impending share suspension when he and his father sold their shares in the company.
Since last June, a crackdown on peer-to-peer lenders by China’s Ministry of Public Security, codenamed 'Fox Hunt', has yielded $1.5bn in seized assets and 62 arrests.
ASIC is considering over 40 enforcement cases, a number of which involve misconduct by large financial institutions, their employees or subsidiary companies.
A former Bangladesh Bank assistant director was fined and sentenced to 10 years in jail for misappropriating $61,700 more than 20 years ago.
The Hong Kong unit of Guosen Securities failed to make enquiries into or report thousands of suspicious third party deposits.
The bill increases the maximum prison penalties ASIC can pursue to 15 years, and raises the caps on civil penalties for individuals and corporations.
Deloitte Japan agreed to pay $2mn to settle charges related to audit reports it issued while dozens of its employees maintained financial relationships with the audit client.
A former FX options and futures trader has received a 2-year suspended sentence for falsifying entries in Deutsche Bank's internal records.
The latest penalties involve banks' non-compliance with RBI directions on the monitoring of borrowers' end use of loan funds, as well as failures related to KYC/AML compliance.
Operators of underground banks engaging in illegal forex trading and cross border transfers will face up to 5 years imprisonment, more in the most serious cases.