NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Nine more people have been arrested in the Galleon Group insider-trading scandal, bringing to 15 the number charged in the biggest hedge fund-related case in history.
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U.S. SEC pursuing “significant” insider cases-source
WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators are pursuing “significant” insider trading cases involving financial professionals, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.
By Charles Abbott and Rachelle Younglai
WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – U.S. securities and futures regulators asked Congress on Friday for more authority to police their markets, including legislation to help rein in insider trading in the commodity futures markets.
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By John Kemp
LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA)’s decision to censure two Dresdner Kleinwort traders for trading while in possession of inside information about a forthcoming issue of floating rate notes by Barclays has implications that go far beyond the offence of trading ahead of a formal announcement.
By censuring the traders, the FSA is attempting to establish a precedent about how it will deal with the defence of “accepted market practice” in future, restricting it significantly, in a move that will force a wider re-examination of entrenched practices across the financial markets in London.
HONG KONG, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Hong Kong has reappointed the chief enforcement officer of its financial sector watchdog for an additional three years, underscoring the city’s recent determination to stamp out insider trading. (more…)
By Souhail Karam
RIYADH, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s move to issue a jail sentence in absentia for insider trading does little to improve transparency on the Arab world’s biggest bourse and may have come too late to prevent further abuses, analysts said on Monday.
By Souhail Karam
RIYADH, Aug 18 (Reuters) – A Saudi financial court has taken the unprecedented step of slapping a jail sentence on a violator of stock market rules, after the chairman of Bishah Agricultural Development Co was found guilty of insider trading.