China Investigates Possible Stock-Price Manipulation, a move that serves as a stark reminder of the problems that have long haunted Chinese stocks

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China Investigates Possible Stock-Price Manipulation

Move Follows Recent Surge in Chinese Share Market

China’s markets regulator is investigating possible manipulation of the country’s stock market, following a recent surge in Chinese stocks. Here, a man flies a kite in Shanghai, with the city skyline behind. AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

LINGLING WEI

Updated Dec. 22, 2014 4:10 a.m. ET

BEIJING—China is investigating possible stock-price manipulation amid the recent run-up in the country’s equity market, according to officials with direct knowledge of the matter, a move that serves as a stark reminder of the problems that have long haunted Chinese stocks. Continue reading

The fund that was too good to be true: Money manager F-Squared used a hot ETF strategy to collect billions. But the numbers didn’t add up. F-Squared admits to fraud charges, will pay SEC $35 million

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The fund that was too good to be true

Stephen Gandel

DECEMBER 22, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

Money manager F-Squared used a hot ETF strategy to collect billions. But the numbers didn’t add up. Continue reading

Citigroup Was Wary of Metals-Backed Loans; Bank Forged Ahead in a China Commodities Market Now Roiled by Fraud Allegations; State logistics firm Sinotrans suspends share trading after media reports of fraudulent inventory management

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Citigroup Was Wary of Metals-Backed Loans

Bank Forged Ahead in a China Commodities Market Now Roiled by Fraud Allegations

CHRISTIAN BERTHELSEN and SARAH KENT

Updated Dec. 21, 2014 7:54 p.m. ET

LONDON— Citigroup Inc. pushed forward on a series of ill-fated metal financing deals in China despite internal warnings about the risks, leaving it exposed to losses that could take a big bite out of its growing commodities business. Continue reading

Supermax CEO charged with insider trading, shares fall 16.5%

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Supermax CEO charged with insider trading, shares fall 16.5%
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
By: QISHIN TARIQ, NG BEI SHAN

Thai (centre) arriving at the KL Sessions Court
KUALA LUMPUR: Supermax Corp Bhd CEO Datuk Seri Stanley Thai was charged at the Sessions Court here with insider trading related to Supermax’s former associate APL Industries Bhd (APLI).
Thai Kim Sim, 54, also known as Stanley Thai, claimed trial to communicating insider information to remisier Tiong Kiong Choon, 54, that was expected to have a material effect on the price and value of APLI. Continue reading