Jardine Fleming's Rogue Trader Scandal: Time Line

TIME LINE

1970: Jardine Fleming Holdings of Hong Kong formed from two shareholders, Robert Fleming Holdings of London and Jardine Matheson, one of Hong Kong's business empires.

1982: Colin Armstrong, described in press reports as "an aggressive and successful trader", joins Jardine Fleming from Scottish Equitable.

1993: Revenues soar at Jardine Fleming's Hong Kong trading operations. Managers focus on expanding the business yet further.

December 1993: Robert Thomas, chief executive of Jardine Fleming Ass