The survey shows that three most common types of economic crimes experienced in the last 12 months were asset misappropriation, cybercrime and bribery and corruption.
Bribery and corruption remain key concerns for companies in China's mainland. 46% of mainland China-based respondents who reported that their organisations had been the victims of economic crime categorised the crime as bribery and corruption, marking an increase from 39% two years ago.
Cybercrime continues to be a concern in Hong Kong and Macau with 50% of respondents experiencing economic crime reported being the victims of cybercrime, compared to 37% in the 2014 GEC Survey.
The survey emphasises that detecting economic crime is still a challenge. There is a persisting issue relating to the awareness of cybercrime and effective solutions need to move beyond technology departments and become ingrained in strategy within an organisation.