O'Neill: 'Enron to trigger stricter laws'

US - US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill has weighed into the debate about how to prevent any repetition of the Enron scandal with proposals to tighten the law on negligence.

In an interview with US cable channel CNBC, Mr O'Neill said business leaders who mislead investors and staff should be punished "to the full extent of the law".

Mr O'Neill stressed it was too soon to draw firm conclusions about what took place at Enron but said that lessons could nonetheless be learned from the energy tra