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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    HKMA blames StanChart's NY office for anti-money laundering failures

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by DON WEINLAND

    ... HKMA pins StanChart breaches on U.S. side The Hong Kong Monetary Authority put the blame for Standard Chartered's anti-money laundering failures squarely on the bank's New York ... in a strongly worded statement sent to the Post. "It, however, does not reflect any comments on SCBHK's anti-money laundering systems and controls." The New York Department of Financial ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MONEY LAUNDERING

    US monitor says HSBC’s anti-money-laundering fixes leave ‘much work to be done’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters HSBC has made some progress in improving its anti-money laundering programme, as required by a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement with the US Justice Department, but there remains ... It said Cherkasky, who hired dozens of experts to help him, found that many of the bank’s actions to correct anti-money-laundering deficiencies “did not begin in earnest until early 2013”, after ...

  3. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    Hong Kong to tighten anti-money-laundering rules

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:30pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... the laundered money. In October 2012, the task force said Hong Kong "had made significant progress in addressing the deficiencies identified" in the 2008 report. The city passed the Anti-Money ... the government was reviewing local legal and regulatory requirements to strengthen its anti-money-laundering regime before the next evaluation, a Hong Kong Monetary Authority spokesman said. "The ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Top lawyers clash over fairness of city's anti-money laundering laws

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... fightingillicit cash The Director of Public Prosecutions and one of the city's leading criminal lawyers have offered conflicting views on tough anti-money laundering laws, after two cases involving ... these elements into account." Kevin Zervos, the Director of Public Prosecutions, told the Post that he disagreed with Hung, insisting that anti-money laundering laws were "tough laws ...

  5. Anti-money laundering talk is mostly just a lot of hot air

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... spending it does not indulge that taste to European standards of gluttony. So why should we be plagued with anti-money laundering measures that a Europe-centred international entity would like us ... Action Task Force on Money Laundering was due this month in advance of the group's June meeting in Amsterdam. SCMP, June 28 What a close call. With only days to go before the end ...

  6. HK plans new anti-money laundering campaign

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to become a member of the global anti-money laundering body, FATF. The mainland is likely to trigger a potent clampdown on illicit capital flows, observers warn. China is also currently drafting a new anti-money laundering law, a prerequisite for FATF membership, with stringent enforcement likely to be a key issue. China is preparing to apply for formal membership, and has already ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    HKMA doubles the guard against money laundering

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 05:44pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... manager for anti-money laundering, Stewart McGlynn, said the team would grow from the present 11 to 22. The increase is mainly due to banks having increased their awareness of reporting suspicious ... this month also issued guidance material and held seminars to urge banks to strengthen their anti-money laundering measures. McGlynn denied that the recent efforts were related to high-profile money ...

  8. News - China

    Taiwan gold seizure tied to money laundering

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 01:29pm by Associated Press in Taipei

    ... Associated Press in Taipei Police say they have seized US$3.8 million worth of gold ingots from a Taiwanese man suspected of laundering money for crime rings in Hong Kong. Police say gold ingots weighing 64 kilograms along with NT$29 million (US$1 million) in cash were seized on Wednesday at a jewellery shop, one of 19 shell companies set up by Shih Sung-lin to launder money. Shih ...

  9. News - World - CRIME

    Liberty Reserve founder among seven charged over US$6b laundering scam

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... in online laundering The founder of an online currency transfer business was indicted in the United States along with six other people in a US$6 billion money-laundering scheme described ... identified as Budovsky's partner, Vladimir Kats, was in custody in New York. The inquiry involved law enforcement in 17 countries and "is believed to be the largest money laundering ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Mainlanders buying flats should have cash vetted, says Legco member

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Anti-money-laundering processes needed to verify funds used by property speculators from across the border, says new lawmaker 'Vet cash source of mainland buyers' A newly elected lawmaker says anti-money-laundering vetting measures used by banks should be adopted in the property sector to verify the source of the cash from mainland speculators who ...




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