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  1. Official with multiple home loans denies fraud

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... September 2004 and January 2006. Prosecutor Flora Cheng told the judge that Au had dishonestly concealed his existing loans when he applied for the four mortgages. Ms Cheng said the first fraud ... Yvonne Tsui A chief immigration officer has denied fraudulently obtaining more than HK$6.5 million in mortgage loans from three banks. The District Court was told that Louis Au Chun-hung, ...

  2. Property - International - CANADA

    Canada's housing agency curbs condo mortgage insurance

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Mortgage insurance for condo construction to be stopped as housing boom continues Canada's housing agency aims to cut risks Canada's federal housing agency will no longer offer mortgage insurance for condominium construction, as it made further changes to its programmes with the aim of cutting risks amid the country's housing boom. Canada Mortgage ...

  3. Mortgage scheme boost for preservation

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... attractive mortgage services to owners of these buildings than has previously been the case. It marks the end of the traditional reluctance of Hong Kong's banks to offer mortgages for properties ... consequences could flow. As the managing director of the URA, Billy Lam Chung-lun, points out, the granting of easier access to mortgages could bring to an end the vicious cycle that has led to so many ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    UBS to pay US$49.8m to settle SEC fraud charges over CDO

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York UBS agreed to pay US$49.8 million to settle US Securities and Exchange Commission charges it misled investors about a risky mortgage bond transaction that soured during ... to settle recent SEC probes into CDOs, which are typically backed by mortgages and other loans and sold in pieces to investors. Those banks, like UBS, did not admit wrongdoing in agreeing to settle. ...

  5. Business - Commodities

    Commodity financing probe extends to petrochemical imports

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by Reuters

    ... have become the latest commodity financing tool to come under investigation for possible fraud, highlighting the risks from the widespread use of raw materials as collateral to raise loans and skirt credit restrictions. Police are investigating a suspected fraud at the port of Tianjin, near Beijing, which police and trade sources said involved "mixed aromatics", a refinery ...

  6. UK banks tighten purse strings on loans

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... if introduced, the CML spokeswoman added. Self-certified mortgages allow a borrower to give details of their financial status with few checks, a procedure criticised for being open to fraud. Oliver ... Richard Warren in London Non-British investors are finding it increasingly difficult to secure mortgages on British property as many high-street banks and building societies refuse loans ...

  7. News - China - FRAUD CASE

    Self-made Chinese billionaire's suspended death sentence changed to life in prison

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:01pm

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Wu Ying, a Zhejiang businesswoman, was originally sentenced to death in a 770 million yuan fraud case in 2009, but has fought with appeals every step of the way A mainland self-made billionaire convicted of illegally raising funds through fraud was granted a commutation on Friday morning that changed her two-year suspended death sentence to life ...

  8. Business - China Business - SURVEYS

    Hong Kong loses out to the mainland in fraud survey

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:31am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Anti-corruption crackdown cited for mainland's better standing in fraud survey while city falters on whistle-blowing and rule-bending HK loses out to the mainland in business ethics Hong Kong generally fared worse than the mainland in the latest global fraud survey of EY, although other international surveys rank the city well ahead in battling ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    US judge bemoans lack of fraud prosecutions on individuals

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 02:56am by Howard Winn

    ... that the US government’s Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, in its final report, uses variants of the word “fraud” no fewer than 157 times. He writes “in describing what led to the crisis, concluding that there was ‘a systemic breakdown’ not just in accountability, but also in ethical behaviour”. According to the report, the signs of fraud, particularly mortgage fraud, were everywhere ...

  10. Business - Commodities

    Qingdao metals fraud probe focusing on Decheng Mining

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:48am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Banking sources say mining company's owner detained as part of metals fraud investigation Qingdao probe points to Decheng Mining China's investigation of whether metals stockpiled at Qingdao Port fall short of collateral obligations used to secure loans is focused on Decheng Mining, said two bankers assisting with the probe. Decheng's owner, ...




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