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  1. News - World - VATICAN

    Vatican bank card ban hits tourists

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Rome Visitors forced to pay in cash after bank card services are halted in money-laundering row Tourists hit in pocket by Vatican credit ban A suspension of electronic ... million from a Rome bank account registered to the IOR amid suspicion of money-laundering violations as part of the probe. The Italian probe triggered calls to bring the city-state in line ...

  2. Dirty money flow washes over China

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and enforcement systems up to international standards. On October 30, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) issued its first report on the money-laundering of foreign exchange, which said ... provincial-level branches. The doubtful cases will be given back to local branches for further examination,' it said. The government is rushing to pass its first comprehensive money-laundering law. ...

  3. News - Asia - FINANCE

    Japan told to do more to combat money laundering and terrorist financing

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by AGENCIES

    ... financing. That report flagged concerns including the low rate of money-laundering prosecutions and the low number of inspections of non-bank financial institutions. "The FATF is concerned ... Syria, Pakistan and Turkey. Regulators from Hong Kong to the US are stepping up efforts to curb money laundering, including boosting measures to catch risk-management failures at banks. The US ...

  4. Brothers join list of money laundering defendants

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese prosecutors have listed two more people as defendants in a snowballing US$21 million money laundering scandal implicating former president Chen ... to do the same. Prosecutors said Tsai Ming-tse played a relatively bigger role in the alleged scandal and was suspected of helping Wu transfer at least US$2.73 million to a bank account of her ...

  5. Chen's wife questioned again over money laundering charges

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Shui-bian, were shocked to learn that Swiss judicial authorities were investigating an alleged US$21 million money laundering scandal involving his son and daughter-in-law. The accounts of the son ... for alleged money laundering. DPP supporters were especially upset when Chen Shui-bian admitted last Thursday that the funds were wired out of Taiwan by his wife without his knowledge, though he ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    HSBC wins approval of record US$1.9b money-laundering settlement

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 10:35am by Reuters

    ... of charges that it flouted rules designed to stop money laundering and thwart transactions with countries under US sanctions. While noting “heavy public criticism” of the settlement, which enabled ... into a “preferred financial institution” for Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, money launderers and other wrongdoers through what the US Department of Justice called “stunning failures of oversight.” HSBC ...

  8. Business - Companies

    HSBC may pay US$1.8b over money laundering: sources

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 10:34am

    ... Reuters in New York and Washington HSBC Holdings might pay a fine of US$1.8 billion as part of a settlement with US law-enforcement agencies over money-laundering lapses, according ... The nature of discussions is confidential.” HSBC said on November 5 that it set aside US$1.5 billion to cover a potential fine for breaching anti-money laundering controls in Mexico and other ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Britain to make full details of company ownership available to public

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 12:08pm by Reuters

    ... money laundering and tax evasion schemes. The plan advances Cameron’s efforts to push money laundering and tax evasion to the top of the global agenda, and follows up on a debate at the G8 ... and downright illegality,” Cameron is due to say at a conference in London later in the day. “It’s better for us all to have an open system which everyone has access to – the more eyes that look ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - IRAN PROBE

    Standard Chartered seeks US deal on charges of violations of Iran sanctions

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... over charges of money laundering for its Iranian clients. Standard Chartered does not release specific figures for first- and third-quarter results. The bank settled sanctions-busting charges ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Bank unlikely to reach double-digit revenue growth for year as US dollar gains strength StanChart seeks deal on Iran sanctions charges Standard Chartered hopes ...




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