Chinese money agree to disagree
It is worth pointing out that the Paris-Based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on money laundering in April released its report on Australia, which found that Australian residential property is a haven for international money laundering, particularly from China. The report also recommended that Australia implement counter-measures to ensure that real estate agents, lawyers and accountants facilitating real estate transactions are captured by the regulatory net Illicit funds
"At present, Chinese investors are only permitted to take $US50,000 ($65,413) out of the country. Yet they are regularly paying cash for $1.5 million-plus homes in Sydney and Melbourne.
Fairfax’s Michael West has called on the federal government to tighten Australia’s anti-money laundering rules in a bid to cool Chinese money flows into Australian real estate:
Stop money laundering so our kids can buy homes
In Sydney Landlords taking advantage and making outrageous sex demands
Goldman lawyer becomes SEC chief of staff McClatchy
Massive data breach compromises personal information of 4 million federal workers
Washington Times, 4/6/15. The Office of Personnel Management confirmed on Thursday that almost four million current and past employees have been affected.
*U.S. Suspects Hackers in China Breached About 4 Million People’s Records, Officials Say - WSJ
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