Category Archives: Fraud

Sept. 1: Keynote Assn. Certified Fraud Examiners 2015

I have been invited by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners to speak at their annual worldwide 2015 conference in Ottawa. this is the top anti-fraud professionals and they are meeting to network and discover the latest techniques and tools in the fight against fraud. The conference begins August 30 to September 4 and will… Read More

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China’s crackdown on its oligarchs will hit Canada, U.S. others

Robber barons built America, but were brought to heel following scandals and evidence of corruption and abuses. If muckrakers and gutsy leaders hadn’t taken them on a century ago, the place might have become another banana republic without the bananas. Fortunately the lessons of history have not been forgotten. In 2012, China’s President Xi Jinping… Read More

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NPR’s Here and Now interviews Diane Francis regarding the Chinese real estate frenzy

This is my interview with NPR’s wonderful show Here and Now about the research I have done concerning the flight of capital out of China by its rich citizens into real estate abroad. The reporter, Meghna Chakrabarti, has become interested in this phenomenon after reading my story in the Washington Post as well as her… Read More

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Washington Post: The Chinese are Coming

By Diane Francis July 15 at 6:00 AM Diane Francis, former editor of Canada’s Financial Post, is editor-at-large of the National Post and a professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. Chinese tourists snap a selfie with France’s president in Paris. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters) The Chinese are on the move. In 2014, a record… Read More

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Ukraine must hold referendum on EU or Moscow

This is my latest blog on the Huffington Post. There is no question that Ukraine is divided along east-west, ethnic and demographic fault lines. Young people are western-oriented, and the Russian-ethnic minority is enormous and dominates the eastern and southern half of the country. This division has dogged the country forever and been aggravated by… Read More

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