Sino-Forest final report

Sino-Forest lurches on after fraud inquiry hits wall

The independent committee looking into fraud allegations at Sino-Forest has reached the point of "diminishing returns" and has concluded its investigation.
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Sino-Forest is still looking for its trees
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<div style="text-align: left;"> Sino-Forest is still looking for its trees </div>

Sino-Forest’s final report into fraud allegations turned out to be a non-event yesterday. The independent committee charged with investigating its complicated structure and murky relationships admitted that it has made very little progress since its previous report in November.

The company had trumpeted the earlier findings, claiming that they proved Sino-Forest was not a Ponzi scheme. In truth, that report found much the same as this one very little. Even so, the investigation is now over, leaving more questions than answers and putting the company on a collision course with shareholders and creditors.

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