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Aiding “organised crime”: India alleges 22 audit violations by Deloitte, KPMG arm in fraud case

India detected at least 22 violations of auditing standards by Deloitte Haskins & Sells and a KPMG affiliate while investigating a fraud at a financial company, leading it to seek a five-year ban on the auditors, according to government legal filings seen by Reuters. The failures were detected as part… Read More

Hong Kong tycoons start moving assets offshore as fears rise over new extradition law

Some Hong Kong tycoons have started moving personal wealth offshore as concern deepens over a local government plan to allow extraditions of suspects to face trial in China for the first time, according to financial advisers, bankers and lawyers familiar with such transactions. One tycoon, who considers himself potentially politically… Read More

UK watchdog under fire for lack of penalties in RBS small-business scandal

Senior politicians have lambasted Britain’s financial watchdog for failing to take action against RBS or its former executives for past mistreatment of small business customers. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it was sticking by its decision not to apply penalties for actions of RBS’s former turnaround unit, the Global… Read More
13th June 2019
South Africa’s antitrust tribunal concluded on Wednesday that it has no powers to charge foreign banks being investigated in an exchange-rate rigging case unless they have a presence in the country. Partly on that basis, the tribunal sent the case back to the country’s competition watchdog, giving it 40 days… Read More
13th June 2019
Shares in Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd plummeted as much as 8.8% on Tuesday even as the mortgage lender and its top management moved to quash allegations of financial misconduct and money laundering within the company. A criminal writ petition filed on Monday in India’s Supreme Court alleged that about 980… Read More
13th June 2019
Investment banks and other firms participating in UK capital markets must do more to understand their potential exposure to money laundering, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In a thematic review published Tuesday, the FCA found that most financial institutions involved in the trading of shares, derivatives, bonds… Read More
12th June 2019
It is one of the most ambitious anti-money laundering (AML) bills presented to the US Congress in years, though its greater distinction may be that it arrives with something harder to come by than ambition on Capitol Hill: bipartisan support from well-placed lawmakers. Four members of the Senate Banking Committee—Sens. Read More
10th June 2019
Riot police surrounded Hong Kong’s parliament early on Monday after what had been a peaceful million-strong protest against an extradition bill descended into running clashes between police and protesters. Several hundred riot police armed with batons, shields, tear gas guns and pepper spray sealed off the Legislative Council as a… Read More
7th June 2019
German prosecutors have extended an investigation into a tax-stripping scheme, with around 70 current and former executives of Deutsche Bank now being treated as suspects, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursday. Among those suspected by the Cologne prosecutor’s office is Garth Ritchie, the head of Deutsche’s investment banking arm, the… Read More
7th June 2019
Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to block changes to the Chinese-ruled city’s extradition laws, which could pave the way for fugitives wanted by mainland China to be sent across the border for trial for the… Read More
6th June 2019
An opposition politician has collected 680,000 signatures to push for Hungarian membership of a planned European Union prosecutor’s office (EPPO), a step rejected by Budapest’s eurosceptic nationalist government. Due to be launched in 2020, the EPPO will be geared to investigating and pressing criminal charges in cases crossing borders of… Read More
6th June 2019
Former French Justice Minister Rachida Dati is being probed over consulting fees she has received from the Renault-Nissan strategic partnership, France’s financial prosecutor office said on Tuesday. The preliminary investigation follows a complaint by an individual Renault shareholder against Dati, Ghosn and Bauer for corruption and misuse of company funds,… Read More
5th June 2019
Bank board members will have to pay increasingly close attention to functions which are being automated and no longer carried out by individuals, including anti-money laundering checks, a senior Bank of England official said on Tuesday. BoE executive director for UK deposit takers supervision James Proudman said managing risks from… Read More