3rd August 2020
A former Coutts & Co. banker was found guilty of failing to flag money-laundering concerns related to a $700 million transfer into an account controlled by Low Taek Jho, the alleged mastermind behind the 1MDB scandal. The man, who was only identified as A., was fined 50,000 Swiss francs… Read More
3rd August 2020
As negotiators from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the Malaysian government gathered at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Kuala Lumpur last week, the two sides could hardly have been further apart on a 1MDB deal. The storied U.S. bank, needing to turn the page on one of the biggest… Read More
31st July 2020
President Donald Trump’s reelection effort allegedly hid nearly $170 million in spending from mandatory public disclosure by routing payments through companies tied to his former campaign manager, a government oversight group said Tuesday. The use of firms linked to former campaign manager Brad Parscale masked the ultimate recipients of the… Read More
31st July 2020
Political parties should adopt anti-money laundering practices to protect democracy, the elections watchdog has said in the wake of the Russia report. Parties are exempt from the regime that requires suspicious transactions of more than £10,000 to be reported to the National Crime Agency. More than £1 billion has been… Read More
30th July 2020
Nordea Asset Management dropped Brazilian meat giant JBS SA from all its funds this month over concerns stemming from the company’s handling of deforestation, corruption charges and employee health and safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Helsinki-based money manager made the decision “after a period of engagement with… Read More
30th July 2020
The Enforcement Directorate has filed a money laundering case against on run defence consultant Sanjay Bhandari to probe kickbacks worth USD 4.99 million allegedly received by him from South Korean major Samsung Engineering Co Ltd (SECL) in 2009, officials said on Monday. Bhandari’s firm was paid by SECL, in violation… Read More
28th July 2020
Returning to the office will bring new challenges for banks and brokerages seeking to enforce good conduct by staff, after the bulk of their employees worked from home during the coronavirus pandemic, a financial markets industry body said on Monday. During lockdowns to stem the outbreak in big financial centres… Read More
27th July 2020
Bribing one politician is bad. Bribing all the politicians is worse. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating a group of companies in Kurdistan, Iraq’s semi-independent northern region, that appears to be doing the latter in order to secure a monopoly on Pentagon fuel contracts worth hundreds of… Read More
27th July 2020
The German finance ministry has unveiled a sweeping reform of financial regulation in the wake of the Wirecard scandal, as pressure mounts on the authorities over their failure to properly police the disgraced payments company. BaFin, the financial regulator, is to be equipped with “sovereign powers” to intervene “directly… Read More
27th July 2020
Philippine investigators say they have identified dozens of people and entities of interest in their probe into Wirecard AG, and are focusing on two bank employees who may have facilitated a multinational accounting scandal at the insolvent German payments company. Wirecard had claimed some $2.1 billion in cash… Read More