4th April 2019
KYC360 readers will remember that in May 2018 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) jointly fined Barclays CEO Jez Staley £642,430 for violating a conduct rule requiring individuals to act with due skill, care and diligence. The penalty related to his two attempts to identify whistleblowers… Read More
4th April 2019
AP — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sat in the dock Wednesday at the start of his corruption trial, with the chief prosecutor alleging he wielded “near absolute power” for nearly a decade during which he stands accused of pilfering millions of dollars from the 1MDB state investment fund. Read More
4th April 2019
The largest ever money laundering scandal in Europe is rippling through the region’s banks. It began in the Baltics and has engulfed several Nordic lenders, notably Denmark’s Danske and Sweden’s Swedbank, who had large Baltic operations. Here are some facts about Europe’s problems. HOW DID THE CURRENT SCANDAL EMERGE? The… Read More
4th April 2019
Curbing corruption could generate about $1 trillion in tax revenues annually across the world, according to research from the International Monetary Fund. In addition to increasing government revenue, fighting corruption can also reduce waste and even help to lift test scores among public school students, the IMF said. It also… Read More
4th April 2019
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday faulted the Trump administration for failing so far to impose sanctions over China’s alleged human rights abuses against its Muslim minority and called for punitive measures against a senior Communist Party official and Chinese companies. A letter to President Donald Trump’s top… Read More
4th April 2019
U.S. authorities gathered information about Huawei Technologies Co Ltd through secret surveillance that they plan to use in a case accusing the Chinese telecom equipment maker of sanctions-busting and bank fraud, prosecutors said on Thursday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Solomon said at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn that… Read More
4th April 2019
By James Chin, University of Tasmania The corruption trial of Najib Tun Razak, the former prime minister of Malaysia, has finally begun following two postponements and an attempt on the opening day of the trial for a third. Many Malaysians were starting to wonder if Najib would… Read More
4th April 2019
Money laundering allegations involving Sweden and Denmark have shattered faith in the open Nordic business culture, prompting demands for tighter controls on the banks held responsible. Ranked among the least corrupt countries by anti-graft campaign group Transparency International, Sweden and Denmark have been rocked by investigations into Danske Bank and… Read More
4th April 2019
Britain’s Serious Fraud Office will soon outline procedures for corporations that choose to waive their client-attorney privileges when voluntarily disclosing illicit activity, the head of the agency said Wednesday. Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute in London, SFO Director Lisa Osofsky called on companies to work more closely with… Read More
4th April 2019
Tanzanian authorities on Wednesday charged the managing director of Vodacom Tanzania and other telecom executives with economic crimes, court documents seen by Reuters showed. Egyptian Hisham Hendi and other telecom executives “intentionally and wilfully organized a criminal racket, which caused the government … to suffer a pecuniary loss” of more… Read More