28th February 2017
The EU yesterday (27 February) extended its remaining sanctions on Belarus and warned Minsk it would have to make progress on fundamental freedoms to see them lifted. Read More
28th February 2017
Russia has not discussed Western sanctions imposed on Moscow with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, and has not asked Washington to repeal them, Russian news agencies cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Tuesday. Read More
27th February 2017
South Korea's acting leader Hwang Kyo-ahn has refused to extend a probe by special prosecutors into a huge scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye, drawing the ire of the country's opposition parties. Read More
27th February 2017
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to place "regulatory reform" task forces and officers within federal agencies in what may be the most far-reaching effort to pare back U.S. red tape in recent decades. Read More
27th February 2017
Song served on several advisory bodies in Hong Kong, including an ethics committee under the ICAC. Read More
27th February 2017
Where scandals have wounded François Fillon, accusations slide off Front National candidate without denting her vote. Read More
24th February 2017
China has appointed Guo Shuqing as the new head of the banking regulator, according to people familiar with the matter. Having spent much of his life working on transforming the nation’s financial system, Guo, 60, faces daunting tasks ahead as he takes on oversight of the world’s largest banking industry by assets. Read More
24th February 2017
Just 215 wealthy people were granted an investor visa for the U.K. last year after the government doubled the investment needed to 2 million pounds ($2.5 million) and introduced new money-laundering checks in 2014. Read More
24th February 2017
Corruption is as invisible as it is pervasive. Public trust is easily professed on public forums, and just as easily betrayed in back rooms. Money and favours influence decisions without leaving a trace. Pecunia non olet. Read More
23rd February 2017
Many business people think it is wonderful that we now have an Administration filled with people from business backgrounds. To a point, I relate. Read More