20th February 2018
France asked the World Court on Monday to throw out a case launched by Equatorial Guinea, saying the African country was wrongly using the court to shield the son of its ruler from prosecution in France following a corruption investigation. The case before the United Nation’s highest court, formally known… Read More
19th February 2018
Jersey’s Royal Court has registered two new laws aimed at enabling the free movement of data between Jersey and the European Union. The Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 and Data Protection (Authority) Jersey Law 2018 come into effect in May 2018. The rules will also enable law enforcement agencies… Read More
19th February 2018
The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has entered into its first financial technology (fintech) arrangement with an American regulator to help make the regulatory landscape smoother for tech start-ups. Monday’s agreement is expected to boost collaboration between both their fintech initiatives – the US’ LabCFTC, formed in 2017,… Read More
18th February 2018
Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu has hit back after police said he should be charged over alleged bribery cases. He called the allegations “baseless” and said he was certain the truth would be revealed. His government is “stable”, he has insisted, despite criticism from a key member of his coalition. A… Read More
14th February 2018
The Hawks, South Africa’s special police unit, landed at a home reported to belong to the Gupta family on Wednesday morning in what is considered to be part of a probe into corruption allegations linked to President Jacob Zuma. The Guptas have featured prominently in a number of scandals, and… Read More
14th February 2018
The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watchlist with an anti-money-laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official. Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avert being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with terrorist financing regulations by… Read More
14th February 2018
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, freed two weeks ago from detention in a luxury hotel during a corruption sweep, said on Tuesday he was answering a government call to support local soccer clubs by donating half a million dollars. Prince Alwaleed, one of the country’s top international investors,… Read More
13th February 2018
A quarter of property in England and Wales owned by overseas firms is held by entities registered in the British Virgin Islands, BBC analysis has found. The Caribbean archipelago is the official home of companies that own 23,000 properties – more than any other country. They are owned by 11,700… Read More
12th February 2018
A luxury Saudi hotel that served as a detention centre for dozens of princes and top officials held in a corruption drive since November has reopened. Reception staff at the five-star Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh told the BBC the hotel was admitting guests. More than 200 princes, ministers and businessmen… Read More
12th February 2018
North Korea is unable to pay its share of the 2018 U.N. budgets because of international sanctions on its foreign exchange bank and has asked a senior U.N. official for help, the country’s U.N. mission said in a statement. North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam met with U.N. management… Read More