30th January 2018
The United States Treasury department has published a list of wealthy Russians and influential individuals closely connected to the Kremlin, but did not impose sanctions or bans. It has been suggested, however, that the move casts a potential shadow of sanctions risk over the affluent Russians. Featured on the… Read More
30th January 2018
An estimated 60,000 children face potential starvation in North Korea, where international sanctions are exacerbating the situation by slowing aid deliveries, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. World powers have imposed growing sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. Last week… Read More
30th January 2018
AP – A wide-reaching anti-corruption campaign shrouded in secrecy and intrigue has netted more than $106 billion in financial settlements with 56 people remaining in custody, Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday. Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb said the settlements reached include seizure of real estate assets, commercial entities, securities… Read More
29th January 2018
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the kingdom’s top international businessmen, was released from detention on Saturday, more than two months after he was taken into custody in a sweeping crackdown on corruption. His release came hours after he told Reuters in an interview at Riyadh’s… Read More
26th January 2018
Authorities in Saudi Arabia are still holding 95 people in an anti-corruption campaign launched by the crown prince in November, according to the kingdom’s attorney general. In an infographic cited by Saudi-owned Al Arabiya on this week, the attorney general said 90 detainees had been released after having… Read More
26th January 2018
The United States could release reports as early as Monday detailing the possibilities for expanding sanctions against Russia, including a list of prominent oligarchs and potential restrictions on the holding of Russian government debt. The reports are part of a sanctions bill passed overwhelmingly by Congress soon after… Read More
26th January 2018
Venezuela has expelled the Spanish ambassador to Caracas, Jesús Silva Fernández, accusing him of interfering in its internal affairs. Read More
25th January 2018
MEPs have urged police investigate all allegations of corruption in Malta – particularly at the highest political level – in a bid to end the perceived impunity in the country. Officials met to discuss the ongoing allegations of corruption and money laundering plaguing the island, as well as to assess… Read More
25th January 2018
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has imposed a fine of more than £1 million on a brokering firm which failed to maintain standards in properly identifying and reporting suspicious transactions. Interactive Brokers (UK) – IBUK – were given a fine of £1,049,412 for “failings in its post-trade systems and controls for… Read More
25th January 2018
The Bulgarian government on Thursday survived a parliamentary vote of no-confidence brought by the opposition Socialists over what they said was a lack of progress in fighting rampant corruption. Some 103 deputies in the 240-seat parliament voted in favour of the first no-confidence vote against the centre-right coalition cabinet… Read More