16th July 2018
India’s capital market regulator has proposed amendments to tighten laws governing auditors and other third-party individuals hired by listed companies for auditing financial results, among other things. The Kotak Committee, formed to come up with proposals for improving corporate governance, last year recommended that the Securities and Exchange Board of… Read More
11th July 2018
AP — A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal. The deal delivered “tangible, substantial benefits” and the federal judge who approved it did more than enough to ensure it was… Read More
10th July 2018
China’s state planner issued draft guidelines on Thursday ordering Chinese firms operating overseas to set up compliance departments to strengthen compliance management and fend off outbound investment risks. Chinese companies operating overseas should comply with other countries’ laws and regulations, and pay attention to trade controls or investigations including anti-dumping… Read More
9th July 2018
One of the world’s biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in U.S. sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European countries to do more to offset the U.S. measures. The announcement by France’s CMA CGM that it was quitting… Read More
22nd June 2018
A London court on Wednesday described as “troubling” a case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) against a former junior UBS (UBSG.S) trader for alleged Libor interest rate rigging. The Upper Tribunal, a court that hears challenges against FCA decisions, dismissed an appeal against a ban from financial services… Read More
21st June 2018
Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay a $42 million penalty over charges it falsely informed customers that it had executed millions of orders internally when it actually had routed them for execution at other broker-dealers. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Merrill Lynch’s process – which it dubbed… Read More
21st June 2018
Police have nabbed scores of individuals they believe are partly responsible for over 20,000 fraudulent transactions worth over EUR8 million. The fraud was conducted by professional fraudsters, skilled in e-commerce fraud, who set up fake online shops and bought and sold credit card data on the dark web, said Europol. Read More
20th June 2018
The EU has extended a ban on firms doing business with Crimea or Sevastopol, saying it remains “firmly committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty” after the region was annexed by Russia four years ago. The sanctions, which were extended to 23 June 2019 and apply to EU citizens and EU-based firms, include… Read More
20th June 2018
AP – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless… Read More
19th June 2018
AP — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen since 2015 and led to billions in… Read More