25th October 2017
24 October 2017 By Pavel Polityuk, Jack Stubbs, REUTERS Cyber attacks using malware called “BadRabbit” hit Russia and other nations on Tuesday, affecting Russian Interfax news agency and causing flight delays at Ukraine’s Odessa airport. While no major outages were reported, the U.S. government issued a warning on the attack,… Read More
4th September 2017
US Defense Secretary James Mattis, echoing the warnings of President Donald Trump, said North Korea can expect a ‘massive military response’ if it threatens the United States, the US territory of Guam or America’s allies. Mattis, Trump and the president’s top advisers met at the White House Sunday about North… Read More
25th August 2017
Japan will set unilateral sanctions on eight foreign firms and individuals as punishment for their alleged dealings with North Korea. The sanctions are among the latest international efforts to isolate the country and follow sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council earlier this month. Read More
4th August 2017
France, Britain and Japan are hoping for a speedy vote on a U.N. resolution that would impose new sanctions against North Korea following its tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile — but Russia says the text still needs to be discussed and there’s no agreement yet. Read More
2nd August 2017
Japan’s ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday he hopes a draft U.N. resolution that would impose new sanctions against North Korea following its tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile will be finished “in days.” The United States and China said a week ago that they were making progress on… Read More
28th July 2017
Japan will impose additional sanctions on North Korea for its weapons programmes, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Friday, just hours after the US Senate also voted for new sanctions on the secretive state. US media reported this week that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Pentagon spy agency, had… Read More
12th July 2017
Japan’s Financial Services Agency is surveying the measures banks take to prevent money laundering, aiming to better tackle a growing problem among regional institutions unaccustomed to dealing with foreign transactions. The survey covers the country’s 106 regional banks and more than 400 other institutions such as shinkin banks — credit… Read More
6th June 2017
A pact establishing common rules against tax evasion will be signed Wednesday by about 60 countries, not including the U.S., which is choosing to deal with the issue bilaterally. The accord, hammered out by the Group of 20 economies and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, is a uniform… Read More
29th May 2017
The White House moved Friday to calm an exasperated world after a close adviser to President Donald Trump suggested the U.S. was considering easing sanctions on Russia. The suggestion, made Thursday aboard Air Force One by Gary Cohn, the president’s top economic adviser, had roiled already tense conversations at the… Read More
24th May 2017
One in five banks in the Asia Pacific expects tax evasion in 2017 to increase 100 to 500 per cent over last year’s levels according to a recent poll by data analytics firm Fico. A further one in five senior fraud managers surveyed said they expect the increase to be… Read More