2nd October 2020
Singapore’s financial regulator ordered Wirecard AG’s local entities to cease their payment activities and return all customer funds by Oct. 14. The local unit of the embattled German payments company informed the Monetary Authority of Singapore that it’s unable to continue providing payment processing services to “a significant… Read More
2nd October 2020
The European Commission has expressed concern about Malta’s failure to secure convictions in high-level corruption cases and flagged “deep corruption patterns” within the country as worthy of note. In a rule of law report, the Commission noted that the worrying patterns had led to “strong public demand” for rule of… Read More
1st October 2020
A U.S. proposal to almost totally sever Iran from the global financial system could sharply hinder its ability to secure supplies of food and drugs as it struggles to contain a resurgence of the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East. The Trump administration is considering targeting more than… Read More
1st October 2020
Two American law firms have started building class action law suits against HSBC and Standard Chartered following allegations the banking giants failed to crack down on money laundering. Labaton Sucharow and Schall Law, which both have a track record of pursuing vast legal claims against listed companies, said they have… Read More
1st October 2020
Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Rodrigo Rato was acquitted by a Spanish court on Tuesday of fraud charges and falsifying accounts, during the botched 2011 public listing of the major Spanish bank, Bankia. The National Court of Justice in Madrid also acquitted 33 further people and entities —… Read More
30th September 2020
The U.K. and Canada imposed sanctions on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and senior figures in his government, a sign of widening discontent in the West over ongoing repression of peaceful protests against his purported victory in a disputed election. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab accused Mr. Lukashenko and his… Read More
30th September 2020
AP — French police arrested 29 people around the country on Tuesday in a vast operation to break a complex scheme financing Islamist extremists in Syria through the use of cryptocurrencies. A statement from the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said search warrants are out for the two main figures in the… Read More
30th September 2020
Britain’s Foreign Minister Dominic Raab has confirmed that his government is open to the possibility of imposing sanctions against officials involved in Hong Kong’s affairs under its Global Human Rights (GHR) regime. In a letter to an MP this month, Raab condemned the disqualification of 12 pro-democracy hopefuls from standing… Read More
30th September 2020
Russian markets are once again being plagued by multiple sanctions threats that could materialize before the end of the year. The prospect of new Western sanctions has helped drive the ruble back toward a four-year low reached during the oil price crash in March. Only Turkish government bonds have performed… Read More
30th September 2020
An investigation has begun into Dutch shipbuilder IHC in connection with a corruption scandal in Brazil, the Financieele Dagblad said on Tuesday. The FD says Brazilian court documents suggest the research focuses on 2013, when IHC was given a €1bn order to build six ships to be used in laying… Read More