8th January 2019
Up to 47 properties and numerous vehicles were seized in a police crackdown on a drug dealers’ network which involved investing drug money in the property market. In a joint operation between police in Spain, Italy, Argentina and Europol, almost 50 suspects were arrested regarding the gang’s activities, which… Read More
7th January 2019
Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has dropped its investigation of some individuals associated with Rolls-Royce Holdings (RR.L), it said on Monday, narrowing the number of suspects in a long-running bribery probe. Rolls-Royce signed a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the SFO in a 497 million pound settlement almost two years… Read More
7th January 2019
The Frankfurt prosecutor’s office has dropped an insider trading case against former Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) Chief Executive Carsten Kengeter in exchange for payments of almost 5 million euros ($5.68 million). Prosecutors investigated Kengeter after he purchased Deutsche Boerse shares worth 4.5 million euros in December 2015 as part of a… Read More
7th January 2019
Iran’s central bank has proposed slashing four zeros from the rial, state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, after the currency plunged in a year marked by an economic crisis fuelled by U.S. sanctions. “A bill to remove four zeros from the national currency was presented to the government by… Read More
7th January 2019
Credit Suisse has reportedly reached a deal with the New York State Attorney General’s office over misconduct allegations regarding residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). Prosecutors had sought billions over the case, in which the bank was accused of misrepresenting the quality of loans linked to MBS during the financial crisis. Instead,… Read More
7th January 2019
Romania will hold the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2019. Among its goals, it seeks to address emerging security issues, terrorism and to support increased cohesion among EU member states. This is the first mandate for Romania, which is known for high-levels… Read More
7th January 2019
A powerful Iranian council approved an anti-money laundering bill on Saturday, state media reported, a major step towards reforms that would bring Iran into line with global norms and could facilitate foreign trade in the face of U.S sanctions. Iran has been trying to implement standards set by the Financial… Read More
7th January 2019
Karsten Dybvad is putting on a brave face. Danske Bank’s new chairman recently insisted that the Copenhagen-based lender did not face an “existential crisis”, despite helping clients launder up to 200 billion euros between 2007 and 2015 via a Baltic subsidiary. In 2019 that will be put to the… Read More
7th January 2019
There are “lots of indications” that some managers discussed “the reputational risks” of Deutsche Bank’s involvement in a share-trading scheme that is the subject of Germany’s biggest post-war fraud investigation, according to a conclusion in one of five internal audits seen by Reuters. The bank issued tax certificates for withholding… Read More
7th January 2019
The European Union has extended its economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2019, citing a lack of progress in implementing an agreement over Moscow’s conflict with Ukraine. The measures, which target the financial, energy and defence sectors, and the area of dual-use goods, were… Read More