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
Rosen Iossifov, owner of cryptocurrency exchange RGcoins, was convicted by a federal jury in Kentucky of two counts of conspiracy to commit racketeering and money laundering. The conviction came after a two-week trial where Iossifov was accused of orchestrating a sophisticated scheme to steal money from unsuspecting victims in… Read More
30th September 2020
By Robert Mazur, former U.S. Federal Agent and author of “The Infiltrator” I’ve had the privilege of working with journalists from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), BuzzFeed News and many other media outlets during the past decade. When approached a few months ago to analyze leaked Suspicious Activity… Read More
30th September 2020
Organised crime groups (OCGs) have evolved and adapted techniques designed to facilitate criminal activities, evade detection and enable criminal enterprise to endure. The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) national strategic assessment of serious and organised crime (SOC) 2020 reports that SOC continues to have more impact on UK citizens than… Read More
29th September 2020
The Trump administration is considering fresh sanctions to sever Iran’s economy from the outside world except in limited circumstances, by targeting more than a dozen banks and labeling the entire financial sector off-limits, three people familiar with the matter said. The move would effectively leave Iran — which has seen… Read More
29th September 2020
French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into banking giant BNP Paribas over claims of complicity in crimes against humanity, genocide and torture in Sudan, sources said Thursday. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), which had filed a complaint against the French bank, announced on Twitter that an investigation… Read More
29th September 2020
Malaysia will not take sides and follow the United States and impose sanctions on 24 Chinese companies the latter accuses of advancing China’s militarisation of the South China Sea, Malaysian Ambassador to China Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview. While tensions are… Read More
29th September 2020
Julius Baer Group Ltd. is deciding whether to start a wealth-management business in the U.S. as it seeks partnerships or acquisitions in its core Latin American markets. “I would not be doing my job as somebody that is totally committed to making our Americas’ business a top competitive business… Read More
28th September 2020
Off the coast of Mauritania in northwest Africa, thick black smoke billowed from a massive fishing trawler, trapping the crew on a vessel operated by a Canadian shell company. It was July 19, 2019, and the Ivan Golubets, an imposing vessel comparable to the size of a soccer field, was… Read More
28th September 2020
As schoolboys, their friendship was cemented while playing in the same rugby team at one of Britain’s most prestigious boarding schools. Since those days at The King’s School in Canterbury, Kirils Pestuns, James Dickins and Daniel O’Donoghue have unwittingly found themselves at the centre of a global network of companies… Read More