23rd May 2016
The UN Security Council’s decision to remove from a sanctions list an Indian ship accused of loading illicit crude from eastern Libya is being talked about as the latest byword for global India-US strategic cooperation. India-flagged tanker Distya Ameya, chartered by a UAE-based firm, was removed from the sanctions list… Read More
23rd May 2016
Russia said on Monday it was placing its first Eurobond since financial sanctions were imposed over Ukraine, having decided to go ahead with the placement despite Western banks not taking part. Read More
23rd May 2016
A major overhaul of Bermuda’s laws on bribery, corruption and fraud has been unveiled by Attorney-General Trevor Moniz. Read More
23rd May 2016
Brazil’s Planning Minister Romero Juca on Monday dismissed local media reports that allegedly implicated him in a sweeping corruption probe and reiterated he is fit to continue his work as part of Acting President Michel Temer’s cabinet. Read More
23rd May 2016
Abdul Rahim Mohammad Al Awadi, Executive Director of Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Cases Unit, AMLSCU, of the UAE, and Talal Ali Al Sayegh, President of the Kuwait Financial Intelligence Unit and Chairman of National Committee of Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sunday following a meeting at the head office of the Central Bank of the UAE in Abu Dhabi to discuss matters of mutual interest. Read More
23rd May 2016
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned Mr Peter Johnson, former compliance officer of Keydata Investment Services Ltd., from performing any function in relation to any regulated financial activity and publicly censured him.  Were it not for Mr Johnson’s serious financial hardship, the FCA would have fined him £200,000. Read More
23rd May 2016
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has fined Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (RJA) and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (RJFS), a total of $17 million for widespread failures related to the firms’ anti-money laundering (AML) programs. RJA was fined $8 million and RJFS was fined… Read More
23rd May 2016
Ruling party member alleges key opposition figure got cheap bungalow in shady land deal. Read More
23rd May 2016
Shrewd, intelligent and disciplined, House Speaker Mike Hubbard was the general of the GOP offensive in 2010 to win Republican control of the Alabama Legislature, a body that had been under the direction of Democrats since Reconstruction. Read More
23rd May 2016
It may be a tiny country of just 2.1 million people but Macedonia is being rocked by a scandal of epic proportions. Read More