The last five years have seen a dramatic shift in the transparency environment, in a trend that began with Wikileaks launching the Arab Spring, and which is now reaching fruition in the vast data leaks from Luxembourg, Unaoil and Panama. Companies can no longer reliably distribute information as they choose, or maintain control over its interpretation.
Entries in Luxembourg (10)
A good friend of mine who ended his career as a very senior police officer once gave me an excellent piece of advice. He told me that anyone can manage an organization when things are going well -- it is when things become difficult that true leaders emerge.
The U.S. Justice Department took another big step in its investigation of bribes allegedly paid by Russian and Swedish companies to the eldest daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov in exchange for access to the country's telecoms market.
Sri Lanka this month became the latest of at least five countries to shut down huge China-backed infrastructure and telecoms projects tainted by allegations of corruption.
Israel's Bank Leumi will pay $270 million to resolve federal charges and $130 million to settle New York regulators' allegations that it helped U.S. taxpayers hide assets and income in unreported accounts in Israel and around the world.
An Italian businessman who built a $350 million empire on cleaning contracts and industrial maintenance was arrested in Spain on charges embezzlement, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, and tax offenses.
A unit of Alcoa agreed to plead guilty Thursday in the Western District of Pennsylvania to one count of violating the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA with a 2004 corrupt transaction. Alcoa World Alumina LLC, a majority-owned subsidiary, will pay a criminal fine of $209 million and forfeit $14 million to settle the DOJ’s charges. Alcoa Inc., the corporate parent, also agreed to resolve civil charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission by disgorging $161 million.
The Zambia government has terminated a $210 million closed circuit television camera contract with China's ZTE because of alleged corruption.
Transparency International (TI) released its eighth annual progress report on the enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention today.
According to a report on the French language news site Le Soir D’Algerie, they were accused of paying bribes amounting to $10 million to a senior official working at state-owned Algérie Télécom, through offshore accounts in Luxembourg.