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Entries in Singapore (58)


Andy Spalding answers the call of nature

I have never found a culture that truly endorses straight-up bribery. There may be no culture which actually teaches that a suitcase full of cash privately given to an official in exchange for a benefit to which the payor is not legally entitled is a good thing, one that we should not deter even if we could. 

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Singapore private bankers and clients sweat loss of secrecy

Singapore will start automatically sharing information with foreign tax authorities from 2018 to comply with a 51-country agreement to fight tax evasion.

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Compliance officer shortage hurts Singapore banks

Along with New York, London, and Hong Kong, Singapore now ranks as one of the world's most important financial centers. And to protect its new-found status, the tiny Southeast Asia country has cracked down hard on money laundering.

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Former Petrobras exec alleges bribes from Singapore shipbuilders

Petrobras executive Pedro Barusco (Image courtesy of Agência Brasil Fotografias/Flickr)Another week, another fresh round of bribery allegations from Brazil.

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Singapore sentencing guidelines: At the intersection of public and private graft

Sundaresh Menon, the Chief Justice of SingaporeThe chief justice of Singapore's Supreme Court used a recent case to set out new sentencing guidelines for private bribery, especially when it involves services that have a strong nexus to the public welfare.

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Joint investigative powers for Singapore's central bank officers

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) of the Singapore Police Force announced last month that it will jointly investigate market misconduct offenses such as insider trading and market manipulation.

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Navy officer is ninth defendant to plead guilty in ‘Fat Leonard’ bribe scandal

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Todd Dale Malaki admitted accepting cash, hotel expenses, and the services of a prostitute in return for providing classified U.S. Navy ship schedules and other internal Navy information to the boss of a Singapore-based defense contractor.

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Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew: Paying for Honesty

Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away on Monday morning.

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‘Evil should be called by its name’

Street view in Kampala, Uganda (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)Freddie Kwiringira runs a safari business in Uganda. He has strong words about the local kleptocrats and the damage they're doing.

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Ex-Navy contracting supervisor arrested in Glenn Marine bribery scandal

A civilian formerly working for the U.S. Navy as a contracting supervisor in Asia was arrested Tuesday in connection with the huge bribery scandal involving Singapore-based contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA).

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