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Entries in Transparency International (101)

Wednesday
Apr122017

Shruti Shah on the Panama Papers: A year of gains for transparency, but gaps remain

This month is the one year anniversary of the Panama Papers, a leak of 11 million documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm that showed how easy it is for corrupt public officials, money launderers, drug traffickers and other criminals to hide behind anonymous companies and access the global financial system.

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Thursday
Mar092017

Survey: Corruption still plagues Asia, especially the poor

A survey in Asia by Transparency International found that just over one in four people had paid a bribe to access public services during the prior year.

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Monday
Feb062017

Congress votes to kill extractive industries disclosure rule

The U.S. Senate voted Friday to repeal an SEC rule that would have required oil and gas and mining companies to disclose each year all of their payments to foreign governments for concessionary rights, permits, taxes, and other things.

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Thursday
Dec012016

Martin Kenney: Let's have an honest discussion about the BVI

Transparency International’s Max Heywood recently posted an article on TI's website asking if the British Virgin Islands -- from where I operate a cross-border fraud and asset recovery law firm -- has “cleaned up” since the publication of the so-called Panama Papers.

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Tuesday
Apr192016

Richard Bistrong on Unaoil: When your gut tells you the deal isn't right

I received an order for almost $1 million of grenades from a Caribbean Island -- as I recall, it was Antigua. You don’t need to be an auditor to know that doesn’t look right.

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Monday
Mar282016

France: Foreign anti-bribery bill won't allow corporate settlements

The French bill for Transparency and Modernization of Economic Life, which, among other things, aims at preventing foreign bribery and intensifying the fight against it, has been the subject of much speculation during the past few months.

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Tuesday
Mar152016

NGOs to OECD: Corporate pretrial agreements can work, but we still need deterrence

The OECD is hosting an Anti-Bribery Ministerial meeting Wednesday (March 16) to discuss how to strengthen implementation of its Anti-Bribery Convention. One of the issues on the table for discussion is how to encourage voluntary disclosure by companies of wrongdoing and how settlements can be used to do that.

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Tuesday
Dec292015

UK deterrence failure: High value dealers in ‘showpiece’ assets avoid prosecution

Luxury goods retailers selling high-end cars, boats, private jets, art, antiques and jewellery are being used by the corrupt to hide the illegal proceeds of crime -- and to escape detection, Transparency International said.

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Monday
Nov232015

Another reason why calling graft a victimless crime is dumb

The Prosperity Index ranks 142 countries in terms of wealth and wellbeing.

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Monday
Nov022015

Red flag alert: When defense buys don't make sense

The just released Transparency International Middle East & North Africa, Government Defense Anti-Corruption Index is exhaustive and thorough, and from my experience well represents the real-world risk which exists in the region.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Are settlements a deterrent or a dodge?

The DOJ has unveiled new guidance to federal prosecutors about bringing criminal cases against individuals in instances of corporate wrongdoing.

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Tuesday
Sep012015

Brazil enforcement lags but is on the rise, TI says

Transparency International’s 2015 Exporting Corruption report indicates that about half of the OECD antibribery convention countries have failed to prosecute any foreign bribery cases since 1999.

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