February 2018

Malta’s economic policy is like the metaphorical frog which doesn’t realise that the temperature of the water is slowly rising. Then the water gets too hot and the frog dies. Actually Malta’s situation is worse, as the government is actually being warned about money laundering, corruption and overdependence on certain sectors. We should be very […]

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Transparency International UK has listed two London houses suspected to be owned by Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki for investigation under Britain’s new law, Unexplained Wealth Orders, which became effective from January 31. According to TI, Land Registry documents show that the houses at 7 and 8 Whittaker Street, Belgravia, London are owned by Landfield […]

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04 February, 2018 We will never let democracy derail in Pakistan: CJP Qamar Bajwa in Saudi Arabia Pir Hameedud Din Sialvi not happy with Rana Sanaullah meeting, without taking him on board We will never let democracy derail in Pakistan: CJP No evidence of any heart problems in Nehal Hashmi: Medical team PIMS hospital Possibility […]

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Can people be too rich to steal or act in a corrupt manner? ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe suggested this was true of Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected president of the ANC, when he said: “We have a president who has money, who’s wealthy, who will not be tempted to steal … If he steals, we […]

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LONDON: The UK government has introduced new rules giving unprecedented powers to law enforcement agencies to crack down on properties and assets amassed through “dirty money”. Under the new rules, which are designed to stop corrupt people from using Britain as a safe haven, individuals can be fined and jailed if they make misleading statements. […]

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Three former directors of state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) allegedly transferred US$60 million to offshore accounts in Andorra between 2008 and 2014, El Pais reports. RELATED:  Venezuela Requests Interpol Red Alert Against Former PDVSA President for Corruption Through various bank statements acquired by the Latin American publication, the newspaper was able to confirm transactions […]

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In the days leading up to the release of the Nunes memo, both its architects and its critics were united in the belief that its four pages might topple pillars at the FBI and ignite satchels of C-4 at the Department of Justice. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the House Intelligence Committee chairman who spearheaded the […]

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The panel at the Financial Crime Conversation discussed how the millennial generation has been at the forefront of the protests against tax avoidance. Photography: Stigtryggur Johannsson   Against the backdrop of the Panama and Paradise Papers, legal tax avoidance has become a significant moral challenge for companies. Our latest Financial Crime Conversation looked at the […]

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A close friend of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia says the reporter’s life and death is a reminder that “one should have the courage to stand for one’s convictions.” Maltese priest Father Joseph Borg spoke with Catholic News Agency about Galizia’s legacy. A well-known Maltese journalist famous for her shocking, in-depth stories exposing government […]

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In March, top executives from Royal Dutch Shell and the Italian oil major Eni will go on trial in Milan in what is billed as the largest corporate bribery case in history. Among the accused are Shell’s former head of international oil development, Malcolm Brinded, and Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi, who are alleged to have […]

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