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Archive for September, 2014

Switzerland urged to tighten its money laundering laws

(From Swissinfo.ch) Transparency International has called on Switzerland to tighten its anti-money laundering legislation to prevent foreign public officials and business people from hiding the proceeds of crime and corruption behind opaque structures on its soil. Executives of the anti-corruption organisation on Tuesday urged Switzerland to publicly register information on the beneficial ownership of limited […]

Corruption, scandals and reforms in Kuwait and Oman

For the first time in the history of the Sultanate of Oman, a former minister has been sentenced to three years in prison for corruption, while the main opposition leader in Kuwait and a member of the royal family have accused former ministers and magistrates of fraud, money laundering and conspiracy audience.  The fight against […]

Corruption Concerns Taint Burgeoning China-Africa Trade

(From Voice of America) Africa’s mineral, timber, and oil wealth has been highly sought – and fought over – for years, mainly by Western nations. Today, though, Africa has become a strong trading partner for China, which surpassed the United States in 2009 and whose bilateral trade reached $210 billion in 2013. In February, 2014, […]