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Entries in David Cameron (15)

Thursday
May122016

PM Cameron announces beneficial owner registry for foreign companies holding or buying UK property

Prime Minister David Cameron hosted an international anti-corruption summit in London Thursday and used the event to announce steps to end the secret ownership of property in the UK by foreigners.

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Thursday
May122016

Martin Kenney on the Panama Papers: BVI has more corporate transparency than the U.S., UK

Martin Kenney appears on CBC News on April 4In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the U.S. has (belatedly) announced that it will tighten checks on anonymous companies. The rules, which include requiring financial institutions to find out and keep records on the real owners behind the companies that use their services, aim to help U.S. law enforcement pierce the layers of anonymous shell companies that people can use to disguise their financial dealings around the world.

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Friday
May062016

White House acts to end secret U.S. companies and hidden foreign ownership

Official White House Photo by Pete SouzaThe Obama Administration Thursday announced a series of actions to end the use of anonymous corporations in the United States and require disclosure of beneficial owners when foreigners deposit money or buy assets in this country.

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Monday
Apr182016

Martin Kenney: Tackling corruption means tackling the proceeds of crime

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said corruption adds 10 percent to business costs globally.

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Thursday
Apr142016

Bill Waite on the Panama Papers: It's time for some crisis management

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.

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Thursday
Apr072016

Event Note: Perspectives on the May 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit (April 13 - Washington, DC)

An increased urgency is growing around the world regarding the need to confront the deep-rooted problem of corruption.

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Thursday
Jan212016

Martin Kenney: An open register of beneficial owners is a bad idea

Last year UK Prime Minister David Cameron promised to rip aside the “cloak of secrecy” and set new standards for transparency of company ownership.

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Monday
Nov232015

U.S. and UK risk assessments differ on real estate-related AML

The United States and United Kingdom recently published comprehensive money laundering risk assessments through the UK’s National Risk Assessment and the U.S.’s National Money Laundering Risk Assessment.

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Wednesday
Jun102015

Brook Horowitz on FIFA and beyond: The clean up can start here

The FIFA scandal reminds us that corruption remains embedded right at the top of some of the world’s institutions. And it’s not only FIFA: the almost daily reports of fines for the major Western banks for failing to prevent money laundering, or for foreign exchange and interest rates manipulation -- crimes dating back to the financial crisis -- show the extent to which corruption is part of the normal operating mode of transnational institutions, whether public or private.

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Monday
Jun082015

Cameron to G7: FIFA mess shows ‘cancer of corruption’

Image courtesy of HMGUK Prime Minister David Cameron took to the Huffington Post Saturday to blame corruption for many of the world's problems and to urge fellow G7 leaders to do more than meet graft "with a reluctant sigh."

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Wednesday
Feb042015

Will a pay raise keep the Mandarins honest?

China’s State Council has released a plan to increase salaries of civil servants amid public expectations that it will help curb corruption.

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Wednesday
Jun252014

News Corp. editor Coulson convicted, Rebekah Brooks walks

Rebekah Brooks, courtesy of Sky News via YouTubeRebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Mudoch's News Corp. in Britain, was acquitted Tuesday of phone hacking, bribery, and other charges by a London jury after a seven-month trial.

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