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Entries in Singapore (106)

Monday
Jun182018

Richard Bistrong: When we're squeezed, do ethical decisions flow out?

When I started blogging in 2014, there was little discussion about how issues like financial pressures and "micro-cultures" could impact decision making that can lead us astray.

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Tuesday
Jun122018

Hoping to do business in North Korea? Ah, a few red flags . . .

Assuming OFAC someday lifts the trade sanctions, and business between American companies and North Korea becomes legally possible, what does the initial due diligence look like?

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Wednesday
May302018

In Malaysia, the inventory of Najib's ‘spoils’ keeps growing

Malaysian police with boxes siezed from Najib's condo (image via YouTube)Police in Kuala Lumpur are releasing more details about what they've seized from houses and condos belonging to Najib Razak, the former prime minister voted out of office this month amid a growing corruption investigation.

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Monday
May212018

Karp and Mendelsohn: Is RBS the first enforcement action under DOJ policy against piling on?

On May 9 the DOJ announced a new policy concerning the coordination of penalties imposed by more than one regulator or law enforcement authority in corporate resolutions.  

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Monday
Apr302018

John Bray: Singapore adopts new law on DPAs

Singapore is the latest country to introduce legislation creating a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) framework for scheduled crimes, potentially including corruption. The Singaporean parliament approved the new law in March as part of a wider package of reforms in the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

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Tuesday
Jan162018

In Singapore, they agreed to agree

Most people in the West share the belief that we all have a right to our own opinions, and a right to act on those opinions. We call it pluralism. But is Western-style pluralism always best?

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Monday
Jan082018

Keppel employees may face criminal prosecution in Singapore, government says

Singapore's Indranee Rajah blasts KeppelA top Singapore official told parliament Monday that Keppel employees are still being investigated by Singapore's Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau and could face criminal charges.

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Tuesday
Jan022018

At Keppel, it wasn't a rogue employee. It was widespread corruption

Keppel Offshore & Marine acted against 17 former or current employees for their roles in the Brazil bribery scandal the company resolved in December for $422 million.

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Friday
Dec222017

Singapore's Keppel pays $422 million to resolve Brazil bribery offenses, lawyer pleads guilty

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary agreed Friday to pay a total penalty of more than $422 million to resolve corruption charges with authorities in the United States, Brazil, and Singapore.

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Monday
Dec182017

John Bray: Dealing with the penalties of NOT paying bribes

Complaints about perceived high levels of corruption in Indonesia are a constant topic in both business circles and in everyday social conversation. But how does the country compare with its neighbours? And what can companies and individuals do to address the problem? Two recent international surveys offer valuable insights.

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Tuesday
Aug222017

OFAC adds Singapore companies, others to North Korea sanctions list

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control Tuesday put more entities and individuals from China, Russia, Singapore and Namibia on the North Korea sanctions list.

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Monday
Aug212017

Captain pleads guilty in Navy's ‘worst-ever fraud and bribery scandal’

A U.S. Navy captain admitted being bribed with parties and prostitutes while sneaking proprietary information to foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis and his Singapore-based firm, Glenn Defense Marine Asia.

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