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Entries in Transparency International (108)

Monday
Nov052018

Due diligence warning about ‘golden passport’ countries

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development published a list of "golden passport" schemes from 21 countries that are high risk and "required to be  taken into account" during due diligence.

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Monday
Sep242018

Luis Dantón Martínez Corres: International trade agreements can help fight corruption

Transparency International just updated its Exporting Corruption Evaluation for 2018, the first update since 2015.

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Monday
May072018

Martin Kenney: Open company UBO registers are not the panacea to financial crime

Predictably, the NGO "transparency" brigade has once again raised its guns and placed its cross-hairs over its preferred target: the offshore service providers in the British Overseas Territories, particularly those in the Caribbean. Only this time, they appear to have coerced and cajoled the support of a split, and apparently hesitant, UK government.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Pssst. Wanna buy a passport?

At least 20 countries are selling residence and citizenship under so-called Golden Visa programs, according to Transparency International.

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Monday
Dec182017

TI's Corruption Perceptions Index plays role in SEC risk warnings

FCPA investigations and enforcement actions can deeply damage companies of all sizes. Issuers -- those filing periodic reports to the SEC -- warn investors constantly about the risks that corruption can cause.

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Thursday
Jun222017

Teddy Obiang on trial in Paris for embezzlement

The son of Equatorial Guinea's president went on trial this week in France for embezzling more than $112 million from his country's treasury.

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Wednesday
May242017

Transparency International, Pharma Associations Launch New LatAm Regional Integrity Initiative 

Transparency International-UK’s pharmaceuticals and healthcare program has published a new set of integrity standards for use by pharmaceutical companies in Latin America. 

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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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