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Entries in Transparency International (113)


Offshore shell companies reveal the hypocrisy of U.S. service providers

It may be perceived that Transparency International (TI), and its now-rebranded former U.S. branch, the Coalition for Integrity (CI), and I do not get along. In fact, we all want the same thing. However, we do not agree on the means to achieve the shared ambition of reducing global corruption.

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There's no perfect way to measure corruption. So what?

Jonathan Rusch seems to indicate in his post that we disagree about data. I think we disagree mostly about the best attitude for decision-makers. Rusch indicates that I somehow disparage data, almost as if I were disparaging how someone earns a living, but to paraphrase Don Corleone, I too work with data. In fact, I’m a big fan of information.

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How are India’s anti-corruption efforts really measuring up?

With the recent release of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2018, this is a good time to assess India’s anti-corruption performance in recent years.

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Hear me out, please. Public UBO registers won’t work in 2019

I have been considering the events of the past 12 months from an anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory perspective, and with what we may be faced with in the year ahead.

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Job: Integrity Officer

Job Title: Integrity Officer

Employer: Transparency International

Location: Berlin, Germany

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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