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GRECO publishes second compliance report on the Netherlands

GRECO concludes that the Netherlands have satisfactorily implemented seven of the sixteen recommendations contained in the Fifth Round Evaluation Report. Seven recommendations have been partly implemented and two have not been implemented

OECD releases “International Tax and Africa”

The report reflects on the broader tax policy agenda including VAT, tax transparency, tax and crime, digitalisation of tax administrations, and tax and informality.

Moody’s Analytics explores strategies to meet regulatory expectations in AI-Led Anti-Money Laundering

The blog likely provides insights on how organisations can optimize AI technologies to align with regulatory requirements, ensuring a robust and compliant approach to Anti-Money Laundering efforts…

World Bank publishes Sanctions system, Fraud and Corruption Annual Report

This report documents how the offices of the World Bank’s sanctions system worked in FY23 to help ensure that the Banks’s funds are used in a transparent and accountable manner and only for their intended purposes.

US DoJ orders Albemarle to pay over $218M to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation

Between 2009 and 2017, Albemarle, through its third-party sales agents and subsidiary employees, conspired to pay bribes to government officials to obtain and retain chemical catalyst business with state-owned oil refineries in Vietnam, Indonesia, and India. Albemarle obtained profits of approximately $98.5 million as a result of the scheme.

SEC charges Clear Channel Outdoor with FCPA violations relating to China Subsidiary

The order finds that, from at least 2012 through 2017, Clear Media bribed Chinese government officials to obtain contracts required to sell advertising services to public and private sector clients for display on public bus shelters and other outdoor displays.

SEC charges Exelon, its subsidiary Commonwealth Edison, and subsidiary’s Former CEO Anne Pramaggiore with fraud in connection with political corruption scheme

Exelon to pay $46 million penalty to settle; SEC files suit against former CEO in District Court

Global Witness and COP28: People not Polluters

Advocates dismantling the fossil fuel economy, properly governing the extraction of “transition minerals,” and preventing money flowing to businesses carrying out deforestation and other biodiversity-wrecking business activities.

US Department of State releases an implementation plan for the U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption

This plan communicates Department activities currently underway or expected to implement the Strategy from 2023-2025. The department requests that any feedback on the implementation plan be sent to AC_Coordination@state.gov



EU Commission launches consultation on ESG regulation

The EC has paved the way for a potential overhaul of its sustainable financial disclosure regulation in an effort to make the rules a more effective tool to combat greenwashing. The SFDR requires financial market participants and advisers to tell investors…

NBER Working Paper Series: Researchers formulate approach for measuring corruption in China

Paper is titled: “Secrets in asset purchases: estimating the unofficial incomes of officials”

GRECO publishes Fifth Evaluation Report on Cyprus

Calls on Cyprus to pursue its efforts to prevent corruption in respect of persons with top executive functions and as regards the personnel of the Cyprus Police.