Region: Africa & Middle East

The Danish tax authority’s campaign to recoup cum-ex billions

Denmark has tasked its tax agency with chasing down $2 billion that the country says it has lost through cum-ex trades. GIR spoke with the agency about the operation.

11 November 2020

US charges Taiwan and Brunei procurement companies over Iran shipments

11 November 2020

Plea deal shows how SBM Offshore ex-CEO dodged prison in Switzerland

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The former CEO of Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore admitted to overseeing close to $7 million in bribes paid to Angolan public officials during his time in charge and agreed to provide evidence against co-defendants.

10 November 2020

Israel opens foreign bribery investigation into subsidiary of US flavours company

10 November 2020

South Africa’s governance structures need an overhaul to address corruption challenge

The positive momentum by the South African government in confronting governance failures must be welcomed, but it will require far more than political will to effectively address the high levels of systemic corruption, Petrus Marais and Lloyed Rakgoale at FTI Consulting and Karam Singh and Caroline James of Corruption Watch argue.

30 October 2020

Namibia investigates Tanzanian oil company for alleged bribery

29 October 2020

ABB negotiating settlement with South Africa’s Eskom

Swiss-Swedish robotics company ABB has said it is “working towards” reaching a resolution with South Africa’s state-owned utility company Eskom in connection to a well-publicised corruption case.

26 October 2020

Eskom CEO rejects whistleblower’s request for compensation

21 October 2020

Staveley accused of misunderstanding the term “same deal” in Barclays fraud lawsuit

Barclays has criticised a UK investment firm, which is suing it for alleged fraud, for misinterpreting a former bank executive’s explanation of a multi-billion dollar Middle East fundraising deal.

15 October 2020

No evidence Eni CEO took part in bribery scheme, says lawyer

15 October 2020

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