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The US Department of Justice has launched a civil action against two Singapore-listed companies it alleges were complicit in a North Korean conspiracy to circumvent US trade sanctions.
23 August 2017
A California district court has allowed the commodities trading arm of ANZ bank to issue subpoenas to US companies, as part of the bank's own cross-border investigation into fraud.
08 August 2017
A Singapore court has sentenced a former BSI banker to 54 months in jail for money-laundering charges in connection with funds allegedly embezzled from Malaysia’s 1MDB – the longest for an individual to date.
14 July 2017
Identifying individuals responsible for financial misconduct and preventing them from working in the financial services industry is a stronger deterrent than imposing hefty penalties on the banks that employ them, the managing director of Singapore’s central bank said on 29 June.
29 June 2017
A Singapore appeals court ruled that emails published online from a cyberattack, and proposed as evidence in a case, still retain privilege. Lawyers say that the decision sets a precedent against future cyber attacks intended to expose confidential material.
28 June 2017
The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) opened a new centre where whistleblowers can report misconduct, to boost the country’s reputation as a corruption-free nation amid widely-publicised money laundering investigations.
12 June 2017
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has fined Credit Suisse and the United Overseas Bank S$700,000 and S$900,000, respectively, for anti-money laundering violations in connection with the ongoing investigation into Malaysia’s embattled investment fund 1MDB.
30 May 2017
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