United States: Harvest Natural Resources drops lawsuit against ex-Venezuelan oil minister


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United States: Harvest Natural Resources drops lawsuit against ex-Venezuelan oil minister
Aug 27, 2020 06:00 pm
U.S. oil company Harvest Natural Resources has dropped a lawsuit against former Venezuelan oil minister Rafael Ramirez for allegedly demanding bribes to approve the company’s sale of its Venezuelan assets, a U.S. court document showed on Wednesday. Harvest had won a $1.4 billion judgment against Ramirez, but the U.S. District
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South Africa: South Africa Publishes Virus Contracts Amid Corruption Fury
Aug 27, 2020 05:30 pm
South Africa published the names of all companies that won coronavirus-related government contracts in a bid to crackdown on corruption, making it the first country on the continent to do so. The move comes as a graft scandal related to the procurement of medical equipment that implicated staff in President
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World: Coronavirus impact underscores need for sustainable investment, experts say
Aug 27, 2020 05:00 pm
The impact of the coronavirus has reinforced, for both executives and investors, the need for companies to develop sustainable operations that can withstand major shocks, experts say. The pandemic has slowed the pursuit of sustainability goals based on the three ESG principles – environment, social, and governance – because of
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Czech Republic: Czech Republic strengthens anti-money laundering measures, but shortcomings remain
Aug 27, 2020 04:30 pm
In a follow-up report on the Czech Republic, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL concludes that the country has improved measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, but still needs to make progress in certain areas. Since the adoption of its mutual evaluation report in December 2018, the Czech Republic is reporting to MONEYVAL on
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Malaysia: Second biggest direct negotiation deal under Pakatan involved firm linked to Zahid’s corruption trial
Aug 27, 2020 04:00 pm
After the Ministry of Transport’s RM4.48 billion double-tracking deal, the second-biggest item in Ministry of Finance’s list of direct negotiations under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government involved Datasonic Technologies Sdn Bhd (DTSB). The firm awarded a RM270 million deal on procurement of biodata polycarbonate page, is the supplier of biodata
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Philippines: Sandiganbayan convicts Floirendo of graft
Aug 27, 2020 03:30 pm
A former member of the House of Representatives and a businessman was convicted by the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court. The court’s sixth division, voting 4-1, sentenced former Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. from six years and a month up to eight years in prison with perpetual disqualification
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