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Mars Group Applauds U.S. for Pressuring Kenya to Clean-Up
October 5th, 2009
A statement released by Mars Group Kenya, a Kenyan anti-corruption organization, this past week clearly shows an awareness and distaste for the role played by international financial organizations in financing corrupt regimes, as well as an appreciation for recent U.S. action to pressure Kenyan politicians to push for government reform. Pressure from the U.S. came last week in the form of 15 letters from the U.S. government to top Kenyan officials, “warning them of possible travel bans if they did not cooperate in instituting reforms.” While many government officials have come out decisively against the actions...
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Misha Glenny investigates global crime networks
September 28th, 2009
In this fascinating TED talk, Misha Glenny, author of McMafia, details the increased prevalence of organized crime since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Importantly, about ten and half minutes in, he focuses specifically on the deregulated global financial system, pointing to offshore banking as one of the biggest enablers of organized crime. He calls for new, effective, regulation – something he considers a necessity, and believes that it should come from the White...
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Thursday’s Top Stories
August 27th, 2009
Check out some of today's top stories below:

New Jersey Corruption Bust Had Deep Roots Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2009

LA trial in Thai film festival bribery case begins Associated Press, August 26, 2009

Corrupt firms ‘face phone taps’ BBC, August 27, 2009

Swiss Negotiator for UBS Says IRS May Seek More Data (Update1) Bloomberg, August 27, 2009

U.K.-Liechtenstein Tax Deal Opens Up Lucrative Loophole Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2009

24 arrested in huge bank debt scandal in Nigeria AFP, August...

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Wednesday’s Top Stories
August 26th, 2009
Read today's top stories below: GFI In the News

UBS and the Taxpayers’ Lost Billions ProPublica, August 25, 2009 Top Stories:

Corruption hurting economic growth: Indian PM AFP, August 26, 2009

Zambia sacks anti-corruption head BBC, August 26, 2009

Anti-corruption team sent to Turks Financial Times, August 26, 2009

Swiss Wegelin Tells Clients To Exit US Secs Amid Tax Scrutiny Wall Street Journal, August 25, 2009

UBS Whistleblower Gets Rewarded With Prison Time Bloomberg, August 26, 2009


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