Debate Παμπορίδη με μαθητές Λυκείων

Ο Yπουργός Υγείας Δρ Γιώργος Παμπορίδης είχε σήμερα μια τετ α τετ συνάντηση με μαθητές και μαθήτριες λυκείων κατά τη διάρκεια Debate που οργάνωσε και έχει θεσμοθετήσει η Τράπεζα Κύπρου σε συνεργασία με τον μη κυβερνητικό οργανισμό REACTION Youth for the Prevention, στο πλαίσιο του Εθνικού Εκπαιδευτικού Προγράμματος ΑΘΗΝΑ. Ο Υπουργός άκουσε τους μαθητές και…

Ευκίνητη Οικονομία: κλειδί για την ανάπτυξη

Μια μικρή ανοικτή οικονομία, με τεράστια εξάρτηση από τις εξαγωγές, δεν μπορεί να έχει την πολυτέλεια της δυσκινησίας και της δυσκαμψίας Η Έρευνα για τη Φύση και τα Αίτια του Πλούτου των Εθνών του Άνταμ Σμιθ, από το μακρινό 1776, αποτελεί την πρώτη διατριβή υπέρ της ελεύθερης αγοράς με τη γνωστή χρήση του όρου “αόρατο…

UK Govenment to set up new anti-money laundering watchdog

The Government is to set up a new watchdog to close loopholes used by criminals as part of a wider clampdown on money laundering and terrorist financing. It plans to launch the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS) – a new group that will sit within the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – by…

New York Raises Bar on AML and Sanctions Programs

Some US and foreign banks with New York offices will soon face the challenge of proving that their transaction monitoring and sanctions filtering programs for catching criminal activity really work. The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) believes that although banks and banking-regulated institutions may already have AML programs, there are still too many illegal…

Panama Papers Show Global Corruption Got Worse in 2016: Watchdog

Revelations of tax-evasion and money-laundering networks on a global scale in the so-called Panama Papers helped make the world appear more corrupt last year, according to graft watchdog Transparency International. The Berlin-based organization said there were more falling scores than rising ones on its 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index, published on Wednesday. A lower score means…

FRC responds to Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reforms

The interests of stakeholders, executive remuneration, the accountability of large private companies and effective enforcement are key themes in the FRC’s response to the Government’s Green paper on Corporate Governance reforms. The UK corporate governance framework is respected worldwide and any changes need to build on its current strengths including the unitary board and the ‘comply or…

Anti-Bribery Enforcement Actions Increase Across The Globe: Prosecutors Crack Down On Corruption

A new report by TRACE International finds that enforcement actions against bribing government officials are rising globally. In its 2016 Global Enforcement Report, the anti-bribery organization observes a doubling in US enforcements last year and non-US actions doubled since 2015. “2016 was a record year for global anti-bribery enforcement,” said Alexandra Wrage, president of TRACE…

Americas: Sometimes bad news is good news

Regional analysis by Jessica Ebrard, Transparency International It is not always bad to have headlines about corruption. From the Panama Papers in April to the record US$3.5 billion Odebrecht settlement in Brazil in December, 2016 was a good year in the fight against corruption in the Americas. The Panama Papers revealed that a Panamanian law…