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Corruption: Myanmar's military elite and drug lords run $31B jade trade

An anti-corruption Group has found ties between wealthy families and the country’s lucrative jade trade. While elites profit, ordinary people continue to suffer, a study published by the group says. 294 more words

Can't See the Forest Because of the (Missing) Trees: How Satellite Imagery Can Help Fight Illegal Logging

Illegal logging is one of the gravest threats to the environment, and to the people (and countries) that depend on forest resources. Global Witness’s 2013… 1,112 more words


Global Witness: 4 African countries lost $4 billion in shady oil, mine deals

LAGOS, Nigeria – A watchdog group says four African countries lost more than $4 billion in shady oil and mining deals and calls for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative to police the hidden ownership of companies used for such corruption. 116 more words


Adenan shoots down Sarawak's critics at international conference

WHEN Datuk Patinggi Adenan Satem took over as Chief Minister on February 28, 2014, I know some questioned what would happen to our great State. 1,480 more words


Papua New Guinea: How good AML is pushing placement back to the gatekeepers

Effective anti-money laundering programmes in banks are moving the gateposts for placing dirty cash into the financial system back a few steps, into the offices of lawyers, accountants and other professional service providers.   537 more words


People Socially Cleansed As 'Dirty Money' Floods Into London

“There is no place for dirty money in Britain”, so says UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, who has promised to crack down on dodgy offshore companies that buy up luxury properties in the UK. 864 more words

Apple and other US companies haven't done enough to keep conflict minerals out of their products

Several dozen major American companies are failing to adequately ensure that minerals funding conflict in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) don’t end up in their products, according to two international nonprofit groups. 920 more words