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$1m fine for breach of export controls highlights need for parent companies to monitor subsidiaries' activities, says expert

The Belgian subsidiary of Texas oil firm Robbins & Myers, a US-registered company, has agreed to pay penalties "more than 50 times greater than the proceeds of its sales" after it admitted to breaching export controls when it shipped components used in... 13 Oct 2014

Increased transparency over accounting errors promised under new FRC procedures

The body responsible for setting accounting standards in the UK will publish the names of companies that it forces to update their published annual reports. 09 Oct 2014

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Warnings of "US-style penalties" for corporate economic crimes as new sentencing guidelines come into force

Firms operating in England and Wales should be prepared for tougher penalties in cases of fraud, bribery and money laundering now that new sentencing guidelines have come into force, an expert has said. 07 Oct 2014

"Serious concerns" over UK's approach to economic crime, says expert, as reports point to delayed fraud plan

The UK's first national anti-corruption plan, setting out the roles of the various bodies involved in the investigation and prosecution of economic crimes, will not be published until the end of this year at the earliest, an expert has said. 07 Oct 2014

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