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FCA identifies system and control failings at small banks and insurance brokers

Most insurance brokers' systems and controls for managing bribery and corruption risks are not wholly effective, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found. 21 Nov 2014

First "follow-on" claim for bribery damages unsuccessful, but law on side of disadvantaged rivals, says expert

A Jordanian firm was not entitled to 'follow-on' damages from a competitor which was awarded a contract after paying illegal bribes to authorities in Iraq, the English High Court has ruled. 03 Nov 2014

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Chinese anti-corruption legislation to be speeded up, says president, as ban on "private clubs" comes into force

New national anti-corruption laws will be "accelerated" and backed with an effective mechanism to punish and prevent corrupt practices, the Chinese government has announced. 31 Oct 2014

SFO head makes the case for agency independence, but more efficient funding model needed, says expert

Merging the functions of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) with those of the new National Crime Agency (NCA) in relation to economic crime would be "just not sensible" and could impact on investigations, the head of the SFO has warned. 27 Oct 2014

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