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HP defends shareholder deal and accuses former Autonomy executives of fraud

Hewlett Packard (HP) has directly accused two former executives of a UK software company it bought of fraud in legal filings submitted to a US court. 05 Aug 2014

UK financial services regulators rule out payments for whistleblowers

There is no evidence that introducing financial incentives for employees who 'blow the whistle' on corporate wrongdoing in the financial services sector would increase the number or quality of disclosures that regulators receive, the Financial Conduct Authority... 04 Aug 2014

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UK Supreme Court decision clarifies potential for recovery of bribes from insolvent agents, says expert

The ability of firms to recover bribes and damages from their agents ahead of other creditors if the agent becomes insolvent has been restored by a decision of the UK's Supreme Court, an expert has said. 28 Jul 2014

OECD unveils ‘global standard’ to combat tax fraud and banking secrecy

A new global standard for the automatic exchange of financial information aims to “put an end to banking secrecy” in tax matters and increase transparency, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said. 23 Jul 2014

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