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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

DOJ Declination for LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell Industries NV, the Netherlands-based petrochemical maker, said Thursday in an SEC filing that the Justice Department has closed its investigation into a payment made in Kazakhstan that had raised compliance concerns.… Continue Reading

Mead Johnson discloses China payments probe

Infant-formula maker Mead Johnson Nutrition Company disclosed a new FCPA investigation in its latest SEC filing.

It said the SEC had asked for documents about its China unit and “certain expenditures” for product promotions that may have violated the FCPA.… Continue Reading

China Bans Mistresses for Mandarins

Authorities have stepped up efforts to constrain the behavior of civil servants in their private lives, amid a series of recent sex scandals involving government officials that have rocked China.

The Dadong district government in Shenyang released its first “behavioral norms” prohibiting civil servants from having extramarital affairs, gambling, doing drugs, and spreading rumors online.… Continue Reading

Financial Action Task Force: These nations have AML deficiencies

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) identified jurisdictions that have strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism controls in a public statement Friday.

The FATF is a membership body that sets the global standards for anti-money laundering (AML) and financing of terrorism (FT) programs and controls.… Continue Reading