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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

World Bank debars Chinese construction company

The World Bank debarred a Chinese construction company Wednesday for 15 months for a “fraudulent practice” involving a project in Samoa.

Beijing Jingold Construction Co., Ltd (BJC) is ineligible to participate in World Bank-financed projects during the 15-month debarment.Continue Reading

Beny Steinmetz indicted in Switzerland for bribery

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates are facing criminal charges in Switzerland for allegedly paying bribes to win mining licences in Guinea between 2005 and 2010.

The Geneva public prosecutor said in a statement Monday the defendants are charged with the criminal offenses of “foreign bribery and forgery.”

The prosecutor, Claudio Mascotto, said Steinmetz and the others “promised in 2005 and then paid or had bribes paid to one of the wives of former Guinean President Lansana Conte” to win mining rights for Beny Steinmetz Group Resources or BSGR.… Continue Reading