Steve Coll is the author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, a painstakingly researched account of how the world’s most profitable corporation built its global influence.
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In Indonesia, even a former beauty queen is corrupt.
Angelina Sondakh, left, a lawmaker and past winner of the Miss Indonesia pageant, was sentenced last week to four and a half years in jail for taking over $4 million in bribes and kickbacks.… Continue Reading
A proposed law in Brazil would be a strong tool in the fight against corruption. So strong, in fact, that the bill has bred vehement opposition from powerful interests.
Indonesia’s judicial system is widely perceived to be marred by corruption. This system has produced some odd results.
By now, most people in the compliance profession know that the Dodd-Frank Act created regulations on conflict minerals. However, fewer know the role young people played in agitating on this issue.… Continue Reading
A clash of titans in Indonesia provides a poignant illustration of the potential perils of doing business in emerging markets.
A scion of one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Europe, Nat Rothschild, is in dispute with Indonesia’s influential Bakrie family.… Continue Reading
As the compliance profession matures, young practitioners can bring enthusiasm, new ideas and fresh perspectives to the field.
The millennials’ altruistic inclinations have moved beyond domestic issues to include international problems.… Continue Reading