News leaked a couple of years ago that China was promoting establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.… Continue Reading
A new phase has begun in the maturation of China as an economic superpower, an era that President Xi Jinping has taken to calling “the new normal.”… Continue Reading
Transparency International released its 20th edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today, available here. The 2014 CPI ranks 175 countries based on the perceptions of public sector corruption.… Continue Reading
Job Title: Director, Affiliate Compliance
Employer: Biogen Idec
Location: Tokyo, Japan
The Director, Affiliate Compliance Officer (“ACO”), is a core member of the local leadership teams for the supported Affiliates.… Continue Reading
A former Deutsche Bank salesman who described systematic bribery in the sale of bank services to pension funds was given a suspended prison sentence Wednesday by a Tokyo judge.
Shigeru Echigo received a 10-month prison sentence, suspended for three years.… Continue Reading
Prosecutors in Tokyo said Tuesday they’re charging three former top executives of a local company for alleged bribery involving railway projects in Vietnam that received Official Development Assistance (ODA).… Continue Reading
Japan has not done enough to combat money laundering, an international watchdog said on Friday, urging the government to adopt measures such as legislation that criminalizes terrorist financing.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris referred to its 2008 report on Japan, which highlighted deficiencies such as a lack of internal controls among financial institutions to prevent and detect illicit money transfers, Reuters reported on Saturday.… Continue Reading
The Group of 20 members represent around 85 per cent of the world’s gross domestic product, over 75 per cent of global trade, and two-thirds of the world’s population.
A group of Japanese lawyers is setting up a rating service to evaluate investigations on corporate scandals, hoping to move Japanese companies away from the third-party panels they typically hire and that appear to lack objectivity.… Continue Reading
Job Title: Senior Manager, Global Anti-Corruption
Employer: American Express
This position will join the Compliance & Ethics team responsible for the day to day management, development, growth and maintenance of American Express’s Global Anti-Corruption Program.… Continue Reading