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EU plan on bank money laundering pushes back action to next year

EU plan on bank money laundering pushes back action to next year
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators have drawn up a preliminary plan for a possible tightening of rules against money laundering after a series of high-level cases at the bloc’s banks, but do not envisage quick measures. The plan, prepared by a ...

Italy moves against corruption with 'bribe destroyer' bill

Italy moves against corruption with 'bribe destroyer' bill
ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s government on Thursday moved to prevent people convicted of serious corruption from ever working with the state again with a bill it says will save billions of euros.The so-called “bribe destroyer” or “spazzacorrotti” bill is a ...

Can we tax our way out of the plastic pollution crisis?

Can we tax our way out of the plastic pollution crisis?
No environmental tax has ever been approved at EU level, given the need for unanimity in the Council. But if a plastic tax were successfully passed, would such a measure really help to set the EU on the path to curbing plastic pollution? David Powell is head ...

Nigeria slaps $2bn bill on phone giant MTN

Nigeria slaps $2bn bill on phone giant MTN
Nigeria has asked mobile phone operator MTN to pay a $2bn (£1.6bn) tax bill, the company says. MTN challenged the figure, saying it related to activities over the past decade. It said it had settled the bill with a $700m payment. The tax demand is the latest...

Pakistan Grants Bail to ex President Accused of Money Laundering

Pakistan Grants Bail to ex President Accused of Money Laundering
A court in the southern port of Karachi granted on Friday interim bail to former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari who is facing a money laundering trial for transferring Rs 35 billion (US$284 million) through three fake bank accounts, ...

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