Daily Corruption News: 8 February 2016

Filed under - Advocacy

Posted 8 February 2016

Today's top story

Global: Ban £50 notes to tackle crime, ex-bank chief says

Central banks should stop issuing £50, $100 and €500 notes to tackle crime, according to a former bank boss. The high-denomination notes are favoured by terrorists, drug lords and tax evaders, argues Peter Sands, former chief executive of Standard Chartered bank, in a new report.

More news

France: French tax fraud trial of disgraced former minister Cahuzac opens
The Guardian

India: After exposing censor board CEO's corruption, film agent now sells vegetables to make a living
Huffington Post India

Macedonia: The Macedonian village that has become a people-smuggling hub
Deutsche Welle

Malaysia: Malaysian police are patrolling Twitter for drawings of the prime minister as a clown

Maldives: Maldives arrests judge, former legal official over court order

Mexico: Decrying graft, Pope to tour poor, violent corners of Mexico

South Africa: South Africa Rail Agency alleges fraud in $250 million tenders

US: FBI arrests almost every elected official in tiny Texan town for corruption
The Independent

Blogs and opinion

Global: Mark Wolf: Judge on a global mission
The Globalist (TI mention)

Indonesia: Indonesia’s anti-corruption fight
The Diplomat (TI mention)

News from Transparency International

On the web: Corruption Perceptions Index 2015
Press release: House and Senate introduce legislation promoting transparency in beneficial ownership of US companies

Country / Territory - International   
Region - Global   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Advocacy   |   Defence and security   |   Financial markets   |   Governance   |   Law enforcement   |   Organised crime   |   Private sector   
Tags - Standard Chartered   |   Banking and finance   |   Banknotes   

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