Article: Uprooting Corruption: Lessons from China

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Uprooting Corruption: Lessons from China

Dr. Ikramul Haq, 12 May 2021

After taking oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 18, 2018, Imran Khan has visited China three times (2018-2020, once every year) during his 33 months in power. After the first visit to Saudi Arabia, which is customary for all new entrants, the Prime Minister showed the importance Pakistan attaches to its most trusted friend, China, by visiting it next.

The much talked about issues in his speeches in China and elsewhere has been his “firm” (but without any roadmap) commitment (verbally) to uprooting corruption and alleviating poverty. On both issues, he vowed to learn from China. Continue reading “Article: Uprooting Corruption: Lessons from China”

Article: Citibank Faces New Forex Rigging Suit From Currency Trader

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Citibank Faces New Forex Rigging Suit From Currency Trader

Joanne Faulkner, 29 March 2021

Citibank has become the latest bank to be sued by a British currency investment firm over allegations that its traders manipulated foreign exchange markets for profit, in the expanding litigation accusing the company of trade front-running.

ECU Group PLC alleges in an amended March 10 High Court claim, which was recently made public, that traders at Citibank NA misused its confidential information to make secret profits. They allegedly traded ahead of forex transactions by ECU clients, an illegal tactic known as front-running. Continue reading “Article: Citibank Faces New Forex Rigging Suit From Currency Trader”

Article: Robert Mueller charges lawyer with lying to federal investigators during Russia inquiry

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Robert Mueller charges lawyer with lying to federal investigators during Russia inquiry

News Corp Australia Network, 21 February 2018

ROBERT Mueller, the special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, has charged a lawyer with making false statements to FBI agents conducting the investigation.

Alex Van Der Zwaan, the son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan, made the statements in November 2017 when he was interviewed about his work with a law firm hired in 2012 by the Ukraine Ministry of Justice to create a report on Yulia Tymoshenko. Continue reading “Article: Robert Mueller charges lawyer with lying to federal investigators during Russia inquiry”