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  1. September 19, 2014

    GSK closes a chapter with £300m fine but story likely to run on

    GlaxoSmithKline did its best on Friday to portray the £300m fine levied against it by a Chinese court as the end of a...

  2. September 7, 2014

    Choudhries’ bail conditions lifted in Rolls-Royce probe

    A UK Liberal Democrat donor, arrested as part of the UK anti-corruption agency’s investigation into Rolls-Royce, has had his...

  1. September 5, 2014

    Alstom accused of bribing officials to win contracts

    Alstom, the French conglomerate that is selling its power business to General Electric, has been accused by UK prosecutors...

  2. September 2, 2014

    SFO considers more arrests in Rolls-Royce bribery probe

    The Serious Fraud Office is planning to make more arrests in its investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption at...

  3. September 2, 2014

    UK to widen corporate criminal liability

    Companies could face prosecution for failing to prevent economic crimes such as fraud and money-laundering under plans being...

  4. September 2, 2014

    Mortgage fraudster Ian McGarry pays £1.7m to Serious Fraud Office

    Ian McGarry, a chartered surveyor convicted for his role in a £50m mortgage fraud, has paid a £1.7m confiscation order to...

  5. August 26, 2014

    HSBC vows to fight Keydata lawsuit

    HSBC has vowed to fight a $250m lawsuit that alleges it aided and abetted a “major international fraud”. In what could be...

  6. August 18, 2014

    Former Rabobank trader pleads guilty in US Libor case

    A former senior rate trader at Rabobank pleaded guilty to conspiring to manipulate benchmark interest rates on Monday,...

  7. August 18, 2014

    Banks face grilling over business lending scheme

    Government officials are planning to discuss allegations of abuse of a lending support programme at meetings with banks in...

  8. August 13, 2014

    Business has lost its place in the community

    The relationship between business, government and society, shattered during the financial crisis of 2008, shows little sign...

  9. August 13, 2014

    Contract wins help G4S stage comeback

    G4S, the world’s biggest security company, staged a comeback in the first six months of this year, led by new contract wins...

  10. August 10, 2014

    RBS Libor probe to drag on to next year

    The criminal investigation into former traders at Royal Bank of Scotland over the Libor scandal is set to drag on well into...

  11. August 3, 2014

    Keydata founder threatens UK regulator for £371m

    The founder of the Keydata, the collapsed investment company, is threatening to sue the UK’s financial regulator for £371m,...

  12. July 31, 2014

    SFO pays £1.5m to Robert Tchenguiz

    Property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz has received a £1.5m settlement from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, days after his older...

  13. July 29, 2014

    SFO sends in specialists to probe Lloyds

    The UK’s lead anti-fraud agency has a specialist team examining alleged rate rigging by Lloyds Banking Group, it emerged on...

  14. July 27, 2014

    Private prosecutions grow as state bodies retreat in face of dwindling resources

    He was once a wealthy Kenyan businessman who boasted about his connections to the billionaire Hinduja brothers and flaunted...

  15. July 25, 2014

    Vincent Tchenguiz strikes SFO deal

    Vincent Tchenguiz, the property entrepreneur, has accepted a £3m settlement from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office ahead of an...

  16. July 25, 2014

    UK intends to charge former Alstom employees with corruption

    Several former employees of Alstom, the French industrial champion that is the subject of a successful €12.35bn bid from...

  17. July 24, 2014

    SFO charges Alstom with corruption

    A UK subsidiary of Alstom – the French industrial champion that accepted €12.35bn for its energy business from General...

  18. July 22, 2014

    Former Alba chief Hall sentenced to 16 months over Bahrain bribes

    A businessman who admitted receiving bribes of £2.88m while running Bahrain’s aluminium champion has been jailed for 16...

  19. July 22, 2014

    Former Alba chief executive admits receiving £2.9m of corrupt payments

    A businessman who was a star prosecution witness in the aborted trial of Canadian-British billionaire Victor Dahdaleh has...

  20. July 20, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office gears up for UK forex trading probe

    The UK’s main anti-fraud agency is gearing up to launch a full-blown criminal investigation into alleged rigging of the...

  21. July 14, 2014

    SFO launches probe into Sweett Group over Mideast contract

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into Sweett Group, following allegations that a former member...

  22. July 8, 2014

    Airbus staff quizzed in SFO probe into alleged Saudi corruption

    The UK Serious Fraud Office has made arrests and questioned six individuals in connection with its long-standing...

  23. July 1, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office left with £4m bill for wrongly reclaimed tax on barristers’ fees

    The UK’s top anti-fraud agency had to pay more than £4m to HM Revenue & Customs after wrongly reclaiming value added tax on...

  24. June 24, 2014

    UK eyes corporate fraud clampdown

    UK ministers are examining whether to expand laws to make companies criminally liable if they fail to prevent fraud and...

  25. June 18, 2014

    Soames moves to tighten grip on Serco empire

    Rupert Soames, the new chief executive of Serco, has tightened his grip on the global outsourcing business, closing its...

  26. June 13, 2014

    UK weighs bribery charges against Alstom

    UK prosecutors are pressing ahead with their investigation into alleged corruption by Alstom at a critical moment in the...

  27. June 11, 2014

    City scandals prompt review of UK anti-bribery standards

    Downing Street has ordered a wide-ranging review of the UK’s ability to tackle bribery and white-collar crime amid concern...

  28. June 4, 2014

    Two more convicted of £70m boiler-room fraud

    Two more people have been convicted of operating a £70m “boiler-room” scam that defrauded more than 1,000 UK investors in...

  29. May 28, 2014

    GSK salesmen want ‘bribes’ reimbursed

    GlaxoSmithKline, the UK pharmaceutical company at the centre of a Chinese corruption scandal, is facing protests from junior...

  30. May 28, 2014

    Toll Brothers up on homebuilder hopes

    Optimism from one of the largest US homebuilders helped lift the wider housing sector, despite choppy performance over the...

  31. May 27, 2014

    SFO opens criminal inquiry into GSK

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has launched a criminal inquiry into GlaxoSmithKline less than two weeks after the drugmaker...

  32. May 27, 2014

    Ex-Barclays traders in court on Libor charges

    Three former Barclays traders appeared in a London court yesterday, becoming the first Americans to face criminal charges in...

  33. May 22, 2014

    Corrupt companies face fines of 400% of illicit profits

    British companies that bribe foreign officials to win contracts, commit fraud, or launder money, face fines of up to 400 per...

  34. May 22, 2014

    Lord Gold – ‘glorified amateur management consultant’ – displays Midas touch

    There is no getting away from it: Lord Gold’s drawing room is gold. Not in a vulgar, garden-variety billionaire way, but in...

  35. May 18, 2014

    Outsourcers win high-value deals

    The largest UK government contract awarded so far this year went to Serco, even though the outsourcer is still under...

  36. May 14, 2014

    Foreign parallels to China’s regulatory zeal

    Chinese regulators are asserting themselves in the GSK case with an authority that has parallels abroad, particularly in the...

  37. May 14, 2014

    GSK’s chopsocky shocks pose questions over UK’s ethics

    Is it time for a public interest test on whether UK drug companies should bribe foreign physicians? The furore over Pfizer,...

  38. May 14, 2014

    FCA poised to fine UK broking group over Libor manipulation role

    A UK broking company is set to be fined this week by the financial watchdog because of its role in the manipulation of...

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