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South China Morning Post
Macau billionaire Ng Lap-seng loses US appeal against UN-related bribery conviction

A US appeal court on Friday rejected billionaire Macau real estate developer Ng Lap-seng’s request to throw out his conviction and four-year prison sentence for bribing two UN ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference centre.

the japan times
Japan Post Bank to cap overseas remittances to ¥5 million a day to tackle money laundering

Japan Post Bank Co. and Japan Post Co. will limit the amount of funds that can be sent via their overseas bank transfer service to tackle money laundering.

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Channel News Asia
China may halt French police cooperation over Interpol case

Chinese officials are threatening to stop all police cooperation with France after it gave political asylum to the wife of the former Interpol chief, a Chinese national now languishing in prison on charges of bribery, a French source close to the matter said on Monday (Aug 5).

NEW YORK POST
NYSE floor traders are facing job extinction

The New York Stock Exchange’s fabled floor traders, fearing steeper job losses in their already diminished ranks, are an endangered species.

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Caixin
Former Huarong Investment Chairman Charged With Corruption

The former chairman of Huarong Investment Stock Corp., a subsidiary of one of China’s four largest distressed-asset managers, has been charged by prosecutors with taking bribes and corruption.

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COINTELEGRAPH
Why Is the US Not Yet a Leader in Crypto Regulation? Experts Answer

Regulatory frameworks for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have developed differently around the globe, ranging from outright bans to so-called “crypto-friendly” legislation. Despite being an economic leader, many within the crypto industry argue that the United States in particular has not yet gained a leading position among governments actively working to regulate this new technology. 

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XINHUANET
Former senior provincial official stands trial for bribery

Qian Yin'an, a senior official in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, stood trial for taking bribes at a court in the southern province of Guangdong Thursday.

coindesk
Thailand to Bring Cryptocurrency Under Anti-Money Laundering Rules

Thailand’s anti-money laundering regulator is planning to amend the country’s laws to include cryptocurrency.

XINHUANET
Former senior provincial official sentenced to 14 years in prison for bribery

Wang Erzhi, a former provincial political advisor in northeast China's Jilin Province, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday for taking bribes of over 50.7 million yuan (7.18 million U.S. dollars).

ORGANIZED CRIME AND CORRUPTION REPORTING PROJECT
UN Probes Corruption in its Yemen Agencies

The United Nations is investigating allegations that members of its staff stationed in Yemen were involved in corruption, nepotism, and have allowed a senior Houthi rebel access to a UN vehicle, an Associated Press investigation revealed Monday. 

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CNN
Mattel shares plunge after disclosing anonymous whistleblower letter

Toy giant Mattel disclosed late Thursday that the company received an anonymous whistleblower letter earlier this week and is now investigating the matter. Shares plunged more than 15% on the news.

BBC News
Former Panama President Martinelli not guilty of corruption

Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, has been acquitted of corruption and illegal wiretapping.

COINTELEGRAPH
Eike Batista Arrested on Suspicion of Money Laundering Via Bitcoin

Wealthy businessman Eike Batista has been arrested by federal police on account of suspected money laundering, which they believe he achieved by trading Bitcoin on his wife’s behalf.

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