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....However, the firm did not reveal how much money it had transferred and recouped. Nor did Facebook - but a spokeswoman said: "Facebook recovered the bulk of the funds shortly after the incident and has been cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Newcastle United and West Ham United's grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. A BBC Click investigation has thrown doubt on claims that the small, personal email server Nomx can provide "absolute security". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. The French car firm PSA Peugeot-Citroen is under investigation by French prosecutors for cheating diesel emission tests, according to reports. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....On Wednesday United Airlines once again found itself in the headlines, when a giant rabbit travelling onboard one of its planes died. The airlines has launched an investigation into the death of the 90cm-long bunny named Simon. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....By Joe Lynam, BBC business correspondent. After a two-year-long investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority published its final report last June into the energy sector. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....That's the view of some current and former shareholders who tell me that not only would Barclays suffer if the US boss was pushed out during his so-far successful turnaround of the 360-year-old bank but also, weakening the UK's last major investment bank would be bad for the entire UK financial landscape. Jes Staley is under investigation by authorities for twice trying to identify the author of a letter raising questions about Staley's decision to recruit an old colleague from his JP Morgan days who had been through personal issues that had led to "erratic behaviour". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The ticket has also been available for 20 June on the website for Trainline, which stressed train fares were set by the rail industry not them. "On quick investigation, the anomaly fare also appears on GWR's own retailing channels so it would appear that this is a fare setting anomaly, rather than a Trainline tech issue," a spokesman said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Vienna prosecutors have named Airbus chief executive Tom Enders as one of the targets of a fraud investigation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Shocking footage was shared and watched by millions of people online. The latest incident to hit United Airlines's reputation came on Wednesday when it announced an investigation into the death of a giant rabbit which was being transported on one of its planes. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....On Wednesday, United’s reputation suffered another blow after a potentially record-breaking giant rabbit died in its care. The 3ft (90cm) animal, called Simon, was found dead in the cargo hold when the flight arrived at O’Hare airport from London Heathrow, and an investigation has since been launched. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The fraud, for which six people were jailed in February, ran from 2003 to 2007, but victims have long argued that Lloyds wouldn’t listen to their complaints after the takeover. That allegation is serious, and an investigation is overdue. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It said it would make a provision of £130m “to alter the terms of the doubling lease to materially less expensive ground rent review terms, with the group bearing the financial cost of doing so”. An investigation by the Guardian last year in collaboration with campaign group Leasehold Knowledge Partnership uncovered how buyers of Taylor Wimpey homes, predominantly in the north-west, found them to be almost unsaleable because of the doubling ground rents. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The fires started behind the glove box in the heating and ventilation system, and were a problem in Zafira B cars, which are still subject to a recall. Vauxhall was "too slow to acknowledge drivers' concerns, too slow to begin an investigation, too slow to address the causes and too slow to alert drivers of real safety concerns. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Analysis: Joe Lynam, BBC business correspondent. After a two-year-long investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority published its final report last June into the energy sector. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... It also creates a moratorium around the business from action by creditors for 10 working days. The move comes after Transline was one of two employment agencies exposed by a 2015 Guardian investigation of paying temporary workers at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse less than the national minimum wage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In 2006, Canada and the US reached a second Softwood Lumber Agreement for a seven-year term, under which the US scrapped the duties and Canada imposed taxes and quantitative restriction on lumber exports . That was extended until 2015, and the US government and industry agreed to not undertake any new countervailing or antidumping duty investigations for a year - that deal expired last October. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The FCA, the City watchdog, has included overdraft fees in a review into high interest loans, alongside payday loans and doorstep lending. It launched the review after the Competition and Markets Authority stepped back from imposing a cap on overdraft fees following its two-year investigation into high street banks. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Jes Staley, the chief executive of Barclays, has admitted he made a mistake in his repeated attempts to unmask a whistleblower but said he did not offer his resignation over the scandal. The American is under mounting pressure after a shareholder advisory service, ISS, advised investors to abstain from backing his re-election to the board at next month’s annual general meeting because of the ongoing investigation by the City regulators into breaches of whistleblowing rules. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. French nuclear giant Areva was solely responsible for a controversial $320m (£250m) uranium deal, a parliamentary investigation in Niger has said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. The head of cement maker LafargeHolcim, Eric Olsen, is stepping down from the role following an investigation into the company's activities in Syria. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... It came after the Topshop owner was grilled by MPs over the sale of the chain, which he owned for 15 years before offloading it for £1 to the former bankrupt Dominic Chappell in 2015. Chappell, who may still face a criminal investigation, reiterated his apology to the BHS staff and said he had “nothing to hide”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Six people were jailed in February after a jury was told how they spent the proceeds on superyachts and sex parties. The findings of the investigation by Dame Linda Dobbs, who retired as a judge four years ago, will be shared with the Financial Conduct Authority, although it is not clear whether it will be published. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Barclays’ chief executive is facing a shareholder revolt at next month’s annual meeting because of the ongoing regulatory investigation into his attempts to unmask a whistleblower. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Niger 'cleared' over Areva uranium deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 04:54:04 PM
. French nuclear giant Areva was solely responsible for a controversial $320m (£250m) uranium deal, a parliamentary investigation in Niger has said. ...
Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 10:47:03 AM
....However, the firm did not reveal how much money it had transferred and recouped. Nor did Facebook - but a spokeswoman said: "Facebook recovered the bulk of the funds shortly after the incident and has been cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation. ...
Barclays chief admits he 'made a mistake' over whistleblowing case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 08:27:59 AM
....Jes Staley, the chief executive of Barclays, has admitted he made a mistake in his repeated attempts to unmask a whistleblower but said he did not offer his resignation over the scandal. The American is under mounting pressure after a shareholder advisory service, ISS, advised investors to abstain from backing his re-election to the board at next month’s annual general meeting because of the ongoing investigation by the City regulators into breaches of whistleblowing rules. ...
Barclays profits more than double image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:36:15 AM
....That's the view of some current and former shareholders who tell me that not only would Barclays suffer if the US boss was pushed out during his so-far successful turnaround of the 360-year-old bank but also, weakening the UK's last major investment bank would be bad for the entire UK financial landscape. Jes Staley is under investigation by authorities for twice trying to identify the author of a letter raising questions about Staley's decision to recruit an old colleague from his JP Morgan days who had been through personal issues that had led to "erratic behaviour". ...
Vauxhall 'reckless' over Zafira fires, say MPs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:00:16 PM
....The fires started behind the glove box in the heating and ventilation system, and were a problem in Zafira B cars, which are still subject to a recall. Vauxhall was "too slow to acknowledge drivers' concerns, too slow to begin an investigation, too slow to address the causes and too slow to alert drivers of real safety concerns. ...
Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:34:27 PM
....On Wednesday United Airlines once again found itself in the headlines, when a giant rabbit travelling onboard one of its planes died. The airlines has launched an investigation into the death of the 90cm-long bunny named Simon. ...
Barclays boss faces shareholder revolt over whistleblowing case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:37:05 PM
. Barclays’ chief executive is facing a shareholder revolt at next month’s annual meeting because of the ongoing regulatory investigation into his attempts to unmask a whistleblower. ...
BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:27:44 PM
. A BBC Click investigation has thrown doubt on claims that the small, personal email server Nomx can provide "absolute security". ...
United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for passengers to give up seats image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 02:43:53 PM
....On Wednesday, United’s reputation suffered another blow after a potentially record-breaking giant rabbit died in its care. The 3ft (90cm) animal, called Simon, was found dead in the cargo hold when the flight arrived at O’Hare airport from London Heathrow, and an investigation has since been launched. ...
Taylor Wimpey to pay up to £130m to settle ground rent scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:35:12 AM
....It said it would make a provision of £130m “to alter the terms of the doubling lease to materially less expensive ground rent review terms, with the group bearing the financial cost of doing so”. An investigation by the Guardian last year in collaboration with campaign group Leasehold Knowledge Partnership uncovered how buyers of Taylor Wimpey homes, predominantly in the north-west, found them to be almost unsaleable because of the doubling ground rents. ...
United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:53:35 AM
....Shocking footage was shared and watched by millions of people online. The latest incident to hit United Airlines's reputation came on Wednesday when it announced an investigation into the death of a giant rabbit which was being transported on one of its planes. ...
Airbus chief in Eurofighter fraud probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:47:50 PM
. Vienna prosecutors have named Airbus chief executive Tom Enders as one of the targets of a fraud investigation. ...
Even Trump's Twitter binges aren't enough to make it worth $11bn | Nils Pratley image
.... The fraud, for which six people were jailed in February, ran from 2003 to 2007, but victims have long argued that Lloyds wouldn’t listen to their complaints after the takeover. That allegation is serious, and an investigation is overdue. ...
Lloyds appoints ex-high court judge to review handling of HBOS fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:03:08 AM
.... Six people were jailed in February after a jury was told how they spent the proceeds on superyachts and sex parties. The findings of the investigation by Dame Linda Dobbs, who retired as a judge four years ago, will be shared with the Financial Conduct Authority, although it is not clear whether it will be published. ...
Sports Direct agency Transline preparing for insolvency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:49:04 AM
.... It also creates a moratorium around the business from action by creditors for 10 working days. The move comes after Transline was one of two employment agencies exposed by a 2015 Guardian investigation of paying temporary workers at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse less than the national minimum wage. ...
Has the US started a lumber trade war with Canada? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:29:49 PM
....In 2006, Canada and the US reached a second Softwood Lumber Agreement for a seven-year term, under which the US scrapped the duties and Canada imposed taxes and quantitative restriction on lumber exports . That was extended until 2015, and the US government and industry agreed to not undertake any new countervailing or antidumping duty investigations for a year - that deal expired last October. ...
Peugeot Citroen investigated over diesel emissions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:37:59 PM
. The French car firm PSA Peugeot-Citroen is under investigation by French prosecutors for cheating diesel emission tests, according to reports. ...
'Anomaly' blamed for £10k first class railway ticket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 01:36:50 PM
....The ticket has also been available for 20 June on the website for Trainline, which stressed train fares were set by the rail industry not them. "On quick investigation, the anomaly fare also appears on GWR's own retailing channels so it would appear that this is a fare setting anomaly, rather than a Trainline tech issue," a spokesman said. ...
LafargeHolcim chief steps down after Syria investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:03:37 AM
. The head of cement maker LafargeHolcim, Eric Olsen, is stepping down from the role following an investigation into the company's activities in Syria. ...
Bill sets out plan to tackle 'extortionate' UK overdraft fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 04:51:46 PM
....The FCA, the City watchdog, has included overdraft fees in a review into high interest loans, alongside payday loans and doorstep lending. It launched the review after the Competition and Markets Authority stepped back from imposing a cap on overdraft fees following its two-year investigation into high street banks. ...
Sir Philip Green could still lose knighthood, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:54:50 PM
.... It came after the Topshop owner was grilled by MPs over the sale of the chain, which he owned for 15 years before offloading it for £1 to the former bankrupt Dominic Chappell in 2015. Chappell, who may still face a criminal investigation, reiterated his apology to the BHS staff and said he had “nothing to hide”. ...
Tory price promise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:59:35 PM
....Analysis: Joe Lynam, BBC business correspondent. After a two-year-long investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority published its final report last June into the energy sector. ...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:39:53 AM
....Saudi Arabia's King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low. The king fired his civil service minister and put him under investigation for abuse of office. ...
Low rates, tight margins: the mortgage market looks worryingly familiar image
....Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, the billionaire dealmaker Wilbur Ross, is beginning to put the president’s America First campaign mission into practice. Trump may have fronted the announcement of an investigation into whether foreign imports of steel compromise US national security, but for Ross the ruinous impact of cheap imports is a wound that he has struggled to close for almost two decades. ...
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 04:36:02 PM
....After the explosives attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team, police followed leads pointing to radical Islam, far-right hooligans and leftwing activists. In the end, their investigations led them to an entirely new category of extremism: terror fuelled by financial greed. ...
Sports Direct's £78m move into US retail stuns analysts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 03:41:12 PM
....The retailer said on Friday it had received approval from Delaware bankruptcy court to buy 50 stores trading as Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports through the bankruptcy process of Eastern Outfitters, the chains’ parent company. Sports Direct, majority owned by its chief executive Mike Ashley, is under pressure after a Guardian investigation in 2015 into its working conditions and investor criticism of its corporate governance standards. ...
Government extends Sky takeover inquiry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:29:35 AM
....Both Sky and Fox are controlled by businessman Rupert Murdoch, who also owns the Times and the Sun newspapers. Part of Ofcom's investigation will include whether Sky's potential new owners are "fit and proper". ...
High heels row: Petition for work dress code law rejected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 10:29:08 AM
....She began her petition after being told to leave a temp job for refusing to wear a "2-4in heel". A subsequent parliamentary investigation into heels and company dress codes found "widespread discrimination" in workplaces. ...
US discriminating against Chinese firms, says TCL boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:42:08 AM
....President Trump last week said his administration would not label China a currency manipulator, rowing back on a campaign promise. And while he has launched an investigation into countries that export artificially cheap steel - a practice usually associated with China - the White House said the move had "nothing to do" with Beijing and was about protecting US security. ...
Trump launches investigation into steel dumping image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:41:27 AM
. Donald Trump has launched an investigation into countries that export steel to the US, raising the prospect of new tariffs on imports. ...
Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security image
. Donald Trump set the stage for a global fight over steel on Thursday, announcing an investigation into whether cheap imports are a threat to national security. ...
Sadly it was money – not morals – that forced Fox to boot Bill O'Reilly | Lucia Graves image
.... But its actions spoke louder: it sent Ailes out the door with a $40m exit package, then issued two more settlements for harassment charges against O’Reilly. Like O’Reilly, Ailes has denied the claims to the last; but an internal investigation by the network suggested they were credible. ...
Unite 'suspends' Len McCluskey challenger Gerard Coyne image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:06:15 PM
.... . Mr Coyne, who is seen as the anti-Jeremy Corbyn candidate, has been suspended as West Midlands regional secretary pending an investigation. ...
Celebrities warned over Instagram ads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 05:37:35 AM
.... . The intervention was part-prompted by the advocacy group Public Citizen which carried out its own investigation last year, naming celebrities including Rihanna and Kim Kardashian among 113 influencers who it said endorsed a product without disclosure. ...
Fox forcing out Bill O’Reilly could appease critics of the Sky deal | Graham Ruddick image
....The scandal has led to dozens of companies pulling adverts from Fox News and protesters targeting the Fox News headquarters. It has also triggered an internal investigation conducted by the same New York law firm that looked into sexual harassment allegations that ultimately forced out Roger Ailes, the founding chair of Fox News, last year. ...
Holiday Inn hotels hit by card payment system hack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:31:04 PM
....Other affected brands include Hotel Indigo and Candlewood Suites. IHG said an investigation had detected signs the malware had been active at front-desk payment locations at the hotels between 29 September and 29 December 2016. ...
Energy secretary to 'flex muscles' over rising bills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:49:17 AM
....The energy regulator Ofgem said that some of the price rises were hard to justify and Mr Clark has now told the Business Select Committee that the market is "clearly not working" for those on default tariffs. The government is due to respond to a two-year investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which found that two-thirds of UK households were paying "over the odds" for their energy compared with those who have switched to a different tariff. ...
Brexit, PPI and high cost credit are top priorities for City watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 05:32:29 PM
....”. The wide-ranging work of the FCA, which oversees 56,000 firms, will also involve looking at the business models of retail banks and “free banking” for current account customers who do not use unauthorised overdrafts following on from the Competition and Markets Authority investigation last year. ...
The Crusader: It PAYS to do your homework with customer service and helpline numbers image
....Nearly 85 per cent of customers who complained were caught out when using their mobile phones to search online and then call the number. PSA chief executive Jo Prowse said: “Our investigation found that consumers were calling these numbers as a result of the company’s failure to provide key and clear information about the service. ...
The Guardian view on apprenticeships: an invitation for employers to cheat | Editorial image
.... Scale back the ambition. Great strides in understanding weaknesses in Britain’s vocational and technical education have been made through Lord Sainsbury’s report on 16-plus educational choices and the Holman investigation into career guidance. ...
Brazil's Odebrecht to pay $2.6bn fine for corruption image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 05:35:57 PM
....In Brazil, Latin America's largest construction company was one of a group of contractors alleged to have conspired with politicians and oil company executives to take billions in bribes and kickbacks from Petrobras. The charges against Odebrecht stem from a three-year investigation into Petrobras which has led to the arrest of dozens of business leaders including CEO Marcelo Odebrecht, who is serving a 19-year jail sentence. ...
Care homes charging for rooms after residents die, watchdog finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 01:09:18 PM
....Many care homes charge the relatives of a deceased resident for a week so there is time to clear their belongings, but the CMA was told in submissions that families were being charged fees for “extended periods” after their relative’s room had been cleared. The CMA launched its investigation before Christmas, and is scheduled to deliver its interim report by 1 June. ...
Libor rigging: chancellor urged inquiry into Bank of England allegations image
....BBC1’s Panorama programme said it had obtained a recording of a 2008 call between two bankers at Barclays in which the more senior person said the government and Bank of England were exerting pressure on it to lower the rate it offered for Libor. The BBC said its investigations added to evidence that the Bank of England had put pressure on commercial banks to push their Libor rates down and that the transcript of the phone conversation at Barclays called into question evidence to the Treasury select committee given in 2012 by the former Barclays boss Bob Diamond and Paul Tucker, former deputy governor of the Bank of England. ...
Diesel car owners may be paid to trade in under new UK air quality plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 11:49:17 PM
....Experts have been growing increasingly concerned about the impact of diesel fuel on nitrogen oxide levels, with worries heightened by the Volkswagen scandal, when it emerged that cars emitted more toxic fumes on the road than had been apparent in laboratory tests. A subsequent Department for Transport investigation found that 37 top-selling diesel cars exceeded the legal limit required for laboratory pollution tests when driven for 90 minutes on normal roads. ...
Tenant charged £835 … to scribble a new name on a contract image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... It said it would cut the fee to £210 in total. Winkworth’s head office said it is conducting an investigation, saying “we expect all of our offices to charge fees that are reasonable and consistent”, while admitting that the Herne Hill branch’s fee “is not in line with other local offices’ rates for the same work”. ...
White van nation: meet the drivers behind the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... DPD made the news recently after claims its drivers were charged £150 a day if they could not find their own sick cover. The “horror film” that so unnerved Lucas, a BBC Inside Out investigation, reported findings that drivers delivering Amazon packages were paid well below the minimum wage, once the various costs and fees that fell to them were factored in – sometimes as little as £2. ...
Brazil graft probe focuses on World Cup football stadiums image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 12:34:38 AM
.... . Countries across the continent have opened investigations into alleged bribery conducted by Odebrecht to win large infrastructure projects. ...
Labour plans clampdown on 'sweetheart deals' to close £36bn tax gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 11:01:09 PM
....Successive governments, including Theresa May’s administration, have pledged to crack down on multinational companies gaming the international tax system to pay less tax. But accusations persist that some multinationals have been allowed to arrange so-called “sweetheart” deals with firms, including Google, Vodafone and Starbucks, to pay nominal sums to settle investigations into allegations of years of tax avoidance. ...
Airbnb account hijackers burgle homes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 08:02:11 PM
. Airbnb is improving the security of its app and website after a BBC investigation found people’s homes had been burgled by scammers using stolen accounts. ...
Uber allegedly used secret program to undermine rival Lyft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:10:45 PM
....But as the war has died down, Uber has still had to deal with other crises. It is currently in the midst of a sexual harassment investigation prompted by a blogpost from a former employee, even while it continues to fight regulators when it expands into new cities and services. ...
Ticket resale companies subject of global investigation by consumer groups image
. A global coalition of Australian, British and New Zealand consumer groups is launching an international investigation to gather information about the burgeoning ticket resale market. ...
US senator presses Deutsche Bank for details of Trump loans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:29:14 PM
.... The bank has also extended another $950m to a venture in which Trump owns a 30% stake, the Wall Street Journal reported in January. Van Hollen, who sits on the Senate banking committee, said he had “great concern” about possible conflicts of interest between Deutsche and Trump and questions about whether the bank’s role as the president’s largest creditor could influence multiple ongoing investigations into the German bank. ...
Uber's head of communications quits scandal-hit cab app image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:49:11 AM
....Her departure comes after a string of scandals for Uber, ignited by a tell-all blogpost from a former employee alleging numerous sexual harassment incidents. The company responded by setting up an “urgent investigation” into the claims, but could not stop the tide of bad press: a few weeks later, chief executive, Travis Kalanick, was caught on video in a fiery argument with one of his own drivers over exploitation; one of his former partners told of a trip with senior employees to a Korean “escort/karaoke bar”; and other employees revealed how the company’s “hustle-oriented” culture became a black mark when they looked for work elsewhere. ...
Sports Direct workers' representative faces 'uphill struggle' – union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:37:03 AM
....The appointment of Alex Balacki, 30, follows a tumultuous 16 months for the retailer. This included its billionaire founder, Mike Ashley, being hauled before MPs to be questioned over “Victorian” working conditions at the company’s warehouse, following a Guardian investigation that exposed how workers at the depot were being paid less than the legal minimum wage. ...
Tesco shares tumble despite first UK growth in seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:26:58 AM
....Tesco is now close to drawing a line under the accounting scandal. It has agreed to pay a fine of £129m to settle the Serious Fraud Office investigation and has also struck an £85m deal with the Financial Conduct Authority to compensate affected shareholders. ...
Asda reignites row over 'farm' brands by relaunching value range image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:30:26 AM
....”. In July the NFU referred Tesco’s “fake farm” branding to national trading standards for investigation, but the complicated regulatory structure meant it had to be dealt with by a local trading standards office in Hertfordshire because of Tesco’s head office being in Welwyn Garden City. ...
Donald Trump’s tax holiday 'would help top US companies save $300bn' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:00:25 AM
....Apple holds more than $200bn offshore, and was last year accused of tax avoidance by the European commission and ordered to pay €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes. Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, denied the charges and dismissed the EC investigation as “political crap”. ...
JD Sports' profits boosted by fashion for fitness wear image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 07:22:03 AM
.... . A Channel 4 undercover investigation in December quoted workers saying conditions at its Kingsway distribution centre in Rochdale were "worse than a prison". ...
Under-fire Barclays chief is probably guilty of behaving like a chump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
....We know that Barclays chief executive Jes Staley committed a “serious offence” when he tried to unmask a whistleblower, and that the poor thing will now have to get by on just his basic salary of nearly £10,000 a day when his bonus is slashed as punishment. What we don’t know is if the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority will go further once their investigations are concluded. ...
BBC to air recording that implicates Bank of England in Libor scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:45:56 PM
....Revelations that the rate was rigged at the height of the financial crisis have led to banks being fined hundreds of millions of pounds from a variety of regulators, while bankers from Barclays and UBS have been jailed. The BBC said its investigations added to evidence the Bank of England had pressured commercial banks to push their Libor rates down and that the transcript of the phone conversation at Barclays called into question evidence to the Treasury select committee in 2012 by the former Barclays boss Bob Diamond and Paul Tucker, former deputy governor of the Bank of England. ...
High court approves £129m fine for Tesco over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:18:16 PM
....Sir Brian Leveson approved the so-called deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) at a hearing on Monday. Reporting restrictions mean the reason for Leveson’s judgment and details about the SFO’s investigation cannot be published. ...
Wells Fargo claws back another $75m from former bosses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 04:30:05 PM
.... . Lawyers for Ms Tolstedt, who declined to be interviewed for the investigation, rejected the report's findings. ...
Wells Fargo takes back $75m from ex-executives after fake accounts scandal image
.... The scandal also resulted in the abrupt retirement last October of longtime CEO John Stumpf, not long after he underwent blistering questioning from congressional panels. The bank remains under investigation in several states, as well as by the Securities and Exchange Commission, for its practices. ...
FTSE 250 sets record closing high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 07:46:23 AM
....Tesco rose 2. 4% after a court approved a deal between Britain's biggest supermarket chain and the Serious Fraud Office to settle an investigation over a 2014 accounting fraud. ...
City regulators investigate Barclays boss Jes Staley image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:32:38 AM
. Jes Staley, the chief executive of Barclays, could lose his annual bonus after two regulators opened an investigation into his conduct in a whistleblowing case. ...
Abbot Point coal port spill causes 'massive contamination' of Queensland wetland image
....A vast swathe of the Caley Valley wetlands has been blackened by coal-laden water released from nearby Abbot Point port after Debbie’s torrential rains inundated its coal storage facilities last month. Satellite imagery of the coal spill last week prompted an investigation by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP), which said the port operator appeared to have acted in line with a temporary licence to release the excess water. ...
Libor: Bank of England implicated in secret recording image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:47 PM
.... . "Nonetheless, the Bank of England has been assisting the SFO's criminal investigations into Libor manipulation by employees at commercial banks and brokers by providing, on a voluntary basis, documents and records requested by the SFO. ...
Tesco to report a return to financial health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 04:14:41 PM
Rupert Murdoch's Sky takeover approved by European regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:07:03 PM
....The European commission, which has been investigating 21st Century Fox’s takeover bid since early March, has given the deal “unconditional approval”. “Based on the results of its market investigation, the Commission concluded that the proposed transaction would raise no competition concerns,” it said. ...
My week as an Uber courier: my bike got stolen, but I kept my five-star rating image
.... A committee of MPs last week criticised Uber for creating “gibberish” and “almost unintelligible” contracts to ensure that its drivers remained self-employed. Frank Field, chair of the work and pensions select committee in the UK, which is carrying out an investigation into the sector, published full details of contracts at Uber, the takeaway courier firm Deliveroo and Amazon. ...
Sky's 21st Century Fox takeover cleared by Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 02:37:06 PM
....Last month she told MPs that Ofcom, the media watchdog, and the Competition and Markets Authority, would report to her by 16 May. Part of Ofcom's investigation will include whether Sky's potential new owners are "fit and proper". ...
WARNING: Free bank accounts to END, warns IMF in yet ANOTHER blow to hard-working Britons image
....If growth and rates continues to stay relatively low, banks are likely to change product fees, predicted the fund. In an investigation on a continued low interest rate global economy the IMF said: “Banking in advanced economies may evolve toward provision of fee-based and utility services. ...
Lloyds to pay £100m fraud compensation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:40:13 AM
....In addition, Lloyds will appoint an independent lawyer to determine whether the bank investigated the crime properly at the time. The FCA said it would resume an investigation into the fraud, which it suspended in 2013, pending an enquiry by Thames Valley Police. ...
Lloyds expects payouts to HBOS fraud victims to total £100m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:16:49 AM
....This includes providing interim payments on a case-by-case basis to help those in day-to-day financial difficulty as a result of the fraud, covering “reasonable” fees for professional advice to customers and writing off remaining business and personal debts owed to Lloyds, and not pursuing repayment. Last month Lloyds recruited Prof Russel Griggs to spearhead an investigation into whether it should compensate customers who became victims of fraud at the hands of former HBOS staff in Reading. ...

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