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.... Though Uber had long had a reputation for defying rules and regulations, the company faced a new kind of crisis in February when a former employee published a blog post describing a workplace rife with gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Uber enlisted former US attorney general Eric Holder to conduct an investigation into the company’s workplace culture, the results of which were released last Tuesday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Four former Barclays executives could face lengthy jail sentences after the Serious Fraud Office charged them and the bank with fraud over the way Barclays raised billions of pounds from Qatar at the height of the financial crisis. The SFO charged former Barclays chief executive John Varley and three former colleagues – Roger Jenkins, Tom Kalaris and Richard Boath – with offences after a five-year investigation into the events surrounding the £11. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Barclays and a number of its former executives are expected to learn this week whether the Serious Fraud Office intends to bring criminal charges in relation to emergency fundraising at the height of the financial crisis. The five-year SFO investigation has focused on the events surrounding cash injections from an arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved, including the emergency services who risked their lives to extinguish the blaze and rescue those in the building. “We are working with the authorities to obtain access to the appliance so that we can assist with the ongoing investigations. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It also says every worker should receive written clarification of their employment status. It suggests that the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, which already has some investigatory powers over food and farming operators, could be handed responsibility to carry out investigations into employment status in all businesses. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....7bn takeover of Sky to the competition authorities for further scrutiny. The media regulator, Ofcom, delivered the conclusions of its investigation into the deal to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on Tuesday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The former bankers include Barclays’ former chief executive John Varley. The move comes after a five-year investigation into the bank’s £11. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It is a win against the Silicon Valley cult of the genius-founder. It is a triumph for years of brave and determined investigation by a group of journalists who never stopped exposing the ride-hiring platform’s corporate culture even in the face of a $1m counteroffensive from Uber. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....O’Grady also highlights the army of people getting work in warehouses through temporary employment agencies, such as with Sports Direct. An investigation by the Guardian highlighted a climate of fear at the retailer’s Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire, prompting a select committee of MPs to say it was being run like a Victorian workhouse. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
....O’Grady also highlights the army of people getting work in warehouses through temporary employment agencies, such as with Sports Direct. An investigation by the Guardian highlighted a climate of fear at the retailer’s Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire, prompting a select committee of MPs to say it was being run like a Victorian workhouse. ...
Hotpoint tells customers to check fridge-freezers after Grenfell Tower fire image
.... Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved, including the emergency services who risked their lives to extinguish the blaze and rescue those in the building. “We are working with the authorities to obtain access to the appliance so that we can assist with the ongoing investigations. ...
Online gambling firms face clampdown after watchdog's probe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 07:46:11 AM
....”. It follows an eight-month investigation into the £4. ...
Virgin Media tells 800,000 users to change passwords over hub hacking risk image
. Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it. ...
The Guardian view on Uber after Kalanick: only window dressing? | Editorial image
.... It is a win against the Silicon Valley cult of the genius-founder. It is a triumph for years of brave and determined investigation by a group of journalists who never stopped exposing the ride-hiring platform’s corporate culture even in the face of a $1m counteroffensive from Uber. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:19:56 AM
.... Though Uber had long had a reputation for defying rules and regulations, the company faced a new kind of crisis in February when a former employee published a blog post describing a workplace rife with gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Uber enlisted former US attorney general Eric Holder to conduct an investigation into the company’s workplace culture, the results of which were released last Tuesday. ...
Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society image
.... It also says every worker should receive written clarification of their employment status. It suggests that the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, which already has some investigatory powers over food and farming operators, could be handed responsibility to carry out investigations into employment status in all businesses. ...
Fox’s £11.7bn bid for Sky ‘should be referred to competition authorities’ image
....7bn takeover of Sky to the competition authorities for further scrutiny. The media regulator, Ofcom, delivered the conclusions of its investigation into the deal to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on Tuesday. ...
Senior Barclays bankers charged with fraud over credit crunch fundraising image
....Four former Barclays executives could face lengthy jail sentences after the Serious Fraud Office charged them and the bank with fraud over the way Barclays raised billions of pounds from Qatar at the height of the financial crisis. The SFO charged former Barclays chief executive John Varley and three former colleagues – Roger Jenkins, Tom Kalaris and Richard Boath – with offences after a five-year investigation into the events surrounding the £11. ...
Barclays to learn if SFO will press charges over Qatari cash injections image
....Barclays and a number of its former executives are expected to learn this week whether the Serious Fraud Office intends to bring criminal charges in relation to emergency fundraising at the height of the financial crisis. The five-year SFO investigation has focused on the events surrounding cash injections from an arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund. ...
Sainsbury's poised to buy Nisa in response to Tesco swoop on Booker image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 12:35:00 PM
.... Tesco, meanwhile, operates nearly 2,500 convenience stores under its Express and One Stop banners. Tesco and Booker say the deal, which is the subject of a competition investigation, is not about stores but cashing in on the “out of home” food market which is growing faster than retail sales as more Britons opt to eat out. ...
Tesco fined £8m for fuel leak at petrol station in Lancashire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:17:25 PM
.... A week later EA officers investigating the incident found that the fish population immediately downstream was arbout 90% lower than those found upstream, Easedale said. “The sentencing today sends out a clear message to anyone whose recklessness causes serious pollution to the environment – we will be relentless in our investigations and take action wherever needed,” he added. ...
Cladding for Grenfell Tower was cheaper, more flammable option image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 12:15:05 PM
. Material used in the cladding that covered the Grenfell Tower was the cheaper, more flammable version of the two available options, an investigation of the supply chain has confirmed. ...
Google 'faces €1bn-plus fine' from EU over market dominance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 10:14:33 AM
....EU officials are expected to announce in the coming weeks that the tech giant has been guilty of manipulating its search engine results to favour its new Google Shopping service, which offers price comparisons on products. The unprecedented sanction, if tabled, follows a seven-year investigation by Brussels. ...
Ofcom fines Three £1.9m for failing to maintain 999 access image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 10:12:50 AM
....9m for failing to ensure customers could contact emergency services at all times. An investigation by the regulator Ofcom found Three broke rules designed to ensure everyone can contact the emergency services at all times, which the regulator said was of the utmost importance to public health and safety. ...
Complex chain of companies that worked on Grenfell Tower raises oversight concerns image
....Several firms were commissioned to work on the tower by the lead contractor Rydon, including Harley Facades, which installed the tower block’s Reynobond cladding. A spokesperson said Harley would “fully support and cooperate with the investigations into this fire” but added that it was “not aware of any link between the fire and the exterior cladding”. ...
IT meltdown has cost British Airways £80m so far, says Willie Walsh image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:32:01 PM
....But he continued to praise BA bosses and rejected any link to decisions to outsource IT and other jobs. He said that while they awaited the results of an independent investigation into the power failure at BA’s primary centre on 27 May, “what we do know is that the failure had absolutely nothing to do with the way we resourced IT”. ...
BAE 'secretly sold mass surveillance technology to repressive regimes' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 11:01:23 PM
.... It added that it was committed to “operating ethically and responsibly”. According to a BBC investigation published on Wednesday, the sales of the controversial technology were made through a Danish company that BAE bought in 2011. ...
Grenfell Tower's managers were reviewing safety after fire at another block image
....“Rydon Maintenance was in the process of refurbishing the building for Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation on behalf of the council. “Like everyone else at this stage, we are unaware of the causes of this fire but we will co-operate fully with all inquiries and investigations into this incident. ...
Thames Water given maximum £8.5m fine for missing leak target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 10:38:37 AM
....“The failure by Thames Water to meet the leakage commitments it has made to its customers is unacceptable,” said Ofwat chief executive Cathryn Ross. Ofwat has also opened an investigation to consider whether enforcement action is needed over and above this automatic penalty. ...
Embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes indefinite leave of absence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:36:50 PM
....In February, Fowler’s blogpost paved the way for dozens of reports on a seemingly toxic workplace, and a non-stop drip of revelations including a trip by executives to a South Korean escort bar, an internal “sex memo”, and the alleged mishandling of a rape victim’s medical records by executives who sought to discredit her story. Last week, at least 20 people were fired over incidents of harassment, retaliation, discrimination and bullying, dozens more were disciplined and 57 complaints remain under investigation by Holder’s law firm, Perkins Coie. ...
Plane makes emergency landing in Sydney after hole appears in engine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 11:30:43 AM
....The Australia Transport Safety Bureau said it was investigating the incident. Zhang said a comprehensive investigation would involve aviation authorities from Australia and China. ...
Travis Kalanick's future as Uber CEO under threat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 02:40:53 PM
....The future of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is hanging in the balance after the embattled cab company’s board voted to adopt a portfolio of recommendations to fight sexual harassment in the firm. Uber said its board had unanimously approved recommendations – which stem from a report prepared by former US attorney general Eric Holder after a sprawling, multi-month investigation into Uber’s cultures and practices – but declined to reveal what they were until after Uber employees have been told on Tuesday. ...
Uber silent on CEO’s future as it adopts Holder proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 07:04:16 AM
....Uber has been rocked by accusations that its management has fostered a workplace environment where harassment, discrimination and bullying are left unchecked. Uber announced last week that it fired 20 employees for harassment problems after a separate investigation by a different law firm. ...
German authorities free Britons detained after easyJet flight diverted image
....German authorities have released without charge three British men detained in Germany late on Saturday after their conversations onboard an easyJet flight from Slovenia to London prompted the pilot to divert to Cologne. “The criminal investigation against them has been halted. ...
Democrats say Dodd-Frank repeal is 'wrong choice' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:42:41 PM
...."Democrats have shown we're willing to work with Republicans to tailor the rules where it makes sense, but not if it means killing the reforms that have made the financial system safer and fairer," he said in a statement earlier this week. No Democrats voted for the House bill on Thursday, which was overshadowed by the testimony from fired FBI director James Comey about the Russia investigation and his interaction with US President Donald Trump. ...
Criminal gang arrested for selling Apple users' private data in China image
....8m). A co-ordinated effort, following months of investigation and involving police across the Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Fujian provinces, saw the 22 suspects apprehended, their “criminal tools” confiscated and their online network dismantled. ...
Leaked Uber sex memo throws new spotlight on frat-house culture image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:21:33 AM
.... Upon each new revelation the company claims the event is an exception, to diminishing success. It recently fired 20 employees following a sexual harassment investigation and fired a top executive that obtained the medical records of a woman who was raped by an Uber driver, after journalists learned of the incident. ...
Qatar and the UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:51:11 AM
....It is joint owned by the CPC Group and Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, former prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Qatar. An investigation by Vanity Fair in 2013 found that 64 of the apartments were held by companies registered in offshore tax havens. ...
Taming the giants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:38:02 PM
....Last month, Amazon promised the European Commission it would stop enforcing contracts deemed anti-competitive for other e-book publishers. And an investigation into Google's parent company, Alphabet, over how it allegedly gives preferential treatment to its own shopping services in search results, is still proceeding. ...
Germany fears big losses over tax scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:14:16 PM
....How assets are hidden and taxes dodged. Panama leaks spur global investigations. ...
BT drops PwC following Italian accounts scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 01:56:30 PM
....The scandal at BT Italia emerged after a whistleblower informed executives in 2016 of the problems. An subsequent investigation by KPMG found "improper accounting practices and a complex set of improper sales, purchase, factoring and leasing transactions", which meant profits in the Italian business had been overstated for a number of years. ...
How low does Uber have to go before we stop using it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 01:27:04 PM
.... First one employee, then a trickle, then a flood, came forward with allegations that the company’s working environment was hostile to women, and that HR simply didn’t care. Uber’s chief executive Travis Kalanick announced an external investigation, but four months later pre-empted that investigation by firing 20 people, and upholding almost 100 other complaints, in an all-staff meeting. ...
Uber executive 'had no reason to obtain rape victim's medical records' image
. An Uber executive who reportedly obtained the medical records of a Delhi woman who was sexually assaulted by one of the company’s drivers would have had no legal reason to access the documents during the investigation or trial, according to the police officer who oversaw the case. ...
Topshop owner sees profits dive by 79% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 12:44:18 AM
....These exceptional costs included £26. 4m related to the collapse into administration of BHS in April of last year, and the "subsequent regulatory investigations", it said. ...
Uber fires more than 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 03:52:01 AM
. Uber has fired more than 20 employees after a company investigation into sexual harassment claims and workplace culture. ...
Uber fires 20 staff after harassment investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:14:58 PM
. Uber has fired more than 20 people, and is taking other actions against staff, after a harassment investigation. ...
BA meltdown: switching off and on again may have caused IT crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:10:50 PM
. British Airways has ordered an independent investigation into the systems meltdown that left 75,000 passengers stranded over the bank holiday weekend. ...
British Airways says IT chaos was caused by human error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 05:58:37 PM
....Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, said an engineer disconnected a power supply, with the major damage caused by a surge when it was reconnected. He said there would now be an independent investigation "to learn from the experience". ...
Tesco PwC accounts probe called off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 07:34:39 AM
....The FRC is an independent disciplinary body for accountants and actuaries in the UK. Its two-and-a-half-year investigation looked at business services giant PwC's auditing of Tesco's accounts. ...
British Airways cabin crew to hold four-day strike over pay dispute image
.... But CBRE, the contractor which manages the facilities at BA’s ageing Boadicea House data centre near Heathrow, said claims that the cause had been determined were “not founded in fact”. CBRE, a global firm whose services include maintaining mechanical and electrical services for data centres, said: “We are the manager of the facility for our client BA and fully support its investigation. ...
Willie Walsh praises British Airways bosses after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:25:02 PM
....Walsh’s comments came as British Airways’ board is reportedly demanding an external inquiry into the fiasco that caused almost all the airline’s flights out of London to be cancelled on Saturday and is expected to land BA with a compensation bill of more than £100m. Walsh told the BBC and reporters in Spain on Thursday that the investigation into the unexplained “power surge” said to have caused the chaos would take time. ...
Spain's top anti-corruption prosecutor quits over Panama link image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:21:08 PM
....The public prosecutor, José Manuel Maza, told reporters that Moix had resigned even though there was no suggestion “of any irregular or illegal behaviour” on his part. However, Moix’s brief tenure has been dogged by controversy over his alleged attempts to interfere in corruption investigations involving the governing People’s party (PP). ...
Power surge? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:43:36 AM
....The firm claimed that this did not constitute an IT failure, but rather "it was an electrical power supply which was interrupted". An investigation is being carried out and it has been reported that BA's board is set to demand an external inquiry into what happened. ...
Walsh backs BA boss after computer chaos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:25:25 AM
....Mr Walsh said it was unfair to try to blame Mr Cruz because the problem was not of his making. "We know what happened but we're still investigating why it happened and that investigation will take some time," he said. ...
School buses boost FirstGroup profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:41:43 AM
....The group's year was marred by the crash on its Croydon Tramlink line last November, which killed seven people and injured more than 50 others. Chief executive Tim O'Toole said the company remained "focused on understanding the exact cause of this incident and will continue to provide our full support to the ongoing investigations". ...
BA computer chaos: The unanswered questions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:11:43 AM
.... I'm assuming those safety nets are still there, so why did they fail? And did human error play a part in all this?. British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz told me recently that the company has launched an exhaustive investigation into what went wrong, although no-one can say when it will report back, and whether the findings will ever be made public. ...
Brazil meat-packing giant JBS to pay record $3.2bn corruption fine image
....4bn) fine for its role in Brazil's corruption scandals. J&F Investimentos will pay under a leniency deal in two corruption investigations. ...
British Airways IT failure caused by 'uncontrolled return of power' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:35:50 PM
....“It was not an IT failure and had nothing to do with outsourcing of IT, it was an electrical power supply which was interrupted. “We are undertaking an exhaustive investigation to find out the exact circumstances and most importantly ensure that this can never happen again. ...
Exxon shareholders back 'historic' vote on climate image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:26:43 PM
.... . They've recently been under investigation by some state authorities in the US. ...
Scottish Power in the dark about my mother’s electricity supply image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 06:00:16 AM
.... I pointed out that we could not provide this as the meter screen was blank. Scottish Power sent £50 in goodwill and promised an investigation. ...
Undercover activist detained at Ivanka Trump shoe supplier image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:30:37 AM
.... . Two other activists involved in the investigation are missing, CLW said. ...
Uber fires self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google image
. Uber has fired the engineer accused of stealing secrets from Google-owner Alphabet after he failed to assist with an investigation related to the lawsuit. ...
Ukraine raids offices of 'Russian Google' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:02:57 PM
....Russian search giant Yandex has had its Kiev and Odessa offices raided by Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU). The raids were part of a treason investigation seeking to discover whether Ukrainian users' data had been illegally collected and distributed to Russian security agencies. ...
Tesco boss named as witness in fraud case against former directors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 12:58:27 PM
....The allegations relate to accounts records at Tesco which the company said left a hole of up to £326m. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) launched a criminal investigation into accounting practices at Tesco in October 2014. ...
Watchdog probes Tesco-Booker deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 11:54:19 AM
. The competition watchdog has begun an investigation into Tesco's planned £3. ...
Fire risk alert issued over Beko tumble dryers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 11:12:44 AM
....Birmingham Coroner's Court was told in August last year that Ms Moloney was discovered at her home in Coriander Close, Rubery, after relatives found window blinds blackened with soot and forced their way in. An investigation found the fire started in or around the area of the dryer's printed circuit board (PCB). ...
British Airways owner loses £170m in value after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 09:01:05 AM
....BA said its systems had now been restored and it was back to running a full flight schedule on Tuesday. An investigation is to follow, although the airline said its immediate priority was to ensure remaining passengers who had not been rebooked and still wished to travel could do so. ...
Virgin’s £241 penalty because we have to move home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... As other providers use the Openreach network, in most cases you can take your contract with you. Back in 2010, following an investigation, Ofcom claimed it was working with the industry to reduce these charges, but they are still too high. ...
Uber CEO Kalanick's mother dies in boat accident image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 10:55:51 PM
....Mrs Kalanick, 71, and her husband were found on the shore of Pine Flat Lake by the emergency services. Fresno County Sheriff's Office said a preliminary investigation suggested their boat had struck a rock, with the Kalanicks both hurt in the collision. ...
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EE and Vodafone are UK’s worst mobile providers, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
....In October last year, Vodafone paid out £4. 6m as a result of two investigations that found the company had mishandled complaints, and had failed to credit more than 10,000 pay-as-you-go customers who topped up their accounts. ...
Serious Fraud Office warns of £120m pension scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
....Fears are growing that large numbers of people may have lost huge sums of money after investing their retirement pots in – of all things – self-storage units. The Serious Fraud Office this week launched an investigation into storage unit investment schemes, and revealed that more than £120m has been poured into them. ...
SFO delays decision again on charging Barclays over 2008 fundraising image
....A decision is now expected in mid-June, despite the SFO setting an end-of-May deadline earlier in the year – itself a delay from an end of March deadline. The latest setback means that Barclays and a group of former senior bankers will not know the outcome of the five-year investigation until after the general election on 8 June. ...
'I lived in fear of brown envelopes': being chased by the taxman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... They didn’t tell him what the issue was. The investigation was thorough. ...
Petrofac's move to appease SFO offers fuel for thought | Nils Pratley image
....3bn. Shareholders will also have reflected that SFO investigations tend to take ages and, even when the company admits criminal activity (which Petrofac doesn’t), the process can conclude these days with a deferred prosecution agreement, or DPA, and the payment of a financial penalty that can be chunky but not life-threatening. ...
New payday loan regulations come into force image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:07:20 PM
....New payday loan regulations come into force on Friday, requiring all online lenders to advertise on at least one price comparison website. The new rules are the result of an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), published in February 2015. ...
Petrofac executive suspended amid fraud probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:29:00 AM
....But he has now been suspended "until further notice" and has quit the board. Chief executive Ayman Asfari, who was also arrested and released without charge, will continue in his role, although he will not be involved in any matters connected to the investigation, Petrofac said. ...
The great London property squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:30:19 AM
....Although it is notoriously difficult to get accurate figures, a 2013 report by the Migrants’ Rights Network concluded that Ealing may have as many as 60,000 occupants in illegal structures, and Slough borough council, which deployed planes equipped with thermal imaging equipment in an effort to spot them, may have as many as 6,000 beds in sheds. In 2013 a BBC investigation found estate agents renting out beds in sheds in Willesden Green and Harrow. ...
Former Anglo Irish chair Seán Fitzpatrick walks free as trial collapses image
.... The former executive had pleaded not guilty to misleading the Anglo Irish bank’s auditors about loans to him and people connected to him. On Wednesday, the 126th day of an at times a bewildering and complex trial, Fitzpatrick’s defence had argued that the case should not go before the jury because of flaws in the investigation and in the prosecution case, which involved coaching witnesses and shredding documents. ...
'I spit on you again': Russian billionaire renews tirade against Putin rival image
.... When travelling around the country to launch his presidential campaign, he has been insulted and assaulted by people he believes are sent by the authorities. Usmanov, however, claimed Navalny’s anti-corruption investigations were born of jealousy. ...
US accuses Fiat Chrysler of using 'defeat devices' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:28:10 PM
.... . It follows the EPA's notification in January of its investigation into Fiat Chrysler's compliance with the Clean Air Act. ...
SFO to investigate pension liberation scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:23:01 PM
....It is asking anyone else who believes they may have been a victim of such scams to get in touch with them, as there may be many more people who are unaware of their losses. "The SFO investigation into storage pod investment schemes is a timely reminder that unregulated unusual investments at home or aboard come with a high risk that people could lose all their hard-earned pension and other savings," said Kate Smith, head of pensions at Aegon. ...
German police raid Daimler offices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 02:02:06 PM
. German police have searched 11 offices of carmaker Daimler as part of their investigation into possible fraudulent emissions data by employees. ...
Sean FitzPatrick cleared as Anglo Irish trial collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 01:04:32 PM
....On day 126 of the trial, the judge said he would direct the jury to acquit the defendant on Wednesday. He said that the investigation into the accused was not sufficiently unbiased, impartial and balanced. ...
CMA to examine Aberdeen/Standard Life merger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 02:48:09 PM
. The Competition and Markets Authority has opened an investigation into the planned £11bn merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management. ...
Shell shareholders to vote for new climate change goals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 10:38:07 AM
....Pirc said the future pay policy was not without concerns for shareholders because when directors leave they would receive an automatic payout linked to their annual bonus, but on balance it backs supporting the policy in a binding vote. Activists are also expected to use the AGM as an opportunity to pose questions about an Italian investigation into an allegedly corrupt oil deal by Shell in Nigeria. ...
Ebay accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system image
....”. Ebay decided to refund him as a goodwill gesture after an Observer investigation, but claimed that since it never gets sight of items it could not judge whether the correct item was returned. ...

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