Financial markets

banks, insurance companies, brokers

The Oligarchs

| Al Jazeera | Aljazeera’s investigative unit unravels a high-stakes international plot by powerful Eastern European oligarchs to make millions of dollars off a crooked deal. According to a Ukrainian analyst, “It sounds like an agreement between criminal bosses. You…

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BR Shetty and the Missing Millions

| Al Jazeera | This is a story of a financial scandal, of fortunes won and lost and political collusion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that goes right to the heart of Emirati business and politics. At the centre…

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Is Dubai a money-laundering hub?

| Al Jazeera | With its skyscrapers, luxury villas, and a high concentration of millionaires and billionaires, Dubai’s rise to global city and business hub captured the world’s attention.

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Bank of England investigated for fraud

| Financial Times | The Bank of England is the focus of a criminal investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office. Caroline Binham, financial regulation correspondent, and UK news editor Michael Stott discuss the allegations and what they could mean…

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Latvia – where corruption never seems to have left

| Financial Times | The scandals shaking Latvia’s banking system are the latest in a series of crises over more than a decade in a country that has styled itself as a financial “bridge” between Europe’s east and west.

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1MDB scandal: the Malaysian fraud explained

| Financial Times | The FT’s Stefania Palma explains the corruption and money-laundering inquiry at the state development and investment fund in which charges have been filed against two former Goldman Sachs bankers, local financier Jho Low and ex-1MDB employee…

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How the pandemic has fuelled money laundering

| Financial Times | Over the past 12 months Covid-19 has curtailed countless business activities, but not money laundering. The UN estimates some $1.6tn is laundered every year, and authorities say lockdown measures have presented criminals with even greater opportunities…

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Fraud: how I was scammed and you could be too

| Financial Times | Authorised push payment frauds, where people are tricked into transferring money into criminal-controlled accounts, are growing fast, with £354mn stolen last year. FT journalist and fraud victim Joe Sinclair talks to readers about how they’ve been…

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Greensill, Gupta and Cameron: what went wrong

| Financial Times | The story of Greensill Capital’s rise and fall has everything: investment banks, opaque finance, private jets, trophy mansions and the biggest British lobbying scandal in a generation, involving former prime minister David Cameron. The Financial Times…

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Terrorism and finance: connecting the dots

| TEDx Talks | With terrorism at the heart of global discourse, there is an increased sense of urgency in tackling the problem. However, a number of questions remain unanswered and an array of ideas untested. Edidiong’s talk questions some…

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