Business ethics

Brazil: The Car Wash Scandal

| Al Jazeera | Launched in early 2014, the operation was initially thought to be routine – one of a number of similar ongoing probes that the Brazilian Federal Police had on their books.

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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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Diplomats for Sale

| Al Jazeera | How much would you pay for diplomatic immunity? The trade in Caribbean diplomatic passports has become a magnet for wealthy foreigners, corrupt businessmen and criminals from around the world. Al Jazeera exposes two prime ministers who…

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Congo, My Precious. The Curse of the coltan mines in Congo

| RT Documentary | The Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries. A wide range of rare minerals can be found here in abundance, all commanding high prices in world commodity markets. Diamonds…

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Golden Gamble. Gold mining in the Philippines, a dirty business

| RT Documentary | – The use of child labour in the Philippine’s Paracale, or ‘Goldtown’, is widespread – Extracting gold involves diving into mud-filled shafts and using toxic mercury – Poverty and lack of alternative jobs force people into…

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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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Burkina Faso is experiencing a gold rush

| Journeyman Pictures | Burkina Faso’s Gold: For at nearly 50,000 euros per kilo, gold remains the eternal symbol of wealth. In Burkina Faso, artisanal mines are springing up to take advantage of this gold rush. With children as young…

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The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana

| The Guardian | Ghana has had a gold rush but here, Afua Hirsch discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country’s small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life…

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Gangsters, Golf and Greenbacks

| BBC | An African construction giant mired in debt and on the verge of collapsing hires in two highly-paid British bosses to try and bring it back from the brink. Eighteen months later the business is bust, hundreds of…

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The Money Stone: Underground with a child gold miner in Ghana

| BBC | Alongside the vast gold fields of Ghana are thousands of illegal mines or galamsey, where unskilled miners dream of hitting the big time. These mines rely mainly on children who abandon an education in an attempt to…

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