Anti-money laundering: Towards a two-way street?

Looking at the evaluation of new FATF standards, private sector implementation of anti-money laundering measures is among the areas with lowest effectiveness out of the 11 outcomes assessed, with major improvements needed in virtually all countries....

The spill-over effects of corruption in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan ranks 30 out of 100 on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, which indicates rampant corruption. All this is well known and has been documented by anti-corruption activists, international organisations and...

The Paradise Papers – the corruption factor

There has been much in the coverage Paradise Papers about tax avoidance by celebrities and wealthy individuals, but less attention paid to how these secret companies can provide cover for corruption and other crimes. Here is a compilation of some of...