Tag Archives: bribery

Who’s next?

In the past few days, it has emerged that Oxford University Press has paid £1.9 Million  to the Serious Fraud Office after admitting that two of their overseas subsidiary companies had obtained sales in Kenya and Tanzania by paying bribes.  … Continue reading

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What’s your perception of corruption?

Transparency International have just published the 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index, their annual appraisal of the relative levels of public sector corruption worldwide.  I won’t pretend that there are any huge surprises in the results but it will be interesting to … Continue reading

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Alstom – a double whammy

Reports in the papers today tell us that Alstom, a French-owned engineering group, have been fined £27 million by the Swiss authorities in order to settle a bribery investigation against them.  This is embarrassing enough on its own, but there’s … Continue reading

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Ignore the Middle Class at your peril

Interesting times in India, where Anna Hazare appears to be winning a battle with the Indian Government over anti-corruption legislation.  Using tactics reminiscent of Mahatma Ghandi, he has forced the authorities to release him from prison (he had been arrested … Continue reading

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The Cost of Bribery

Macmillan Publishers announced last Friday that they are to pay more than £11 million to the UK authorities, in order to avoid prosecution for having paid bribes to a World Bank Official and in compensation for profiting from other business dealings … Continue reading

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Yankees go home – whether they want to or not….

It’s interesting to see speculation in the press that Rupert Murdoch and his son James may – and I stress may – face prosecution in the USA in connection with the alleged bribery carried out by employees of the News … Continue reading

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A level playing field?

Sorry about the sporting analogy, but as it’s raining heavily at the moment, I immediately thought of cricket. I spoke at a seminar at the Publishers’ Association recently, on the subject of the new Bribery Act.  As always with Publishers, there … Continue reading

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