China launches an investigation into senior economic policymaker Liu Tienan for corruption, state media report.
The UK’s Serious Fraud Office starts an investigation into Kazakh mining company and FTSE 100 member Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation.
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Singapore’s anti corruption agency, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), says it is investigating three Lebanese football officials.
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The Scottish Premier League pursue costs for their investigation into undisclosed payments to Rangers players.
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The US state of Arkansas launches an investigation into an Exxon Mobil pipeline that ruptured, spilling oil into a housing community last week.
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Online trading platform Intrade ceases all trading activity pending an investigation that may include “financial irregularities”.
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More than a million gym members have been given new rights to cancel membership contracts, after an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading.
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David Rossi’s home and offices had been searched as part of investigation into Antonveneta deal at Monte Paschi di Siena
The spokesman of Monte Paschi di Siena, the Italian bank at the centre of an investigation into alleged corruption and fraud, has been found dead at its Siena headquarters, a judicial source and a banking source have told the Reuters news agency.
David Rossi was the head of the bank’s communications unit. A witness said his body, which had been covered with a sheet, lay beneath an open window overlooking a back street outside the building, a restored 14th century fortress.
The judicial source said prosecutors were investigating whether Rossi killed himself; Italian news agencies ANSA and AGI reported suicide as the cause of death.
Rossi, born in 1961, was the spokesman of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s foundation, the bank’s biggest shareholder, from 2001 to 2006. When Giuseppe Mussari, the foundation’s chairman, became chairman of the bank itself in 2006 Rossi remained his spokesman.
Rossi, who was not under investigation himself, was among several people whose homes and offices were searched in February as part of a probe into the lender’s purchase of Antonveneta in 2007 and subsequent losses linked to complex derivatives deals.
Mussari is under investigation in the probe on allegations of misleading regulators, market manipulation and false information in the prospectus of the Antonveneta deal.
A BP executive admits that the scope of an internal investigation into the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster that he led did not include budget pressures from top management.
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