Daily Brief – March 29, 2016



Putin Faces “Information Attack” on Wealth, Friends, Russia SaysBloomberg

The Kremlin lashed out before the publication of a potentially damning report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.




How Con Man Used China to Launder MillionsAssociated Press

A special investigation exposes China’s role as a global money laundering hub.


China’s Premier Outlines More Action Against CorruptionReuters

Premier Li Keqiang highlighted the use of national funds, state owned enterprises, excessive red tape, and enforcement of government policies.


FCA May Step Up Inspections of China BanksReuters

The UK financial watchdog is allegedly focusing on compliance at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and China Construction Bank Corporation.


Mattel vs. Chinese Cyberthieves: It’s No GameCBS News

The “CEO Scam” alone has cost U.S. companies more than $1.8 billion.


China’s Anbang Trumps Marriott With $15B Bid for StarwoodNew York Times

Questions remain over the company’s ownership structure and motives.




Ukraine Parliament Accepts Prosecutor’s ResignationVoice of America

Viktor Shokin has been criticized for not doing enough to tackle corruption.


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