Navalny convicted / Other countries flock to DC lobbyists to navigate Trump era / Mexican KleptoTours / Corruption driving Syria conflict.
Beijing protests Iran sanctions designations / Deutsche Bank says sorry / Is Putin a killer?
Romania anti-graft protests grow / EU to renew Russia sanctions blacklist / New Iran sanctions could target Chinese banks.
Dictators live in looted luxury near DC / Congress repeals extractives transparency rule.
House votes to kill extractives transparency rule / Romanians march against graft / Coutts fined for 1MDB role / CIA documents on Moscow apartment bombings.
McCain to hold Russia hacks hearing / Canada Liberal Party took donations from Chinese graft suspect / China graft rules cause casino stocks slump.
Trump’s lobbying reforms, Putin’s Rosneft triumph, and the London shop that hosts 1,600 anonymous companies.
Russian economy minister accused of $2m bribe.
Putin suspends nuclear deal over sanctions; China’s “Crony Capitalism”; and Ukrainian officials accused of offshore money laundering
Leading stories on kleptocracies and their enablers…