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China Climbs Four Places in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.

Baker McKenzie launches Global Anti-Corruption Risk Map

Baker McKenzie has created a one of its kind Anti-Corruption Risk-Map. The risk maps provide information on primary anti-corruption legislation and enforcement agencies, offences, defences and penalties in 55 countries.

Mind the (Wage) Gap: Assessing Unfair Discrimination in Wage Policies in South Africa

Recently, thousands of female employees across Iceland went to work as usual… but only until 14:38. They left their male counterparts, disregarding normal working hours that would have seen them at their desks until 17:00. Why leave work early, and why at that specific time?

The new global anti-bribery standard – how will your company measure up?

After several years of development, involving input from over 50 countries, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has finally published ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard - a new international standard designed to assist organisations worldwide in implementing and maintaining effective anti-bribery systems.

U.S. Treasury Department Publishes Additional Clarifications For Iran Sanctions Relief Measures

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated its list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Relating to the Lifting of Certain U.S. Sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

South Africa: A second bite at the cherry may not taste as sweet

Employers, dissatisfied with the outcome of a disciplinary hearing, often wonder if a harsher sanction can be imposed in an internal appeal hearing.

2016 Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook released

Baker & McKenzie released the 2016 edition of its Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Handbook. You can read the Handbook for free on Global Compliance News.

Help! My employee is a terrorist!

"He is such a nice guy - quiet, but always willing to assist." said one surprised co-worker when the police handcuffed her colleague. No-one had any reason to suspect that he would be arrested for terrorism.

Egypt: Risk of cartel fines for certain ‘distribution’ practices?

On 31 May 2016, the Egyptian Competition Authority issued a decision condemning a market-sharing cartel between the Egyptian Union for Insurance and the Egyptian Association for Healthcare Companies.

Recent Developments in the Banking Sector and AML in Kuwait

This article provides a brief summary of thelatest developments in the banking sector in Kuwait, information on branches and representative offices of banks in Kuwait and anti-money laundering regulations.

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