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  • 2-December-2014

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    Scale of international bribery laid bare by new OECD report

    Most international bribes are paid by large companies, usually with the knowledge of senior management, according to new OECD analysis of the cost of foreign bribery and corruption.

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  • 29-October-2014

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    Brazil closes legal loophole on foreign bribery: OECD hopes this will now translate into stepped up enforcement

    Brazil must build on the positive momentum started with its new Corporate Liability Law and its first indictments in one foreign bribery case to investigate and prosecute more proactively foreign bribery.

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  • 29-October-2014

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    Kazakhstan must sharpen its strategy and raise impact of its anti-corruption measures

    Kazakhstan’s new anti-corruption strategy must be better defined, involving key stakeholders, with targeted actions and goals that address the key corruption challenges facing the country, says a new OECD report by the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP).

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  • 23-October-2014

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    Statement of the OECD Working Group on Bribery on France’s implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention

    After a comprehensive review in October 2012, the OECD Working Group on Bribery asked France, through a series of concrete recommendations, to intensify its actions to fight the bribery of foreign public officials and undertake important reforms.

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  • 23-October-2014

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    Despite progress made and improved legal framework, OECD seriously concerned about Turkey’s level of detection and investigation of foreign bribery

    Turkey is a significant and geopolitically critical economy. Its companies, like those from many other countries, operate in corruption-prone sectors and countries. In spite of this, only 10 allegations have come to the attention of Turkish authorities since foreign bribery became an offence in Turkey in 2003.

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  • 30-June-2014

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    OECD statement on specific instance of UK National Contact Point regarding G4S

    There have been inaccurate reports that the OECD has announced an investigation into G4S, a UK company that provides security equipment and services. It is in fact the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines of Multinational Enterprises that is looking at a complaint.

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  • 12-June-2014

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    Statement of OECD on Japan’s Efforts to Increase Foreign Bribery Enforcement

    Due to serious concerns about the extremely low level of enforcement of Japan’s offence of bribing foreign public officials – just three prosecutions since 1999 – the OECD Working Group on Bribery recommended in December 2013 that Japan establish an Action Plan to organise police and prosecution resources to be able to proactively detect, investigate and prosecute cases of foreign bribery by Japanese companies.

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  • 12-June-2014

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    Statement of OECD Working Group on Bribery on Spain’s efforts to amend its Penal Code and to enforce its foreign bribery offence

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery supports Spain’s efforts to further reform its Penal Code to bring its anti-bribery law into line with its international obligations under the OECD Convention on Combatting Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.

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  • 12-June-2014

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    Slovenia must urgently prioritise the fight against foreign bribery, says OECD

    Serious steps must be taken by Slovenia to ensure that it effectively detects, investigates and prosecutes allegations of transnational bribery.

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  • 12-June-2014

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    Estonia needs to promptly address rising foreign bribery risks, says OECD

    Estonia’s framework for combating foreign bribery may be inadequate to efficiently tackle rising foreign bribery risks resulting from its increasingly export-intensive economy.

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