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October 2014

'Reward me when I rescue Tesco' - New boss Dave Lewis says pay deal is 'under review' after £263m accounting scandal, This Is Money

26 October 2014

Whitehall wades into dispute over holiday pay, The Sunday Times

26 October 2014

Morrisons breaks pledge on low prices, The Sunday Times

26 October 2014

Starbucks hit by probe into sweetheart tax deal with Dutch, The Sunday Times

26 October 2014

Banks join wave of investors in cyber security start-ups, The Financial Times

26 October 2014

Vodafone's £6bn Spanish takeover of Ono tarnished by tax fraud allegations, The Times

26 October 2014

Fourfold rise in insider trading claims, The Times

24 October 2014

Asda may face mass legal claim over equal pay, The Telegraph

24 October 2014

Pret a Manger staff in line for bonuses after rising sales, The Guardian

24 October 2014

New Zealand: New pub to take down 'inappropriate' sign, The Dominion Post

23 October 2014

Tesco chairman quits as profits crumble by 92%, The Times

23 October 2014

European bank chiefs accused in row over pay, The Times

23 October 2014

Exporters fail on pledge to curb bribery - watchdog, The Wall Street Journal

23 October 2014

Co-op Bank debacle: Now the FSA and KPMG are under fire, Management Today

23 October 2014

EC urged to keep company "red tape" over human rights concerns, Financial Director

22 October 2014

Facebook staff get tens of millions in shares- but social media giant pays no tax in the UK, The Independent

22 October 2014

HSBC and First Trust found 'bundling' small business loans, The Telegraph

22 October 2014

HBOS whistleblower given the cold shoulder because he's 'too hot to handle', The Telegraph

22 October 2014

GPs to be paid £55 cash bonus for diagnosing patients with dementia, The Independent

22 October 2014

RBS blows whistle on Swiss franc bank cartel, The Telegraph

21 October 2014

HSBC attacks 'retrograde' EU bonus cap, The Telegraph

21 October 2014

The Treasury blocked RBS's bonus plan to avoid public outrage, Management Today

21 October 2014

Royal Mail boss demands positive action to get women on boards, The Independent

21 October 2014

Top watchdog lashed for severe blunders over botched monitoring of JPMorgan's 'London Whale' trader, The Independent

21 October 2014

Italian police uncover €1.7bn corporate fraud, BBC

21 October 2014

Holiday shopping season kicks off with temp workers who have no rights, The Guardian

21 October 2014

Which? under attack for hidden commission fees, The Times

21 October 2014

New Zealand: Filmed tomfoolery could cost your job, The Dominion Post

21 October 2014

Prison whistleblowers in England and Wales being threatened with dismissal, The Guardian

20 October 2014

Tesco staff 'misled auditors' to boost results, Management Today

20 October 2014

Inspections are not enough to fix garment factories in Bangladesh, The Guardian

20 October 2014

H&M CEO Calls for Annual Wage Reviews in Bangladesh, Sustainable Brands

20 October 2014

Trinity Industries Whistleblower Awarded $175 Million in Guardrail Suit, The Wall Street Journal

20 October 2014

Tesco probe finds evidence of cover-up, The Sunday Times

19 October 2014

Tesco executives could face prosecution in South Korea, The Telegraph

19 October 2014

University of Leeds commits to workers' rights by joining Electronics Watch, Supply Chain Management

19 October 2014

Goldman Sachs Set to Shun U.K. Banking Standards Review Council, The Wall Street Journal

19 October 2014

New Zealand: Commission freezes inquiry, The Dominion Post

17 October 2014

BBC to publish 'right to be forgotten' removals list, BBC

17 October 2014

Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users, The Guardian

16 October 2014

Top private schools 'unwittingly take laundered money from criminals', The Independent

16 October 2014

Academy and free school staff increasingly forced to whistleblower helplines to report problems, The Independent

16 October 2014

New Zealand: Stay on case against Fonterra seen as unfair, The Dominion Post

16 October 2014

The great British money launderette: At least 19 UK firms under investigation for an alleged conspiracy to make $20bn of dirty money seem legitimate, The Independent

15 October 2014

UK firms must act to ensure supply chains are slavery free, Supply Chain Management

15 October 2014

New Zealand: Shareholders in new Feltex bid, The Press

15 October 2014

Banking regulator clamps down on bonus loophole, The Times

15 October 2014

US tax clampdown threatens Abbvie’s £32bn Shire buyout, The Times

15 October 2014

Apple and Facebook offer egg-freezing services to hang on to talented female employees, The Independent

15 October 2014

Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage, The Independent

15 October 2014

BG Group ignites pay row over new boss £29m pay package, The Independent

15 October 2014

Garment Brands Support Workers’ Push for Higher Wages, The Wall Street Journal

14 October 2014

Ethics investigator Michael Garcia calls for change in FIFA's 'shroud of secrecy' culture

14 October 2014

JPMorgan's profit misses; posts unexpected $1 billion legal expense, Reuters

14 October 2014

Dropbox passwords leak: Hundreds of accounts hacked after third-party security breach, The Independent

14 October 2014

Germany Inc. Ditches Corporate Perks on Investor Pressure, Bloomberg

14 October 2014

Afren share price plunges as company fires chief exec and chief operating officer for misconduct, City A.M.

14 October 2014

Tesco suspends a further three executives in accounting scandal investigation, The Times

14 October 2014

EU to Widen Information-Sharing to Fight Tax Evasion, The Wall Street Journal

14 October 2014

Carney to bankers: Put up with new rules or quit, Management Today

13 October 2014

Whistleblowers Win $3.9 Million in Boeing Case, Risk&Compliance Journal

13 October 2014

'Voiceprinting' of callers used by banks to fight fraud, Fox News

13 October 2014

NHS staff strike: maternity care among services to be hit, The Guardian

13 October 2014

US hedge fund Elliott Advisors pays unnamed London executive £38m, The Guardian

12 October 2014

Ireland Considers Closing Corporate-Tax Loophole, The Wall Street Journal

12 October 2014

Amazon's tax strategies may have met their match in Europe at last, The Independent

10 October 2014

Blackstone Group to Spin Off Financial Advisory Business, The Wall Street Journal

10 October 2014

Hackers are plotting one big banking hit, warns Europol, The Independent

10 October 2014

Billionaire Carlos Slim calls for three-day working week, The Independent

09 October 2014

CMA to force ‘transparency’ among payday lenders, The Times

09 October 2014

New Zealand: Kathmandu boss leaves with cash mountain, The Dominion Post

09 October 2014

New Zealand: Bridgecorp receivers pursue Lloyd's for $20m, The Dominion Post

09 October 2014

Barclays pays $20m to settle US class-action lawsuit over Libor fixing, The Independent

09 October 2014

Royal Mail puts aside £18m for French fine and legal fees, The Guardian

09 October 2014

Cohen to Reward Ethical Behavior With 4% Bonus at Point72, Bloomberg

09 October 2014

Named and shamed: The FTSE 250 companies with no women at the top, The Independent

08 October 2014

Waitrose cleaners’ call for a living wage, The Guardian

08 October 2014

Poundworld's ‘everything £1’ claim banned by watchdog, The Telegraph

08 October 2014

Walmart to eliminate healthcare benefits for some part-time workers, The Guardian

07 October 2014

HSBC directors to quit over threat to jail bosses for banking crises, The Guardian

07 October 2014

New Zealand: Woman stole cash from employer, The Southland Times

07 October 2014

Fifth senior executive suspended at Tesco, The Times

07 October 2014

Morrisons' Andy Higginson: Customers have lost trust in supermarket pricing, Retail Week

07 October 2014

Goldman Sachs 'charmed Gadaffi-era sovereign wealth fund employees with girls and alcohol' in trip to Morocco, The Independent

06 October 2014

FBI's James Comey accuses China of hacking into every major American company, The Independent

06 October 2014

New Zealand: Lyttelton Port to introduce drug testing, Stuff

06 October 2014

New Zealand: Alex Swney charged with $2m tax evasion, The New Zealand Herald

06 October 2014

New Zealand: Struck-off lawyer admits $2.8m Ponzi scheme, The New Zealand Herald

06 October 2014

Watchdog: spill the beans on supermarket abuses, The Times

06 October 2014

Wonga founder Errol Damelin sold £4m stake before scandals, The Independent

06 October 2014

Scotland's Brewdog Defies Industry Norms and Applies Living Wage Policy for UK Staff, International Business Times

03 October 2014

No-frills Aldi chain gives boss £1.9m interest-free loan for country mansion, The Times

03 October 2014

JPMorgan hacked: 70 million client names and personal information stolen in major data breach, The Independent

03 October 2014

New Zealand: Z plays down discount 'fraud', Fairfax Media

03 October 2014

New Zealand: FMA files case against Archer, Abano shareholder Hutson, New Zealand Herald

03 October 2014

US 'tax inversion' clampdown claims first scalp, The Telegraph

03 October 2014

EasyJet boosted by Air France strike, The Independent

03 October 2014

UBS faces fine of up to $6.3 billion in French tax probe: paper, Reuters

03 October 2014

Barclays Bans Broker Freebies in Compliance Crackdown, Bloomberg

02 October 2014

New Zealand: Fraudster fights to keep tax agency, BusinessDay

02 October 2014

Ryanair passenger numbers up 5pc as O’Leary’s ‘be nice’ strategy pays off, The Telegraph

02 October 2014

New Zealand: Big utilities worst at paying bills on time, The New Zealand Herald

02 October 2014

UK government to introduce common principles for infrastructure procurement to promote best practice, Supply Management

01 October 2014

Virgin blows whistle on TV football rights, Express

01 October 2014

U.K. Regulator Investigates Tesco Accounting Error, The Wall Street Journal

01 October 2014

European Commission extends probe into Gibraltar's corporate tax regime, Reuters

01 October 2014

Israeli airline facing calls to stop 'bullying' of female passengers by ultra-Orthodox Jews, The Independent

01 October 2014

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