JOHANNESBURG | South African minister notes worry about graft prosecutions

JOHANNESBURG— A Cabinet minister in South Africa is citing concerns that efforts to prosecute people allegedly involved in corruption under former president Jacob Zuma are falling short. Pravin Gordhan, the public enterprises minister, on Monday told a commission investigating corruption allegations that he has often heard South Africans ask why “no big figure” has ended … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South African minister notes worry about graft prosecutions

LONDON | UK leader on collision course with party rebels over Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to seal business support for her Brexit deal with the European Union on Monday, but remained on a collision course with a group of lawmakers seeking to unseat her. The draft agreement has triggered an avalanche of criticism in Britain and left May fighting to keep her … Continue reading LONDON | UK leader on collision course with party rebels over Brexit

Business News: U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 11, Sioux City

First combat ship commissioned at United States Naval Academy is 13th commissioned LCS in Navy fleet ANNAPOLIS, MD – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Sioux City (LCS 11) – the nation’s sixth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – at the United States Naval Academy today.  This milestone places the ship, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: … Continue reading Business News: U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 11, Sioux City

MOSCOW | Russian brings new charges against Kremlin critic Browder

MOSCOW  — Russian prosecutors on Monday announced a new criminal case against Kremlin critic Bill Browder, raising the pressure on him before European Union discussions about a set of sanctions he is advocating. They also revealed a “theory” that he could be behind the death of his employee, Sergei Magnitsky, in a Russian prison. Magnitsky, … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian brings new charges against Kremlin critic Browder

BANGKOK | Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK— Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region’s burgeoning working-age population is a fit for the future job market. The World Economic Forum announced Monday its “ASEAN Digital Skills Vision 2020” … Continue reading BANGKOK | Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast Asia

TOKYO | Nissan chairman Ghosn to be dismissed for misconduct

TOKYO — Nissan Motor Co.’s high-flying chairman Carlos Ghosn is to be dismissed after the company said an internal investigation found he under-reported his income by millions of dollars and engaged in other “significant misconduct.” The Japanese broadcaster NHK said Ghosn was arrested Monday after he voluntarily submitted to questioning by Tokyo prosecutors. The prosecutors … Continue reading TOKYO | Nissan chairman Ghosn to be dismissed for misconduct

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Whistleblower in Danish banking scandal: Bank ignored me

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — The man who blew the whistle on a massive money laundering scheme through the Estonian branch of Denmark’s Danske Bank, says the bank “deliberately ignored” the warning he made that dirty money was flowing, some from Russia. Howard Wilkinson says “there was a big smoke alarm that started. But (Danske Bank) tried … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Whistleblower in Danish banking scandal: Bank ignored me