Ed Long

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Behind the paywall: Morocco's DirectInfo portal

 Image credit: Magnus Manske, CC-By-SA, via Wikimedia Commons_(6).jpg) 

This is not to hold Morocco up as a model nation: perceived failures to address corruption were a driving force behind street protests in 2011 and 2012 and a high profile leak that allegedly showed corrupt authorisation of salary bonuses for ministers led to prosecution of the whistleblowers rather than the politicians.

Posted Tuesday January 13, 2015

New access to Chinese trade data through Arachnys

New access to Chinese trade data through Arachnys

Opening up Chinese Customs data to Arachnys users In July this year we launched our first premium data integration, providing access to shipping bills of lading from the US and Latin America through a partnership with New York startup Panjiva. Today, we are launching access to Chinese trade data, giving our customers the ability to independently verify trade volumes recorded by otherwise opaque Chinese companies.

Posted Wednesday December 10, 2014

Arachnys is expanding, and so is our research offering

Arachnys’ customers often ask us for at-a-glance reference guides of how to find compliance-relevant data in their countries of interest. While our popular ‘Behind the Paywall’ series helps to do this on an individual source level, we will be building on this by launching a new series of ‘country audits’ outlining exactly where data is available across our top twenty most-searched markets and how to access it.

Posted Thursday November 6, 2014

Behind the paywall: Hong Kong's company registry

Photo CC Flickr User sonotoki

Hong Kong has been prominent in the news in recent weeks, with the pro-democracy protests sadly turning violent over the weekend amid accusations from the Chief Executive, Chun-ying Leung, that unnamed ‘external forces’ were involved. This week, we also visit Hong Kong as part of our Behind the Paywall blog series, to examine recent changes to company law and the practical implications for investigators. As a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (along with Macau) under the One China, Two Systems principle, Hong Kong’s Companies Registry is independent of the network of Chinese Administrations for Industry and Commerce (AICs) that handle registration on the mainland.

Posted Tuesday October 21, 2014

Let's talk about PEPs: an Arachnys briefing note on political exposure

Let’s talk about PEPs: an Arachnys briefing note on political exposure

Banks and other financial institutions are rapidly expanding their activities around screening third parties for political exposure. In light of this, we have put together this briefing note to look at the definition of ‘Politically Exposed Person’ (PEP) and address some of the complications around building and using PEP screening lists, and how these relate to anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-bribery regulations.

Posted Thursday April 3, 2014

The Eagle and the Lion: hunting fraudsters in Indonesia and Singapore

The Eagle and the Lion: hunting fraudsters in Indonesia and Singapore

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Southeast Asia is a region that, with a few notable exceptions, struggles with a reputation for corruption. Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines consistently rank in the worst-performing third of countries for perception of corruption. Malaysia performs better, but recent surveys reveal an impression in the business world that corporate fraud is on the rise.

Posted Monday February 10, 2014

Playing the Shell Game

Playing the Shell Game

Header Photo CC Flickr User Doug88888

Posted Monday December 9, 2013

Ed Long

Recent Posts

Behind the paywall: Morocco's DirectInfo portal

 Image credit: Magnus Manske, CC-By-SA, via Wikimedia Commons_(6).jpg) 

This is not to hold Morocco up as a model nation: perceived failures to address corruption were a driving force behind street protests in 2011 and 2012 and a high profile leak that allegedly showed corrupt authorisation of salary bonuses for ministers led to prosecution of the whistleblowers rather than the politicians.

Posted Tuesday January 13, 2015

New access to Chinese trade data through Arachnys

New access to Chinese trade data through Arachnys

Opening up Chinese Customs data to Arachnys users In July this year we launched our first premium data integration, providing access to shipping bills of lading from the US and Latin America through a partnership with New York startup Panjiva. Today, we are launching access to Chinese trade data, giving our customers the ability to independently verify trade volumes recorded by otherwise opaque Chinese companies.

Posted Wednesday December 10, 2014

Arachnys is expanding, and so is our research offering

Arachnys’ customers often ask us for at-a-glance reference guides of how to find compliance-relevant data in their countries of interest. While our popular ‘Behind the Paywall’ series helps to do this on an individual source level, we will be building on this by launching a new series of ‘country audits’ outlining exactly where data is available across our top twenty most-searched markets and how to access it.

Posted Thursday November 6, 2014

Behind the paywall: Hong Kong's company registry

Photo CC Flickr User sonotoki

Hong Kong has been prominent in the news in recent weeks, with the pro-democracy protests sadly turning violent over the weekend amid accusations from the Chief Executive, Chun-ying Leung, that unnamed ‘external forces’ were involved. This week, we also visit Hong Kong as part of our Behind the Paywall blog series, to examine recent changes to company law and the practical implications for investigators. As a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (along with Macau) under the One China, Two Systems principle, Hong Kong’s Companies Registry is independent of the network of Chinese Administrations for Industry and Commerce (AICs) that handle registration on the mainland.

Posted Tuesday October 21, 2014

Let's talk about PEPs: an Arachnys briefing note on political exposure

Let’s talk about PEPs: an Arachnys briefing note on political exposure

Banks and other financial institutions are rapidly expanding their activities around screening third parties for political exposure. In light of this, we have put together this briefing note to look at the definition of ‘Politically Exposed Person’ (PEP) and address some of the complications around building and using PEP screening lists, and how these relate to anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-bribery regulations.

Posted Thursday April 3, 2014

The Eagle and the Lion: hunting fraudsters in Indonesia and Singapore

The Eagle and the Lion: hunting fraudsters in Indonesia and Singapore

Header

Southeast Asia is a region that, with a few notable exceptions, struggles with a reputation for corruption. Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines consistently rank in the worst-performing third of countries for perception of corruption. Malaysia performs better, but recent surveys reveal an impression in the business world that corporate fraud is on the rise.

Posted Monday February 10, 2014

Playing the Shell Game

Playing the Shell Game

Header Photo CC Flickr User Doug88888

Posted Monday December 9, 2013