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UK: ASA bans Dyson's misleading fan advert

17.7.2019
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has branded an advertisement for Dyson's Pure Hot and Cool Fan to be misleading because it wrongly suggests that the appliance is cordless. Dyson...

UK: ASA upholds complaint against Aldi advert

17.7.2019
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint by Tesco about an Aldi advert. The press advert highlighted the potential savings offered by Aldi and was shown in the run-up to...

UK: Online sales could suffer under new anti-fraud measures

16.7.2019
The introduction of new anti-fraud measures could disrupt the online retail sector later in the year. The new rules are due to take effect from September 2019 and will require online retailers to...

Austria: FMA confirms money laundering suspicions at Winter

16.7.2019
The Austrian Financial Market Authority FMA has confirmed that it has suspicions that the Austrian bank Winter has been involved in money laundering. According to reports, the bank has possible...

Bosnia: Tax Authority discovers 28 illegal workers

16.7.2019
Tax Authority of Federal Bosnia and Herzegovina has reported that during 140 of its controls, its inspectors discovered a total of 28 illegal workers across the country. Authority also discovered 40...

US/Sweden: Swedbank transactions allegedly linked to Syrian chemical weapons

16.7.2019
Business newspaper Di reports that the Swedish bank Swedbank facilitated transactions from its customers in Lithuania to accounts, in the now defunct bank FBME, linked to the Syrian chemical weapons...

France: Saur obtains ISO 37001 standard

16.7.2019
The major operators in the French water sector, such as Veolia and Suez, still have a bad reputation that is largely inherited from a time when they reigned supreme in the water adduction and...

UK: Citizens Advice launches online scam telephone helpline

16.7.2019
Citizens Advice is launching a telephone helpline to help victims of online fraud. The charity expects to help 20,000 people during the first year of the new service. Funding for the new service...

Slovakia: Firms affected by truck cartel could get EUR 340mn in damages

16.7.2019
Haulage operators in Slovakia who overpaid for trucks sold by firms participating in a cartel could receive over EUR 340mn (USD 392.17mn) in damages, according to media reports. Around 400 companies...

Russia: Rosmorport wants stevedores to fulfill environmental requirements

16.7.2019
According to General Director of Rosmorport Andrey Lavrischev, the company proposed stevedores operating in Vostochny and Posiet ports in Primorsky region, Far East, to terminate dock leasing...

Russia: Ural FD tobacco illegal market occupies 13% of Russian market

16.7.2019
As per estimate of British American Tobacco, BAT, the turnover of illegal tobacco market of the Sverdlovsk region (Urals) is estimated at RUB 1bn (EUR 13.02mn USD 15.01mn). The share of illegal...

Czech Republic: Cepro to review Agrofert's contracts in view of EC audit

15.7.2019
Czech state fuel distributor and storage company Cepro will review Agrofert's position in terms of public procurement tenders in view of EC's audit proposal on the potential conflict of interest of...

Russia: Chairman of Board of Directors of New Stream detained

15.7.2019
Chairman of Board of Directors of New Stream, Dmitry Mazurov, has been detained as a suspect in a fraud. Allegedly he cheated in loaning from Sberbank, Absolutbank and Promsvyazbank stealing USD 3bn...

Russia: Forest fund of Novgorod region suffers damage worth RUB 1.3bn

15.7.2019
The forest fund of the Novgorod region (North-West) has suffered the damage worth RUB 1.30bn (EUR 16.92mn USD 19.52mn). The inspection conducted in cooperation with the Federal Security Service has...

Latvia: Foreign deposits down since intensified AML efforts

15.7.2019
On 15 July 2019, Kristine Cernaja-Mezmale, acting head of Latvia's Financial and Capital Markets Commission (FKTK), stated that an estimated EUR 10bn in non-resident deposits have been removed from...

Netherlands: Marktplaats issues a warning about phishing websites

15.7.2019
The Dutch online marketplace Marktplaats has issued a warning to consumers about fraudulent retailers. Marktplaats will cooperate with banks and the police to reduce fraud. Marktplaats will issue a...

UK: Data shows country has highest number of fraudulent calls in G20

15.7.2019
A report by BICS shows that 170mn fraudulent calls were blocked globally in 2018 and the UK accounted for approximately 25mn (15%) of them. This means that the UK accounted for more than any other...

Ukraine: Shadow economy estimated at 30% of GDP in 2018

15.7.2019
According to the Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine, the shadow economy was estimated at 30% of GDP in 2018, -2 pp against 2017. The index amounted to 18% of GDP by the loss-making method...

Latvia: Financial regulator imposes fine on Rigensis Bank

15.7.2019
On 15 July 2019, the Latvian Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) announced that it would fine Latvia's Rigensis Bank a sum of EUR 1mn for having violating money laundering legislation. The...

Estonia: AS Mootor Grupp turns to the courts for compensation

15.7.2019
In Estonia, logistics- and transportation company group AS Mootor Grupp, owner of the Lux Express bus- and public transport company, has filed a legal claim against the Estonian government, hoping to...

Russia: Manufacturer of dietary supplements Kvadrat-C violates competition law

15.7.2019
The Federal Antimonopoly Service considers that the manufacturer of dietary supplements Kvadrat-Ñ violated the competition law. After the warning, the company deleted the statement, which said the...

Europe/Israel: WHO warns about high sugar content baby food

15.7.2019
A new World Health Organization (WHO) report indicates that baby food contains too much sugar and is falsely marketed as suitable for infants under six months of age. According to the study carried...

France: LafargeHolcim employees take action against redundancy and pension plans

14.7.2019
In the eyes of many French employees of Franco-Swiss construction materials manufacturer LafargeHolcim, Lafarge is seen as the black sheep by the group's leaders in Zurich, especially new CEO Jan...

Austria: Bank Winter denies Russia and Odebrecht claims

13.7.2019
According to internet sources, the small Austrian Bank Winter may have been involved in a scandal involving Russian funds received by Italy's right-wing party Lega and in large-scale corruption at...

Finland: Cryptocurrency company Prasos granted payment institution licence

13.7.2019
In Finland, Finnish cryptocurrency company Prasos has been granted a payment institution authorisation by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA). Prasos is the first cryptocurrency...

Russia: Illegal logging in Tukolon nature reserve damages forest resources

12.7.2019
Illegal logging in Tukolon nature reserve in Irkutsk region, Siberia, has damaged Russian forest resources. The damage is estimated at RUB 748mn (EUR 9.74mn USD 11.23mn). The Investigative Committee...

Russia: Seizures of counterfeit alcohol increase in Bashkortostan

12.7.2019
In January-March 2019, 250,000 liters of counterfeit alcohol was seized in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Volga, which corresponds to the index of the whole of 2018. The main reason is strengthening...

Belgium: Volvo to pay compensation for unfair dismissal

12.7.2019
The labour courts in Ghent, Belgium, have ordered that Sweden-headquartered car manufacturer Volvo pay compensation of between EUR 20,000 (USD 23,068.65) and EUR 24,000 for unfair dismissal to four...

Czech Republic: Court rules in favour of Kapsch for UOHS to re-open toll case

11.7.2019
On 11 July 2019, the Brno Regional Court ruled in favour of the current Czech road toll operator Kapsch that the Czech antimonopoly office UOHS has to re-open proceedings regarding the contract...

Serbia: Close to 50% apartments built illegally

10.7.2019
Data of the Serbian Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure showed that close to 50% of apartments in the country are built illegally. Data shows that there are over 2mn illegally...