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Shell’s $400 million Niger Delta security funds better invested on local communities — report

Oil giant Shell has spent almost $400m in three years guarding its installations in the Niger Delta, including maintaining its own 1,200-strong internal ‘police’ force, running a network of plainclothes informants and supplying … Continue reading “Shell’s $400 million Niger Delta security funds better invested on local communities — report”


BBC Radio 4 explores ways to fix Britain’s broken banking system

On Saturday afternoon BBC’s Radio 4 reached the halfway point in a new series looking at what is wrong with British banking and how it might be repaired. ‘Fixing Broken Banking,’ presented by … Continue reading “BBC Radio 4 explores ways to fix Britain’s broken banking system”


Australian horse racing stained by money laundering and race fixing — report

Much has changed since the first horses arrived in Australia, aboard a female convict ship, in January 1788. Today, Australians are among the most enthusiastic gamblers on horse racing in the world, spending … Continue reading “Australian horse racing stained by money laundering and race fixing — report”


Save money and simplify your life

The notion of ‘more money more problems’ might ring hollow in the ears of the long-suffering financially squeezed. But ask anyone used to seeing large amounts of money come in how stressful it can … Continue reading “Save money and simplify your life”


The ten most influential financial lobbyists in the UK — TBIJ

The following list details the ten most powerful financial lobbyists in the UK, selected by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. The list follows an earlier report by TBIJ, published last week by Financial … Continue reading “The ten most influential financial lobbyists in the UK — TBIJ”


The City spent £92m on lobbying politicians last year — report

The British financial services industry spent more than £92m last year lobbying politicians and regulators in an ‘economic war of attrition’ that has secured a string of policy victories, The Bureau of Investigative … Continue reading “The City spent £92m on lobbying politicians last year — report”


US newspapers increasingly outsource journalism to the Philippines

Newspapers across the United States of America are outsourcing the production of local news to low-paid researchers and writers in the Philippines, radio progamme This American Life has revealed. In an interview with … Continue reading “US newspapers increasingly outsource journalism to the Philippines”


Some Bishops claim up to £27k for attending Westminster sessions

Bishops in the House of Lords are claiming up to £27,000 a year in allowances for attending Westminster – on top of their annual stipends. The Bureau’s investigation with the Independent has found … Continue reading “Some Bishops claim up to £27k for attending Westminster sessions”


Zambians haven’t benefitted from $8bn copper exports

Zambia is Africa’s top copper producer and it is in the midst of a spectacular boom. The scale of international investment – a reported $6bn – means Zambia will soon ‘overtake’ Australia and Indonesia to … Continue reading “Zambians haven’t benefitted from $8bn copper exports”


Britain’s young people to struggle to get on the property ladder

The UK’s dwindling stocks of affordable housing has often been called a crisis. But in the report Housing options and solutions for young people in 2020 the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) says things will only … Continue reading “Britain’s young people to struggle to get on the property ladder”


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