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DJP leader implicated in Nishimatsu investigation
Tokyo prosecutors investigating alleged slush funds set up by contractor Nishimatsu say the money may have been used for illegal political donations.
Three held in Dubai corruption probe
Three senior staff at Dubai developer Nakheel's Waterfront project have been detained for questioning as part of a year-long fraud investigation.
Consultant arrested in tax evasion probe
Tokyo prosecutors have arrested 12 people in a case of alleged tax evasion on kickbacks received from contractors.
Construction companies most likely to pay bribes
Transparency International's latest Bribe Payers Index (BPI) shows construction companies are among the most likely to pay bribes when dealing with the public sector.
World Bank bans seven companies for price fixing
The World Bank has banned seven companies and one individual from future work following price fixing on a Bank-funded road project in the Philippines.
Ethiopia to sign up to CoST
Ethiopia is finalizing preparations to sign up to the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) ahead of a two-year pilot phase.
Beijing official given suspended death sentence
A former Beijing vice-mayor in charge of overseeing construction projects for the Beijing 2008 Olympics has been given a death sentence, suspended for two years, for corruption, according to on-line news agency China Daily.
Ecuadorean HEP dispute resolved
Brazil's Odebrecht announced this week that it will accept terms set by Ecuador's government to resolve a dispute over construction of the 230 MW San Francisco hydroelectric plant (HEP).
Blimbing Sari Airport corruption probe
Indonesia's Attorney General's Office (AGO) has named a number of former administration officials as suspects in an alleged corruption scam that cost the government IDR 40 billion (US$ 4.27 million).
Vietnam officials face bribery charges
The trial of 12 people, including 10 state officials resumed in Vietnam this week following its adjournment in January, after the judge presiding over the case was suddenly taken ill, reports local news agency Thanhnien News.
Concrete truck drivers halt NYC construction
Hundreds of construction sites in New York City, US ground to a halt on Tuesday as over 400 concrete mixer truck drivers mounted a surprise strike over pay and working conditions, according to local media reports.
Contractor charged in ‘Big Dig’ fraud
The US Attorney's Office in Massachusetts has filed 49 federal charges against Modern Continental Corporation (MCC) in connection with its work on the Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) project - the 'Big Dig' - in Boston.
600 arrested after Sharjah riots
More than 600 Asian labourers were arrested in Sharjah yesterday after a violent protest in the Al Nahda district, reports the WAM newsagency.
Bribe admission
A former executive with US pipeline contractor Willbros Group has pleaded guilty to charges of corruption. Jason Steph admitted to a court in Texas, US that he was involved in paying bribes of more than US$ 6 million to help win work in Nigeria.
Bid-riggers sentenced
Japan's Nagoya District Court has sentenced five ex–employees of five major construction companies to suspended prison terms for antitrust violations in a series of rigged bids for the Nagoya subway extension projects.
Cartel fined US$ 265 million
The European Commission has announced fines totalling € 184 million (US$ 265 million) to a group of five bitumen suppliers accused of operating a cartel in the Spanish bitumen market between 1991 and 2002.
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