‘Dark business’: Thailand prepares for World Cup gambling frenzy | Crime

Bangkok, Thailand – Every 15 minutes, a small crowd gathers in a shack in a Bangkok market to wait for the numbers to be drawn. The buzz of anticipation with each ping pong lotto draw is palpable, but the excitement is invariably short-lived. When number five is announced in a recent draw, a man chewing … Read more

ANZ and UOB come under scrutiny over dealings with Myanmar Army Bank | Banking News

Major international financial institutions have transacted with Innwa Bank since the coup, documents show. Big banks, including Australia’s ANZ, continued to do business with a bank owned by Myanmar’s military administration despite its bloody crackdown on anti-coup protests, according to an advocacy group and leaked documents. ANZ, one of Australia’s ‘big four’ banks, was used … Read more

Wall Street lambasted for ‘whitewashing’ Hong Kong crackdown | Business and Economics News

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Hong Kong government has invited the biggest names on Wall Street to a summit to show the financial hub is open for business after nearly three years of isolation due to pandemic curbs. Instead, the presence of senior bank executives at the rally has become a lightning rod for criticism … Read more