RT ‘extremely disappointed’ in UK media watchdog’s decisions over ‘impartiality breach’

RT is “extremely disappointed” following British broadcasting regulator Ofcom’s announcement that some content on the RT news network was in breach of impartiality rules. In a bulletin issued December 20, Ofcom stated that a total of seven programmes or segments, including Sputnik, Crosstalk and various items of news coverage were found to be in breach […]

Watchdogs are worrying about a booming corporate-credit market

INVENTORS OF FINANCIAL terminology have little love for language. “Leveraged loans” are at first sight a tautology: in fact they are loans, usually arranged by banks among a syndicate of lenders, to highly indebted companies. “Collateralised loan obligations” (CLOS) are another mouthful. These are not abstract nouns but legal entities, run by asset managers, private-equity […]

Financial watchdogs are going through the cryptocurrency market with a ‘fine tooth comb’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The SEC and CFTC released a joint statement about the cryptocurrency market Friday. The statement said the two agencies would crackdown on any entity in the digital coin space that isn’t compliant.   Michael Arrington, an adviser to blockchain startup aelf, told Business Insider the SEC is going through projects in the […]

FTC probes watchdog’s allegations of Amazon’s deceptive discounting

(Reuters) — As part of its review of Amazon’s agreement to buy Whole Foods, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts, according to a source close to the probe. The FTC is probing a complaint brought by the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, which looked at some […]

Russia questions watchdog’s swift identification of sarin in Syria chemical incident

The Russian military has questioned the swift conclusion of chemical weapons watchdog the OPCW, which has reported identifying sarin in samples related to an alleged attack in Syria on April 5. The Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) convened in the Hague on Wednesday for an update on the […]

‘Opposite of draining the swamp’: Watchdogs hit Trump for secret White House visitor log

President Donald Trump’s administration announced they will no longer disclose records pertaining to who visits the White House, a decision that watchdog groups say will only serve to erode trust in the institution. Read more The White House announced Friday they will keep their visitor logs private, citing “grave national security risks and privacy concerns […]