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Philippines launches investigation into Wirecard's phantom billions

June 24, 2020 8:06 PM

MUNICH/MANILA (REUTERS) - Wirecard's $2.1 billion (S$2.9 billion) accounting scandal is being investigated by the Philippines, which said that the German payments firm's former chief operating officer Jan Marsalek may be in the country.

Decision to flee was the most difficult of my life, says Ghosn

January 09, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIRUT • Carlos Ghosn went on the attack against Japan's criminal justice system less than two weeks after becoming the world's most famous fugitive with a daring escape to Lebanon, saying the decision to flee was the most difficult of his life.

Ghosn nearly crossed paths with Japan Prime Minister as he fled

January 08, 2020 4:39 PM

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Fallen auto executive Carlos Ghosn almost bumped into Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an upscale Tokyo hotel as he set out on a daring escape from a looming trial for financial misconduct, according to reports by Japanese media.

On the run, fugitive Jho Low tells ST he was 'just an intermediary'

January 06, 2020 5:00 AM

Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, who is at the heart of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, has claimed that he has been made a target to shift the blame away from a clutch of other parties who played far bigger roles in the financial swindle.

Former Nissan boss says he escaped 'injustice' in Japan

January 01, 2020 5:00 AM

PARIS/TOKYO • Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn confirmed that he had fled to Lebanon, saying he would not be held hostage by a rigged justice system, and raising questions about how one of the world's most-recognised executives managed to escape from Japan months before his trial.

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