After a big drop in the number of investigations opened last year, the UK's Serious Fraud Office will need some big wins like the recent Airbus settlement to convince doubters that it's doing enough to fight corruption and fraud.
Hampered by funding and strategy problems (see here), the SFO opened just five
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Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.