Richard Cassin author of the FCPA Blog, among others, consistently writes about corruption as ripping apart the fabric of many countries. This makes anti-corruption and anti-bribery legislation not only appropriate but mandatory. Over the past few weeks, I believe that we have seen another reason and that is that shareholders may have some comfort that the companies in which they invest are valued fairly and will not implode. In the US, we had the last decade brought us the trifecta of Enron, World Com and Adelphia, where accounting frauds destroyed these companies. But Japan is experiencing something different with the still unfolding Olympus matter.
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