On Saturday, Reuters was first with the news that Nepal’s football association (ANFA) has asked FIFA to investigate their own president, Ganesh Thapa. The request, via an emailed letter seen by Reuters, comes after the country’s public accounts committee ordered an investigation of Thapa, an Asian Football Confederation vice president, over what it said was alleged embezzlement of funds. Thapa has repeatedly denied all allegations, saying he has done nothing wrong. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, sports correspondent Karolos Grohmann offers a behind-the-scenes look at how he got the scoop.
24 Oct 2014Thomson Reuters
Q. How did you score this exclusive?
A. A source tipped me off that frustrated Nepal football association officials got in touch with FIFA’s ethics chief Michael Garcia in order to press the world soccer’s governing body into action in relation with embezzlement allegations leveled against ANFA President Ganesh Thapa.
Q. What types of reporting/sourcing were involved?
A. Obviously, given that it was a source that tipped me off and also put me in touch with the ANFA vice presidents in charge of leading the opposition against their president, we had to conduct our own research regarding any information given to us by them. We also called the FA VPs back in order to make sure that they indeed were calling from the official federation telephone numbers. We urged them to communicate via Skype in order to see their faces and verify the identity of who was saying this. We then tracked down the FA president for his chance to respond to the accusations and also got FIFA to react before running the story.
Q. What makes you passionate about journalism?
A. The fact that every day begins essentially from scratch. That no day is even similar to the previous one and that to some extend it is the reporter who sets their own agenda.
Q. What do you find most fulfilling about covering your beat? (more…)
Changing energy markets create new opportunities. Are you going to see and seize them first?
23 Oct 2014Thomson Reuters
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Federal agents hope documents and electronic data seized during raids on the Los Angeles fashion district last month and cash-transaction reports that businesses in the zone are now required to file will help clarify how Mexico’s drug cartels are using international trade to launder money, law enforcement sources say.
The ability to generate new intelligence from documents and human sources may well dictate – at least in the short term – the degree to which U.S. authorities can effectively combat Mexican cartels by hitting them in their pocketbooks. (more…)
The SSE 2014 Global Dialogue in Room XVIII of the Palais des Nations in Geneva
By Elena Philipova, Thomson Reuters ESG Content Manager
23 Oct 2014Thomson Reuters
The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative hosted its fourth and largest Global Dialogue at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland during UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum. The event convened CEOs of stock exchanges, companies and institutional investors, alongside high-level policy makers and capital market regulators. This unique gathering offered a global platform to demonstrate leadership and understanding of the sustainability-related opportunities and challenges facing the capital markets today. The SSE currently counts 16 Partner Exchanges from every continent. More than 20 stock exchanges were represented at the meeting, half of them at the CEO level. (more…)
The structural problems of Japan’s power grid were highlighted by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear shutdown, which left some regions with power shortages despite ample supplies elsewhere. It is the only country in the world with two electricity frequencies and needs transformers to switch power between east and west. Today’s graphic diagrams Japan’s electricity transmission and distribution system.
23 Oct 2014Thomson Reuters
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The Pricing & Reference Services (PRS) Asia Roadshow kicked off this week, a two-week series of events taking place throughout Asia and Australia. During this time, the PRS leadership team, in partnership with PRS Proposition Marketing and the regional GTM team, will be hosting briefing sessions for internal sales teams, external Risk & Regulatory Data Seminars, Private Networking Receptions, a sponsored boat in the ASX/Thomson Reuters Foundation Regatta in addition to a series of customer meetings. All events highlight the latest risk and regulatory developments impacting the local and global markets.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, October 21, the PRS team hosted the first Risk & Regulatory Data Seminar & Networking Reception at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore.
Attendance was even higher than expected and we were left with standing room only! Over 110 people registered for places in a room holding a maximum of 70. More than 60clients and prospects attended the event where an array of speakers from Thomson Reuters, Tullet Prebon Information, ComplianceAsia Consulting and UBS Delta discussed the challenges impacting the Asian region and global market. The presenters shared best practices to ensure risk is mitigated and levels of risk exposure are lowered. After lively discussion and friendly debate, a networking reception was held for attendees to continue conversations around the seminar’s topics.
The first day of the Roadshow was quite a success. Stay tuned to hear about the activities taking place in Australia later this week!
This past August, Thomson Reuters Accelus invited corporate secretaries to participate in a global survey on some of the key challenges faced by the board today. Download this report and infographic for a current view of the boards’ information workflow, communications and operations.
Nick Creswell, Thomson Reuters VP, Performance and Talent Management, has been named as one of the world’s top 100 out and proud LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) business leaders, in a list compiled by OUTstanding and published by The Financial Times.
22 Oct 2014Thomson Reuters
Nick’s global outlook began in his childhood: he lived in 16 homes by the age of 16 – moving everywhere from Hong Kong to Denmark as he followed his Army father’s career. He developed a lifelong love of travel, and has worked for global companies such as Google, Korn/Ferry and United Biscuits before arriving at Thomson Reuters in 2009. Here are five things to know about Nick:
Nick believes companies have a big role to play in supporting LGBT employees. “Even in the UK, one in four LGBT people aren’t out to their colleagues, and three in four don’t come out to their customers,” he says. “This means they might cover up things about themselves such as who their partner is, who they spend time with at the weekend, whose photo they have at their desk. Whether someone chooses to come out is a personal choice – but all of us deserves an environment where we can be ourselves.”
“When I started work 20 years ago, I never thought I’d be out in the office. Now in the UK we’ve got equal marriage, adoption rights and partner benefits. It’s taken strong role models, and campaigning by so many people to change things. We’ve come a long way here – but as there are still over 70 countries where it’s illegal to be gay, and seven where it’s punishable by death, globally we still have a long way to go. Progressive, global organisations such as ours and those named in the LGBT leaders list will play a part in change.”
Nick’s greatest passion is LGBT equality. “I remember 25 years ago when it was normal for politicians in the UK to make derogatory speeches about LGBT people. We had the notorious law Section 28, which banned teachers from counselling gay students. I was a teenager then, and the debate made me determined to change things. I enjoy being involved in our Pride At Work Network: it’s a great network of people who want to create an open, inclusive environment in all our offices. I firmly believe we all have a role to play in making this happen for everyone – regardless of their location, sexual orientation or gender identity.” (more…)