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Spacs are attractive for companies but investors should beware meagre information and dilution effect
Malta-based gaming company CenturionBet was used by the ’Ndrangheta crime organisation to launder money
Previous failed attempt to reinforce EU watchdogs was a ‘missed opportunity’, says Dombrovskis
Bitcoin and psychedelic drug enthusiast Christian Angermayer collected €13m fee
Members call for full inquiry despite finance minister’s insistence that authorities had done all in their power
BaFin will be given ‘sovereign powers’ to intervene directly in public companies
Hedge fund manager who predicted collapse of energy giant Enron bet against once high-flying German fintech
Draft auditor’s opinion rejected concerns raised over German payments group weeks before it collapsed
Electric car pioneer reports fourth consecutive quarterly net profit on Wednesday
Markus Braun and other executives detained in wake of collapse of once high-flying German technology group
German payments processor has battled allegations of fraud, forgery and opaque business links.
A quick run through of some noticeable oddities in the collapsed payment company’s accounts.
Accounting firm said draft of KPMG’s independent report needed ‘context’ on payments group’s third-party business
Accounting scandal highlights deep flaws in national supervision
After Northern Data shares plunged on an anonymous attack, investors need time to decide on the truth
Wirecard; QAnon; German culture wars; and more.
Regulators examining deal that is said to have provoked a ‘furious’ reaction from board
Judge says involvement of ‘reputable lawyers’ meant a conspiracy was unlikely
Move follows calls from European Commission vice-president to investigate supervisory response
Leo Perry of Ennismore Fund Management long believed that payments group was a fraud
Management board later passed over consultancy for compliance work in favour of PwC
Some of the hardest hit included victims of human trafficking and modern slavery
Markus Braun and deputy finance minister Jörg Kukies had at least two interactions last year
A suspect in one of Germany’s biggest financial frauds talked of assembling a Libyan militia and bragged of adventures with Russian troops
Wirecard; Disney; and other stories of make-believe.