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CORUPI ÎN ROMÂNIA … CÎȘTIGI LA BURSĂ ÎN SUA
19 Martie 2013 – WSJ anunță că Microsoft este investigat pentru corupție în România (China, Italia) de către DoJ – FCPA – FBI – SEC
20 Martie 2013 – Microsoft neagă acuzațiile invocînd determinarea de a lupta împotriva corupției și înaltele standarde etice pe care le promovează cu asiduitate peste tot în lume.
21 August 2013 – WSJ anunță ca DoJ – FCPA – FBI – SEC, au extins investigațiile pentru acte de corupție comise de Microsoft și în alte tări (Pakistan, Rusia, etc.).
26 August 2013 – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer anunță că urmează să se retragă în cel mult 12 luni.
15 Noiembrie 2013 – George Soros cumpără 12,580,700 acțiuni făcînd astfel să crească valoarea acțiunilor Microsoft cu 16%.
CORUPI ÎN UE … CÎȘTIGI LA BURSĂ ÎN SUA
8 Iulie 2016 – Goldman Sachs anunță că l-a angajat pe Manuel Durao Barroso, pentru a se implica în soluționarea problemelor generate de Brexit.
11 Iulie 2016 – Barroso este criticat pentru faptul că se angajează alături de Goldman Sachs în acțiuni anti Europene.
12 Septembrie 2016 – Președintele Comisiei UE solicită la sesizarea Obdusman (Avocatul Poporului) în urma petiției care a depăși 150.000 de semnături, anchetarea lui Manuel Durao Barroso pentru asocierea cu această bancă privată cu cea mai prostă reputație în UE.
23 Septembrie 2016 – Barroso se consideră discriminat împreună cu Goldman Sachs, avînd în vedere că ’Goldman Sachs nu este un cartel de traficanți de droguri’ …
1 Noiembrie 2016 – Comisia UE constată că din punct de vedere al regulamentelor UE, Barroso nu a comis nici o abatere …
14 Februarie 2017 – George Soros cumpără stocuri ale Goldman Sachs și Bank of America … valoarea acestora crește …
U.S. Probes Microsoft Bribery Allegations
By CHRISTOPHER M. MATTHEWS, JOE PALAZZOLO and SHIRA OVIDE
Updated March 19, 2013 6:15 p.m. ET
Federal regulators are investigating Microsoft Corp.’s relationship with business partners that allegedly bribed foreign government officials in return for software contracts, according to people familiar with the matter.
Microsoft Responds to Corruption Allegations
Mar 20, 2013 9:28 am HKT REUTERS
Microsoft Corp. provided details on its global compliance and ethics program Tuesday, responding to a Wall Street Journal report that the company’s relationship with business partners that allegedly bribed foreign government officials is under investigation.
“As our company has grown and expanded around the world, one of the things that has been constant has been our commitment to the highest legal and ethical standards wherever we do business,” Deputy General Counsel John Frank wrote in a blog post on Microsoft’s website.
Lawyers from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are examining kickback allegations made by a former Microsoft representative in China, as well as the company’s relationship with certain resellers and consultants in Romania and Italy, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Microsoft Bribe Probe Reaches Into Pakistan, Russia Deals
Justice Department Reviewing Allegations Involving Deals in Five Countries
By CHRISTOPHER M. MATTHEWS and SHIRA OVIDE
Updated Aug. 21, 2013 8:12 p.m. ET
A U.S. investigation into Microsoft Corp.’s relationships with business partners that allegedly bribed foreign officials in return for contracts includes activity in Russia and Pakistan, a sign that the probe is wider reaching than previously known, according to people familiar with the matter.
Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months
26 August 2013
Shares in Microsoft, criticised for its slow response to the booming market for mobile devices, leapt 7.3% on the news.
Mr Ballmer, who last month unveiled a restructuring to address the criticism, said in a statement: „There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time.
„We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.”
The world’s biggest software company has created a special committee to find a replacement. This committee includes Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Mr Ballmer, 57, succeeded Mr Gates in 2000. The two men met in 1973 while studying at Harvard University, and Mr Ballmer joined the company in 1980.
George Soros’ Top 10 New Stock Buys
November 15, 2013, 02:48:27 PM EDT By Holly LaFon, GuruFocus Microsoft ( MSFT )
Soros purchased 12,580,700 shares of Microsoft I the third quarter, representing 4.6% of his portfolio. The average share price in the third quarter was $33. Shares have gained 16% from the average.
Microsoft Corporation has a market cap of $315.65 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.81 with a P/E ratio of 14.00 and P/S ratio of 4.00. The dividend yield of Microsoft Corporation stocks is 2.40%. Microsoft Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 14.30% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Microsoft Corporation the business predictability rank of 3-star .
8 July 2016 – Goldman Sachs hires Barroso
Barroso had deeper ties to Goldman Sachs
Ex-president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, feels discriminated against by the EU. (Photo: European Commission) By ALEKSANDRA ERIKSSON
BRUSSELS, 26. SEP 2016, 11:15
Jose Manuel Barroso had closer contact with Goldman Sachs during his tenure as European Commission chief than he has previously admitted, according to Portuguese media.
Correspondence obtained by Portuguese daily Publico under a freedom of information request suggests that Barroso, who took a job with the US bank earlier this year, held unregistered meetings with Goldman’s top people.
In one email dated 30 September 2013, Goldman boss Lloyd Blankfein thanked Barroso for their “productive discussions” and said the bank’s senior partners were delighted about their “extremely fruitful meetings”.
Publico reported that Goldman executives were happy to suggest “on a confidential basis” changes to EU policies, which Barroso’s cabinet read “with great interest”.
The newspaper also found that one of Barroso’s advisers was “unfavourable” to putting down in the commission’s records meetings between his boss and the bank.
Filing meetings between EU top officials and interest representatives was not mandatory at the time, so Barroso’s meetings were registered only when his cabinet deemed it suitable.
Barroso told Publico in a written statement he kept in touch with major banks as part of his job as president of the EU executive in a time of financial crisis.
“This was not only to understand the market sentiment, but also to pass clear messages on the position of the Commission and the European Union,” he wrote.
“As a Portuguese and European citizen I do not accept being limited in my rights. I have done everything transparently, scrupulously following the rules.”
At an event in Cascais near Lisbon, the former Portuguese prime minister said: „Why would I not have the right to work where I choose, if it is a legal entity, obviously, not a drug cartel?”
1 NOVEMBER 2016 – The ruling, published on the commission’s website on Monday (31 October), also stated that Barroso lacked judgement by associating the EU with the ”negative image of financial greed” symbolised by the US investment bank, which played a role in triggering both the 2007 global financial crisis and the Greek debt crisis, ongoing since 2009.
14 February 2017 – Soros Fund Management, the firm that invests the personal fortune of billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros, took a handful of
new positions in financial stocks during the fourth quarter as the sector was buoyed by Donald Trump’s presidential victory.
The New York-based firm disclosed a $14.9m position in Goldman Sachs and made a new bet on Bank of America worth $3.9m. One of its biggest buys during the last three months of 2016 was a call option on the S&P Select Sector SPDR Fund – Financial Sector worth $72.6 million.
26 Septembrie 2016 – Politico aduce la cunoștința publică că Barroso întreținea în secret (discret) relații extra instituționale cu Goldman Sachs în timpul mandatului acestuia de Președinte al Comisiei UE (2004 – 2014)
„În perioada 2007 – 2015, Ghiţă Sebastian a solicitat tuturor reprezentanţilor firmelor mari din IT să achite procente de minimum 10% ca să intervină […] la diverse instituţii ale statului cu ajutorul fostului premier al României Victor Ponta, sau al foştilor miniştri Valeriu Tabără (Ministerul Agriculturii), Zsolt Nagy şi Valerian Vreme (Comunicaţii şi Societăţi Informaţionale), Eugen Nicolaescu (Sănătate), dar şi pe lângă alţi înalţi funcţionari, directori din CNAS, sau din Agenţia de Plăţi şi Intervenţie pentru Agricultură (APIA).” Martor în dosarul nr. 5 al lui Sebastian Ghiță