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Vol 53 No 23

Published 16th November 2012

Opacity for all

In August, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission published its 236-page guide to the operation of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which governs transparency for extractive companies and other matters. The American Petroleum Institute (API) and other pro-business lobbies, including the National Foreign Trade Centre and the US Chamber of Commerce, launched a law suit against the SEC in mid-October.

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