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National Grid Transco Faces Allegations of Bribery : Corruption Case

In July 2003 it was reported that the UK Department of Trade and Industry was investigating a complaint against National Grid Transco under the UK's new anti-corruption laws brought in as a result of the OECD Anti-bribery Convention.

The power company was accused of improperly profiting from its investment in Zambia's Copperbelt Energy, a former state company which was privatised by the African country in controversial circumstances in 1997.

National Grid strongly denies any wrongdoing.

The following lists all references contained in our database that are relevant to this briefing
The Observer [7/20/2003] 'National Grid faces corruption inquiry' by Conal Walsh:,6903,1001509,00.html?81%3A+Observer+business [Source ID = 8026]


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