The Democratic Republic of the Congo launches an investigation into allegations of money laundering at the state-owned mining company Gécamines, relating to a €200 million loan by the sanctioned Fleurette Group.
German universal bank Degussa Bank is put up for sale as parent company M. M. Warburg raises funds to pay off fines and debts incurred from its participation in Germany's biggest post-war fraud scheme. The Bank is valued between €200-400 million.
Apple Inc. is fined €25 million by French regulatory agency General Directorate of Competition, Consumption & Repression of Frauds for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models. The fine amounts to less than 0.003% of Apple Inc.'s current worth.
German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze says the €54 billion climate plan approved by the German cabinet on Friday enables her country to join the Powering Past Coal Alliance. Germany expects to transition away from coal by 2038.
Former Congolese Vice President and warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba, sentenced last year by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to 18 years in prison for war crimes, is given an additional 12 months and fined 300,000 euros for bribing witnesses during an earlier ICC trial. The court also handed jail terms and fines for alleged interference in his trial to members of his legal team.