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FinCEN/BIS joint alert on Russian & Belarusian export control

FinCEN/BIS is urging FIs to be vigilant against efforts to evade BIS export controls implemented in connection with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. By identifying and reporting suspicious activity indicative of such behavior, FIs contribute to U.S. and international efforts...
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FATF removes Malta from grey list and adds Gibraltar

FATF congratulated Malta for the significant progress it has made in addressing the strategic AML/CFT deficiencies previously identified by the FATF and included in its action plan. Malta will no longer be subject to the FATF’s increased monitoring process....
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IMF conference on fight against corruption

The IMF is dedicating resources to capacity building in anti-corruption and rule of law. Training programs include anticorruption legal and organizational frameworks, establishing functional systems for asset declarations, addressing conflict of interest, and enhancing judicial...
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TI on Bhutan Anti-Corruption Commission

TI conducts second assessment of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bhutan to measure progress since the pilot assessment in 2015. The Report  serves as a guide for both the Anti-Corruption Commission and other interested parties to strengthen and expand the impact...

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TI New Zealand report on corruption & ML

TI New Zealand report on corruption and ML in the pacific region. Corruption in AML institutions, e.g., in financial regulators and policy makers, may hinder the actual implementation and enforcement of AML laws...
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SEC Charges Stericycle with Bribery Schemes in Latin America

The SEC’s order finds that Stericycle, a leading provider of medical waste and other services in 16 countries worldwide, paid millions of dollars in bribes to obtain and maintain business from government customers in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina from at least 2012 to 2016...
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Afrobarometer on level of trust and corruption

Afrobarometer examines levels of trust and tolerance in African countries and how these impact corruption. Analysts study social bonds and social divisions precisely because they believe that societies that are more cohesive, i.e. that have stronger, more positive relationships...
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Probe of Ericsson’s 5G contract in Malaysia

A Malaysian opposition lawmaker called on the country’s anti-corruption agencies to probe a $2.6 billion government contract with the multinational telecom giant Ericsson following allegations of possible financing of terrorism in Iraq and wide-scale corruption...
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China sets up a ‘Blacklist’ targeting bribers

Chinese courts will more strictly punish bribe-givers together with those who accept bribes, and set up a "blacklist" for those who offer bribes. Giving bribes is a main source of corruption, "but some judicial departments in some areas just pay attention to those accepting..
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