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FATF-INTERPOL announces details of their second global roundtable

Over 200 law enforcement, prosecutors, asset recovery, policy and regulatory experts, from both the public and private sectors, attended the two-day FATF-INTERPOL Roundtable Engagement (FIRE 2) to discuss asset recovery issues and practical solutions to deprive criminals of their illicit assets and contribute to a safer society.
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FCA launches review of treatment of Politically Exposed Persons

The review will assess how firms are adhering to the AML legislation and FCA guidance to conduct proportionate and risk based due diligence on their clients. This review is being conducted in compliance with Section 78 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2023.
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UNODC releases report examining the Hawala service, sometimes referred to as the “underground banking” or “alternative remittance system”

Drug traffickers, migrant smugglers, and other criminal actors capitalize on characteristics of the system to transfer illicit funds and store proceeds from illegal activities. The report finds that hawaladars (individuals who operate Hawala services) often don't scrutinise the source of funds or the purpose of transactions, making it an attractive option for those engaged in illegal activities.
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Europol releases first flagship report of the Economic and Financial Crime Centre: ‘The Other Side of the Coin: An Analysis of Financial and Economic Crime’ 

The report shines a bright light on the multi-billion euro criminal economy, providing an in-depth assessment of the threat posed by financial and economic crimes at the EU level...  

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UN Sanctions List updated

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UNODC publishes report on Methamphetamine trafficking in and around Afghanistan

Finds that evidence of a twelvefold increase in seizures of the methamphetamine in five years from 2.5 tons in 2017 to 29.7 tons in 2021, amid the drug ban introduced by the Taliban targeting heroin trade.
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OECD publishes general tax report to G20 leaders

This report sets out the latest developments in international tax reform since November 2022.
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FSB and IMF outline comprehensive approach to identify and respond to macroeconomic and financial stability risks associated with crypto-assets

Paper describes how the policy and regulatory frameworks for crypto-assets developed by the IMF and the FSB (alongside standard-setting bodies) fit together and interact with each other.
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IMF and FSB coordinate a Synthesis Paper: Policies for Crypto-Assets

A joint synthesis paper prepared by IMF and FSB has advanced policy and regulatory recommendations to identify and respond to macroeconomic and financial stability risks associated with crypto-assets...    
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FCA sets expectations ahead of incoming crypto marketing rules

Crypto services are set to be categorized under the country’s high-risk investments category for marketing materials from October 8, meaning all platforms globally will need to display clear risk warnings to UK customers and have any public promotions approved...
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FCA Speech on risks calibration, system and controls, and outsourcing to a third party

Sarah Pritchard, FCA Executive Director of Markets and International, delivered a speech to the Financial Crime Summit 2023 entitled Calibrating controls to build confident markets, which is key to understanding the FCA’s AML focus and priorities and re-iterated a number...  
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The UAE launches AML/CTF website

The step represents UAE Executive Office AML/CTF’s commitment to transparency, information dissemination, and collaboration in the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism, and demonstrates the efforts made by the UAE in the area of AML/CFT...
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