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OECD/G20 inclusive framework on BEPS 2020

OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS releases 2020 peer review assessments of 131 jurisdictions on the exchange of tax rulings information. The framework focuses on 5 key elements: i) information gathering...
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MONEYVAL AML/CTF report for Cyprus

The report outlines a range of legislative and regulatory measures taken by Cypriot authorities concerning risk assessments and monitoring of its Non-Profit Organisation sector and correspondent banking...
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APG report on the financing & facilitation of FTFs

The report examines what is known and unknown regarding financial profiles of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) connected to Southeast Asia and explores the collection and utilization of financial intelligence related to FTFs in the region...
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HMT Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Reg 2019

The policy intention is that sanctions remain in place to further the prevention of terrorism, in the UK or elsewhere, and in the interests of national security, and comply with relevant UN obligations under UNSCR 1373...
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HKMA discussion paper on crypto-assets & stablecoins

While crypto-assets have not yet posed material risks to financial stability, it may not be the case for very long as there is increasing linkage of such assets with traditional financial system which poses greater risks if the asset class continues to develop at pace...
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EBA’s feedback to EC proposals on preventing ML/TF

The EBF maintains that it is key to develop an intelligence-led approach to effectively mitigate money laundering risks and detect financial crime. However, the package does not address some fundamental dimensions of information...
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EBA de-risking & ineffective mgmt of ML/TF risks

EBA’s findings suggest that de-risking has a detrimental impact on the achievement of EU’s objectives, in particular in relation to fighting financial crime effectively & promoting financial inclusion, competition and stability...
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HMT publishes AML/CTF Supervision Report 2019-20

The report fulfils the Treasury’s obligation under the MLRs to ask all designated AML/CTF supervisors to provide information on their supervisory activity and publish a consolidated review of this information...
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EBA central database on AML/CFT in the EU

The RTS on a central database on (AML/CFT) in the EU specify the definition and the materiality of weaknesses identified by competent authorities, the type of information collected, and how such information will be communicated to the EBA...
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MONEYVAL holds 62nd Plenary Meeting

The meeting underlined MONEYVAL’s role as a specialised Council of Europe monitoring body and as a key partner in the global network in the area of AML and combating the financing of terrorism. The Committee adopted the Typologies research report “AML/CFT supervision in times of crisis and challenging external factors” and launched...
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EC rules to end most forms of ivory trade in the EU

EU Commission takes further steps aimed at effectively banning most forms of EU trade in ivory, as announced in the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. The adopted new measures reaffirm and deliver on the EU's commitment to take further action against elephant poaching and ivory trafficking globally...
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EBA strengthens AML/CFT supervision in the EU

The Guidelines set out the steps supervisors should take to ensure adequate AML/CFT oversight of their sector and support the adoption, by credit and financial institutions, of effective ML/TF risk management policies and procedures.  The EBA decided to update...
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