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Europol First Economic & Financial Crime Threat Assessment

The report is based on a combination of operational insights and strategic intelligence contributed to Europol by EU Member States and Europol’s partners. It analyses all financial and economic crimes affecting the EU, such as money laundering, corruption, fraud…

Europol publishes European Financial and Economic Crime Threat Assessment 2023

Using insights and case examples from Europol’s dedicated crime centre, this report analyses the threats posed by money laundering, criminal finances and corruption, and how they have evolved as a result of technological and geopolitical changes.

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.

APGML Mutual Evaluation Report on Nepal

This report provides a summary of the AML/CFT measures in place in Nepal as at the date of the on-site visit 5 to 16 December 2022.

OECD publishes general tax report to G20 leaders

This report sets out the latest developments in international tax reform since November 2022.

FinCEN issues alert on prevalent virtual currency investment scam commonly known as “pig butchering”

“Pig butchering” scams resemble the practice of fattening a hog before slaughter. Victims invest in supposedly legitimate virtual currency investment opportunities before they are conned out of their money.

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.

FCA sets expectations ahead of incoming crypto marketing rules

Tough new rules designed to make the marketing of cryptoasset products clearer and more accurate, and that ban incentives like ‘refer a friend’ bonuses, will come into force on 8 October.

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…

 

 

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…

 

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…

GRECO publishes second 5th round compliance report for the UK

The report focuses on prevention of corruption amongst Top Executive Functions of Govt and Law Enforcement Agencies in the UK. It  concludes that the UK has now implemented satisfactorily or dealt satisfactorily with 7 of the 12 recommendations; 4 remain partly…