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UAE reviews progress in efforts to combat money laundering

The UAE has been working closely with FATF to ensure the nation's legal, regulatory and operational standards not only meet global standards for safeguarding the financial system, but are also sustainable over the long term. The UAE continues to take its role in protecting the integrity...
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Kenya: FRC eyes dirty cash hidden by lawyers in amendment

The anti-money laundering watchdog has asked MPs to pass proposed changes to the law compelling advocates to disclose suspicious financial dealings of clients to help keep Kenya off the list of high-risk countries. The watchdog is making a second stab to include lawyers...
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HSBC discovery of a ML network

HSBC discovered a suspected money laundering network that received $4.2bn (£3bn) worth of payments, it has emerged, raising questions over whether it disclosed the information to US monitors who at the time...
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Swiss prosecutors drop Russian ML inquiry

The OAG said it was dropping its inquiry into whether Russian officials defrauded tax authorities and laundered the proceeds through Swiss banks, as alleged by businessman Bill Browder's investment fund Hermitage Capital...
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on spyware

Revelations regarding the apparent widespread use of the Pegasus software to spy on journalists, human rights defenders, politicians and others in a variety of countries are extremely alarming
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Organised crime crackdown

U.S. and Australian authorities hacked into an app used by criminals to read millions of encrypted messages, leading to hundreds of arrests of suspected organised crime...

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Irish Anti-corruption bodies

More state bodies will be given power to eavesdrop on private conversations while investigating corruption and white-collar crime...
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EPPO launched its operations

EPPO's task is to better protect the EU's financial interests by fighting cross-border VAT fraud, money laundering...
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Cyprus anti-corruption bill

MPs give government 2 weeks to adapt anti-corruption bill. The report stresses the need for a code of conduct for members of parliament to be adopted to prevent various forms of corruption, and to address issues such as conflict of interest and lobbying.
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China US sanctions

China Slaps Sanctions On 28 Trump Administration Officials, Including Mike Pompeo. The sanctions prohibit those individuals and their immediate family members from entering mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao. They are also restricted from doing business with China, as are any companies or institutions associated with them.
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