International news & developments - June 2017

Written by Simone Jones on Friday June 30, 2017

UK Region

HM Treasury publishes The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017

NCA publishes 2017 analysis of serious and organised crime threats

JMLSG publishes revised guidance 

Human trafficking arrests made by NCA

Co-operative Bank no longer up for sale

PwC believe AI will make them no.1 for economic forecasting

Garcia report says England’s World Cup bid not squeaky clean

Transparency International looks at the use of Scottish Limited Partnerships in corruption and money laundering

FCA issues consultation on Fourth Money Laundering Directive and Fund Transfer Regulation Implementation

Global Witness look at how to stop dirty money coming into London properties


EMEA Region 

Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive enters into force

European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published final guidelines on AML and CFT

Mafia moves business to Germany

Germany fears huge losses in massive tax scandal

Germany eager to expand banking ties with Iran

Nigerian anti-corruption campaigner survives assassination attempt

Denmark to Raise Penalty for Money Laundering, Add Penalties for Failure to Report It

Europol issue Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2017


APAC Region

Australian vocational education and training centre dogged by ‘serious corruption’ 


US Region

DOJ Kleptocracy Initiative steps up 1MDB investigation

OFAC publishes updated FAQs on Cuba sanctions  

OFAC fines American Honda Finance Corporation for apparent violations of Cuban Assets Control Regulations


LATAM Region

Trump administration wants to extend Venezuela sanctions

Latin American and Caribbean Financial Institutions: Potential Impact Of The U.S. Elections

Q&A: De-risking correspondent banking – focusing on Latin America



Financial Action Task Force consults private sector stakeholders on Draft Guidance for Private Sector Information Sharing

FATF publishes outcomes of the Plenary meeting

UNODC publishes World Drug Report 2017 


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