Taiwan to toughen anti-money laundering law after US fine

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Taiwan to toughen anti-money laundering law after US fine

TAIPEI: Taiwan moved Thursday (Aug 25) to toughen its anti-money laundering law after US authorities fined a local bank linked to the so-called Panama Papers scandal.

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Strategies to keep out dirty money discussed

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Central bank officials met yesterday with representatives from the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) to discuss strategies on how to deal with the high risk of money laundering and financial terrorism in the country.

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Philippine ex-bank manager out on bail in case linked to cyber heist

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Philippine ex-bank manager out on bail in case linked to cyber heist

A Philippine court on Thursday released on bail a former branch manager of a Manila bank in a perjury case linked to the world's largest known cyber bank heist, police said.

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Cambodia stuck on money laundering blacklist

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Cambodia stuck on money laundering blacklist

Cambodia has been listed as the highest-risk nation in ASEAN, and ranks sixth globally, for its susceptibility to money laundering and terrorism financing in a recently released global index that charts the vulnerability of 149 nations.

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Nigerian behind $60 mn online fraud network arrested: Interpol

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Nigerian behind $60 mn online fraud network arrested: Interpol

A Nigerian behind an online fraud network which engineered scams worth more than $60 million (54 million euros) has been arrested in southern oil city of Port Harcourt, Interpol said on Monday.

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Swiss private bank Falcon says cooperating with Singapore in 1MDB probe

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Swiss private bank Falcon is cooperating with Singaporean investigators who are looking into banks' ties to scandal-hit Malaysian state fund 1MDB, it said on Thursday.

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Swiss watchdog suspects lax bank controls related to 1MDB

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Swiss watchdog suspects lax bank controls related to 1MDB

Switzerland's FINMA financial watchdog suspects banks being probed about ties to scandal-hit Malaysian state fund 1MDB had lax money-laundering controls, it said on Thursday, but declined to give any details about four open investigations.

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Singapore seizes assets, to take action against major banks in 1MDB probe

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Singapore seizes assets, to take action against major banks in 1MDB probe

Singapore widened a crackdown on alleged money laundering in a probe tied to scandal-hit Malaysian state fund 1MDB, seizing assets and announcing it will take action against some of the biggest banks based in the city-state

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UBS, DBS, Falcon face Singapore scrutiny over 1MDB transactions: sources

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UBS, DBS, Falcon face Singapore scrutiny over 1MDB transactions: sources

Singapore's central bank is scrutinizing several banks, including UBS and DBS Group Holdings, to see if they broke anti-money laundering rules in handling transactions linked to scandal-hit Malaysian state fund 1MDB, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

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New Zealand tightens trust laws after Panama Papers

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New Zealand announced on Wednesday it was tightening rules surrounding foreign trusts after numerous documents in the Panama Papers leak referenced the South Pacific nation.

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Megaupload coming back? Founder Kim Dotcom plans a relaunch in 2017

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Megaupload coming back? Founder Kim Dotcom plans a relaunch in 2017

Flamboyant German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is planning to relaunch file-sharing website Megaupload in January 2017, five years after the U.S. government took down the site accusing it of piracy.

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Three dead, dozens injured in Mexico protest

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Three dead, dozens injured in Mexico protest

At least three people were killed and dozens injured when police clashed with thousands of teachers blocking roads in a protest in southern Mexico on Sunday, leaving some officers with bullet wounds.

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Seven decapitated bodies found on home turf of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'

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Seven decapitated bodies found on home turf of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'

MEXICO CITY, June 17 -- The decapitated bodies of seven men were found in Mexico's western Sinaloa state, near the heart of jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's old home turf, a state law enforcement official said on Friday.

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3 Vietnamese rescued as UK cracks down on modern slavery: report

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3 Vietnamese rescued as UK cracks down on modern slavery: report

Police in the UK have rescued three Vietnamese during a week-long operation against labor exploitation across Europe.

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U.S. takes more steps to block North Korea's access to financial system

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U.S. takes more steps to block North Korea's access to financial system

The United States on Wednesday declared North Korea a "primary money laundering concern," and moved to further block its ability to use the U.S. and world financial systems to fund its weapons programs.

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