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Reports / Website Updates


24 May 2016  -  Moneyval publishes latest Mutual Evaluation report for Jersey

Read Key Findings      (Recommendation scoring available in Members area)

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17 May 2016
 -  OECD Report:  Sport, Corruption and Responsible Business Conduct

Read Report

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10 May 2016  -  ICIJ releases Panama Papers database

Access Database

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6 May 2016  -  IMF Report  -  Montenegro : Financial System Stability Assessment  -  includes
information on money laundering issues

Read Extract and access full Report

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29 April 2016  -  FATF:  An effective system to combat money laundering and terrorist financing

Read More

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24 April 2016  -  IMF Report  -  Pakistan : Tenth Review Under the Extended Arrangement
and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria  -  includes information on anti-money
laundering matters

Read Extract and access full Report

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22 April 2016  -  OECD Report:  Illicit Trade - Converging Criminal Networks (the report eport
assesses the magnitude, flows and drivers of illicit trade and the illegal economy including:
narcotics, human trafficking, wildlife, sports betting, counterfeit medicines, alcohol and tobacco)

Read Report

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15 April 2016  -  Nigeria : 2016 Article IV Consultation  -  includes information on money
laundering issues

Read Extract and access full report

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5 April 2016  -  The Panama Papers - more than 11.5 million financial and legal records leaked
from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca’s files

Read more at The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists website

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1 April 2016  -  FATF Mutual Evaluation Report published for Armenia

Read Key Findings

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25 March 2016  -  US Department of State publish Country Narcotics Reports

Reports available in Enhanced Country Reports

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21 March 2016  -  US Department of State publish Money Laundering Reports for countries
deemed to be of Primary Concern with regard to Money Laundering

Go to Country Pages to view or, for more detailed reports, go to
Enhanced Country Reports

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19 March 2016  -  The U.S. Department Of The Treasury announce significant amendments to
the
Cuba sanctions regulations

Read More - further information in Enhanced Country Reports

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13 March 2016  -  OECD Report:  Fighting the Crime of Foreign Bribery

Read Report (pdf file)

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10 March 2016  -  OECD Report:  Terrorism, Corruption and the Criminal Exploitation of
Natural Resources

Read Report (pdf file)

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29 February 2016  -  IMF Report: Afghanistan: 2015 Article IV Consultation and First Review
Under the Staff-Monitored Program (includes information on AML and corruption issues)

Read Extract and access full report

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24 February 2016  -  FATF Report:  Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach for Money or Value
Transfer Services

Read More

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21 February 2016  -  Outcomes of the Plenary meeting of the FATF held in Paris, 17-19
February 2016

FATF calls on its members and other jurisdictions to apply counter-measures to protect the
international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering and
terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks emanating from the jurisdictions of: -

Iran  and  Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

FATF identifies a number of jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which
they have developed an action plan with the FATF. While the situations differ among each
jurisdiction, each jurisdiction has provided a written high-level political commitment to address
the identified deficiencies.  The jurisdictions are: -

Afghanistan  Bosnia & Herzegovina  Guyana  Iraq  Laos  Myanmar  Papua New Guinea  
Syria  Uganda  Vanuatu  and Yemen  

Algeria, Angola and Panama are no longer subject to FATF’s monitoring process under its
on-going global AML/CFT compliance process

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20 February 2016  -  FATF issue statement on Brazil’s continued failure to address the
serious deficiencies identified in its mutual evaluation reports

Read Statement

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18 February 2016  -  FATF Fourth Round Mutual Evaluation Report released for Italy

View Recommendation scores and read Key Findings

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11 February 2016  -  MONEYVAL release latest follow up Mutual Evaluation report for Guernsey

Read Key Findings

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30 January 2016  -  Transparency International Corruption Perception Index published for
2015. All country reports updated with scores

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29 January 2016  -  World Governance Indicators for 2015 updated in Country Ratings
Spreadsheet.

View Country Ratings Table

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22 January 2016  -  Latest GAFISUD Mutual Evaluation published for Costa Rica. Go to Costa
Rica page to view Ratings scorings. Further information available in Members area.

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18 January 2016  -  UN, USA and EU relax financial sanctions on Iran

Read More

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14 January 2016  -  First GAFISUD Mutual Evaluation Report published for Cuba. Go to Cuba
Country page to read key findings and money laundering risks. Further information available in
Members area.

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4 January 2016  -  Transparency International:  Newly proposed SEC rules should make US
listed extractive companies more transparent

Read More

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31 December 2015  -  OECD: Corporate Governance and Business Integrity: A Stocktaking of
Corporate Practices

Read More

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21 December 2015  -  OECD:  Mongolia should make combating nepotism and political
corruption a priority

Read More

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13 December 2015  -  Caribbean FATF identify significant deficiencies in Suriname's regime to
combat money laundering and terrorist financing

Read Statement

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6 December 2015  -  FATF Report: Money Laundering Through the Physical Transportation of
Cash

Read Report

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2 December 2015  -  Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug
Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2016

Read Statement

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26 November 2015  -  Guidance on AML/CFT-related data and statistics

Read Guidance

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20 November 2015  -  Terrorist Financing: FATF Report to G20 Leaders - actions being taken
by the FATF

Read Report

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16 November 2015  -  Center for Global Development:  Unintended Consequences of Anti–
Money Laundering Policies for Poor Countries

Read Report

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15 November 2015  -  Center on Law and Organization:  Global Surveillance of Dirty Money:
Assessing Assessments of Regimes to Control Money-Laundering and combat the Financing of
Terrorism

Read Report

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10 November 2015  -  OECD:  Data on enforcement of the Anti-Bribery Convention

Read more and access data

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3 November 2015  -  The APG remains concerned about the serious deficiencies in Vanuatu’s
anti‐money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) system

Read Public Statement

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31 October 2015  -  Mutual Evaluation reports published for Ethiopia, Samoa, Sri Lanka and
Vanuatu. Go to Country pages to read Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing risks.

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25 October 2015  -  Outcomes of the Plenary meeting of the FATF, Paris, 21-23 October
2015.  

FATF calls on its members and other jurisdictions to apply counter-measures to protect the
international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering and
terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks emanating from the jurisdictions of: -

Iran  and  Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

Myanmar has been identified as not having made sufficient progress in addressing deficiencies
or has not committed to an action plan developed with the FATF to address the deficiencies.

Algeria has been removed from the list of jurisdictions that have been identified as not having
made sufficient progress in addressing deficiencies and placed on the list of those countries
that have developed an action plan with the FATF.

FATF is not yet satisfied that
Laos has made sufficient progress on its action plan agreed upon
with the FATF.

FATF identifies a number of jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which
they have developed an action plan with the FATF. While the situations differ among each
jurisdiction, each jurisdiction has provided a written high-level political commitment to address
the identified deficiencies.  The jurisdictions are: -

Afghanistan   Algeria  Angola  Bosnia & Herzegovina  Guyana  Iraq  Laos   Panama   
Papua New Guinea  Syria   Uganda  and Yemen  

Ecuador and Sudan are no longer subject to FATF’s monitoring process under its on-going
global AML/CFT compliance process

Other Issues

Terrorist financing, which remains the top priority for the FATF, including:

-        
Revising the Interpretive Note to Recommendation 5 to address the foreign terrorist
fighters threat
-        Adopting a report identifying emerging terrorist financing risks
-        Approving a report to G20 leaders on action taken by FATF

A statement on FATF action regarding de-risking

Expansion of the FATF global network - Recognising the Task Force on Money-Laundering in
Central Africa (GABAC) as an FATF–Style Regional Body   

Adoption of the following documents:

-        
Money Laundering through the Physical Transportation of Cash
-        Guidance on Data and Statistics
-        Guidance on the Risk-Based approach for Effective Supervision and Enforcement by
AML/CFT Supervisors of the Financial Sector and Law Enforcement

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19 October 2015  -  MONEYVAL adopt resolution to evaluate measures against money
laundering and terrorist financing in
Gibraltar

Read More

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15 October 2015  -  OECD Report:  Corruption and the smuggling of refugees

Read Report

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9 October 2015  -  EU impose restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi
providing for travel restrictions and the freezing of funds and economic resources of certain
persons, entities or bodies responsible for undermining democracy or obstructing the search
for a political solution in Burundi

Read More

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2 October 2015  -  IMF Report:  Iraq:  2015 Article IV Consultation -  includes information on
aml and corruption issues

Read extract and access full report

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28 September 2015  -  Moneyval has lifted its Public Statement relating to Bosnia &
Herzegovina following key amendments to the Criminal Code addressing outstanding
shortcomings in relation to the money laundering offence and the confiscation regime

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25 September 2015  -  Mutual Evaluation Report for Malaysia released

For Key Findings and FATF Recommendation scores go to our membership area

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18 September 2015  -  OECD launches report on greater co-operation and information sharing
between government agencies to counter financial crimes

Read More

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12 September 2015  -  IMF Report:  Panama: 2015 Article IV Consultation  -  includes
information on aml issues

Read Extract and access full report

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10 September 2015  -  IMF Report:  Samoa: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Financial
System Stability Assessment  -  includes information on aml issues

Read Extract and access full report

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31 August 2015  -  IMF Report:  Mali: Technical Assistance Report - Anti-Corruption and Anti-
Money Laundering

Read Extract and access full report  

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27 August 2015  -  Panama: IMF Report - 2015 Article IV Consultation -  includes information
on money laundering issues

Read Extract and access full report

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18 August 2015  -  US State Department publish money laundering reports for countries of
concern and monitored countries. These have now been included in our country reports. Our
enhanced reports also include the updated country reports on terrorism

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9 August 2015  -  OECD encouraged by Israel’s recent investigative activity, but remains
seriously concerned with overall efforts to enforce foreign bribery laws

Read More and access full report

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31 July 2015  -  Moneyval:  Activity Report for 2014

Read report

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22 July 2015  -  FATF Report:  Money laundering and terrorist financing risks and vulnerabilities
associated with gold

Read report

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18 July 2015  -  IMF Report:  United States: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Anti-
Money Laundering And Combating The Financing Of Terrorism (Aml/Cft) -  information on aml
issues including transparency and beneficial ownership of U.S. legal persons and arrangements

Read Extract

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11 July 2015  -  The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued regulations to implement
the
Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 (Public Law 113–278)
and Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015 (“Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of
Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela”)

Read More

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6 July 2015  -  The mutual evaluation report on the 4th assessment visit in Montenegro is
now available. Key Findings and Recommendation scores available in our membership area.

Read More

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28 June 2015  -   Outcomes of the Plenary meeting of the FATF, Brisbane, 24-26 June 2015.  

FATF calls on its members and other jurisdictions to apply counter-measures to protect the
international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering and
terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks emanating from the jurisdictions of: -

Iran  and  Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

The following jurisdictions have been identified as not having made sufficient progress in
addressing deficiencies or have not committed to an action plan developed with the FATF to
address the deficiencies. FATF calls on its members to consider the risks arising from the
deficiencies associated with: -

Algeria   Myanmar  

Ecuador has been removed from the list of jurisdictions that have been identified as not
having made sufficient progress in addressing deficiencies and placed on the list of those
countries that have developed an action plan with the FATF.

FATF is not yet satisfied that
Iraq has made sufficient progress on its action plan agreed upon
with the FATF.

FATF identifies a number of jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which
they have developed an action plan with the FATF. While the situations differ among each
jurisdiction, each jurisdiction has provided a written high-level political commitment to address
the identified deficiencies.  The jurisdictions are: -

Afghanistan   Angola  Bosnia & Herzegovina  Ecuador   Guyana  Iraq  Laos   Panama   
Papua New Guinea   Sudan   Syria   Uganda  and Yemen  

Indonesia is no longer subject to FATF’s monitoring process under its on-going global
AML/CFT compliance process

Other Outcomes

-  Issuing a statement and set out a future work plan on "de-risking".
-  Welcoming the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as an observer to the FATF.

Adopting and publishing:

-  
Revised best practices on combating the abuse of non-profit organisations
(Recommendation 8)
-  Guidance for a risk-based approach to virtual currencies
-  Typologies report on the money laundering / terrorist financing risks and vulnerabilities
associated with gold
-  Indicating its support for a proposal from the Republic of Korea to establish an AML/CFT
training and research institute in Korea.


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21 June 2015  -  FATF Plenary to meet in Brisbane on 21-26 June 2015

Read Agenda

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18 June 2015  -  EU Member States assess how countries and territories around the world
apply standards of tax good governance

Read More and view findings

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14 June 2015  -  Caribbean Financial Action Task Force acknowledges the significant progress
made by Belize in improving its AML/CFT regime and
Belize is therefore no longer subject to
the CFATF ICRG monitoring process

Read More

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10 June 2015  -  Corruption and human rights violations in Venezuela

Read More (Transparency International)

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5 June 2015  -  OECD:  Strengthening the international community’s fight against offshore tax
evasion: Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia and New Zealand join multilateral
agreement to automatically exchange information

Read More

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31 May 2015  -  IMF Country Report: Jordan: Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement
includes information on aml issues

Read Extract and access report

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25 May 2015  -  OFAC publishes FAQs relating to Ukraine /Russia related Sanctions

Read FAQs

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21 May 2015  -  IMF Report  -  Republic Of Latvia  2015 Article IV Consultation includes
information on aml issues

Read Extract and access report

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17 May 2015 - IMF Country Report: Nigeria: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report
includes information on aml issues

Read Extract and access report

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15 May 2015  - IMF Report  -  Malawi Fifth And Sixth Reviews Under The Extended
Credit Facility Arrangement - includes information on aml issues and the Cashgate
scandal

Read Extract and access report

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10 May 2015  -  OECD - Ukraine must enforce its new anti-corruption strategy and
legislation

Read Key Findings and access full report

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6 May 2015  -  The mutual evaluation report on the 4th assessment visit by Moneyval
in
Azerbaijan is now available

Read Key Findings

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4 May 2015  -  IMF Report - Pakistan: Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement
and Modification of Performance Criteria - includes information on aml issues

Read Extract and access full report

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1 May 2015  -  FATF:  Belgium’s regime for combatting money laundering and terrorist
financing is well established; however, certain elements are not yet fully in line with
the 2012 FATF Recommendations

Read More and access full report

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25 April 2015  -  FATF:  Australia has a mature regime for combating money
laundering and terrorist financing, but certain key areas remain unaddressed

Read more and access Mutual Evaluation Report

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23 April 2015  -  Moneyval issues a revised public statement on Bosnia and
Herzegovina

Read Statement

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19 April 2015  -  OECD Report:  Kyrgyzstan must implement anti-corruption policies
and laws to reduce corruption

Read more

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15 April 2015  -  US to remove Cuba from U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism

Read More

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11 April 2015  -  OECD  -  Iceland’s Inter-Ministerial Steering Group Must Make Prompt
Progress in Fighting Foreign Bribery

Read More

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8 April 2015  -  IMF Report - United States: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed
Assessment of Observance on the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision  -  
includes information on aml issues

Read Extract and access full report

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5 April 2015  -  UNODC develops SHERLOC: an online knowledge management portal for
Sharing Electronic Resources and Laws on Crime and disseminating information on how States
implement the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC)

Read More and access SHERLOC

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29 March 2015  -  FATF: Dialogue with the Private Sector

Read More

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27 March 2015  -  US State Department Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Country
Reports for Major Money Laundering countries and Drug and Chemical Control Country
Reports published

Read Reports (Membership Area updated)

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26 March 2015  -  FATF: Consultation and Dialogue with Non-Profit Organisations

Read More

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21 March 2015  -  March 2015  - OECD: Greece should tackle not only domestic corruption
but also foreign bribery

Read More

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15 March 2015  -  IMF Report: Malaysia: 2014 Article IV Consultation  -  includes information
on aml issues

Read Extract and access full Report

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10 March 2015  -  The US has imposed sanctions blocking property and suspending entry of
certain persons contributing to the situation in
Venezuela

Read More

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9 March 2015  -  IMF Report: South Africa: Financial sector assessment program  -  
Anti-money laundering and combating the Financing of terrorism

Read Extract and access full report

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5 March 2015  -  New EMCDDA trendspotter study explores online supply of drugs

Read More

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28 February 2015  -   Outcomes of the Plenary meeting of the FATF, Paris, 25-27 February
2015.  The main issues dealt with by this Plenary were: -   

FATF calls on its members and other jurisdictions to apply counter-measures to protect the
international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering and
terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks emanating from the jurisdictions of: -

Iran  and  Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

The following jurisdictions have been identified as not having made sufficient
progress in addressing deficiencies or have not committed to an action plan developed
with the FATF to address the deficiencies. FATF calls on its members to consider the
risks arising from the deficiencies associated with: -

Algeria   Ecuador   Myanmar  

FATF is not yet satisfied that
Uganda has made sufficient progress on its action plan
agreed upon with the FATF.

FATF identifies a number of jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies
for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF. While the situations
differ among each jurisdiction, each jurisdiction has provided a written high-level
political commitment to address the identified deficiencies.  The jurisdictions are: -

Afghanistan   Angola   Guyana   Indonesia  Iraq   Laos   Panama   Papua New Guinea   
Sudan   Syria  and Yemen  

Albania  Cambodia  Kuwait  Namibia  Nicaragua  Pakistan  and  Zimbabwe are no
longer subject to FATF’s monitoring process under its on-going global AML/CFT
compliance process


Other Outcomes

-  Increasing collaboration between FATF and the Egmont Group of Financial
Intelligence Units, including a briefing by the Chair of the Egmont Group on recent
developments in financial intelligence units.

-  Reviewing the voluntary tax compliance programmes in several jurisdictions.

-  Continuing its work on the issue of ‘de-risking’, in line with the effective
implementation of a risk-based approach.

-  Building on the 2014 report on virtual currencies, the FATF wants to progress this
issue for a decision at the June 2015 Plenary.

Read More

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27 February 2015  -  FATF Action on Terrorist Finance

Read More

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27 February 2015  -  Financing of the Terrorist Organisation Islamic State in Iraq and
the Levant

Read More

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20 February 2015  -  The Dark Horse, The Paper Tiger and Chicken Little: Lessons
from the OECD Foreign Bribery Report

Read Report (pdf file)

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15 February 2015  -  IMF Report  -  Grenada: First Review Under the Extended Credit
Facility Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review - includes information on aml
issues

Read Extract and access full report

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10 February 2015  -  Information relating to the implementation of the OECD Anti-
Bribery Convention in France – Follow up on Phase 3 report

Read Summary of Findings and access full report

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6 February 2015  -  IMF Report  -  South Africa: Financial System Stability
Assessment  -  includes information on aml issues

Read Extract and access full report

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31 January 2015  -  OFAC  -  Publication of Ukraine-related general licenses

Read More

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26 January 2015  -  FinCEN Issues Quarterly Update of SAR Stats

Read Quarterly Update

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23 January 2015  -  Georgia: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed
Assessment of Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking
Supervision - Includes information on due diligence requirements and anti-money
laundering issues

Read Extract and access full report

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19 January 2015  -  Argentina seriously non-compliant with key articles of Anti-
Bribery Convention, says OECD

Read More

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16 January 2015  -  OFAC  - Publication of Updated Cuban Assets Control Regulations

Read FAQs relating to financial matters

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15 January 2015  -  IMF Report: Country Report No. 15/14: United Republic of
Tanzania: First Review Under the Policy Support Instrument - includes information on
FBME Bank, the largest bank in Tanzania, and FinCEN's finding that the bank is a
primary money laundering concern

Read Extract and access full report

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10 January 2015  -  IMF Report: Pakistan: Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the
Extended Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance
Criteria  -  includes information on anti-money laundering and CFT issues

Read Extract and access full report

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8 January 2015  -  Many countries are still not able to freeze terrorists’ assets effectively  -  
says FATF President Roger Wilkins

Read full speech

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3 January 2015  - US imposes further sanctions against North Korea, blocking certain entities
and persons in response to the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment

Read press release that includes names of blocked entities and persons

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29 December 2014  -  Norway:  Mutual Evaluation Report released (December 2014) -  using
the revised FATF 40 Recommendations adopted in 2012.

View Recommendation scores and comments (members only)

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28 December 2014  -  Moneyval Statement: Bosnia and Herzegovina need to address
AML/CFT deficiencies immediately and meaningfully.

Read Statement

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27 December 2014  -  IMF Report: Republic of Moldova: Second Post-Program Monitoring
Discussions  -  includes information on anti-money laundering issues

Read Extract and access full report

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20 December 2014  -  In view of the situation in Yemen, the EU imposed Council Regulation
(EU) No 1352/2014 concerning restrictive measures against natural or legal persons, entities
and bodies identified by the Sanctions Committee as engaging in or providing support for acts
that threaten the peace, security or stability of Yemen

Read Regulation

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16 December 2014  -  IMF Report:  Kuwait: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report  -  
includes information on anti-money laundering issues

Read Extract and access full report

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10 December 2014  -  Caribbean FATF Mutual Evaluation 7th Follow-up Report published for
Belize - major improvements in FATF Recommendation compliance ratings

View Recommendation scores and key findings (members only)

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9 December 2014  -  Spain  -  Mutual Evaluation Report released (December 2014) -  this is
the first comprehensive review of a country’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist
financing system to be completed using the revised FATF Recommendations adopted in 2012.

View Recommendation scores and comments (members only)

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8 December 2014  -  Transparency International Corruption Perception and World Governance
Control of Corruption Indicator scores have been updated in our Country Reports

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6 December 2014  -  Scale of international bribery laid bare by new OECD report

Read main findings and access full report

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1 December 2014  -  Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust  -  Implementing the OECD
Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying

Read Main Findings, Policy Guidelines and access full report

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27 November 2014  -  Turkey - The OECD Working Group on Bribery report on Turkey’s
implementation of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in
International Business Transactions and related instruments

Read Recommendations and access full report

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26 November 2014  -  Kazakhstan:  Summary of OECD report by the Istanbul Anti-
Corruption Action Plan (IAP)

Read Summary and access full report

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25 November 2014  -  Mutual Evaluation Report (assessment) relating to the implementation
of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing standards in
Estonia was undertaken
by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in 2014

Read Key Recommendations (Members only)

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22 November 2014  -  OECD Report: Phase 3 Report on implementing the OECD anti-bribery
convention in
Brazil

Read Key Recommendations and access full Report

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17 November 2014  -  IMF Report  -  Mexico: 2014 Article IV Consultation  -  includes
information on anti-money laundering issues

Read Extract and access full Report

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13 November 2014  -  US Presidential Determination - Major Drug Transit or Major
Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2015

See list and Read More

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11 November 2012  -  IMF Report  -  Switzerland: Detailed Assessment of Compliance
- Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Read Findings re CDD policies and processes and access full Report

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6 November 2014  -  Transparency International Report  -  The world’s biggest
companies disclose little or no financial details about their operations outside their
home country. Ninety of the 124 companies assessed do not disclose the taxes they
pay in foreign countries, while 54 disclose no information on their revenues in other
countries

Read Report

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4 November 2014  - APG issues public statement on Vanuatu on serious aml
deficiencies

Read Statement

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3 November 2014  -  Democratic Republic of the Congo: IMF Report: Financial System
Stability Assessment (October 2014) – includes information on aml issues  

Read Extract and access full report

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30 October 2014  -  Cyprus: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report - includes
information on aml issues

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28 October 2014  -  FATF publishes the following Guidance notes: -

Guidance on Transparency and Beneficial Ownership

Risk-Based Approach for the Banking Sector

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25 October 2014  -  Outcomes of the Plenary meeting of the FATF, Paris, 22-24
October 2014
– Under the Australian Presidency, the first FATF Plenary meeting of Plenary year
FATF-XXVI was held on 22-24 October 2014.  The main issues dealt with by this
Plenary were:   

FATF call on its members and other jurisdictions to apply counter-measures to protect
the international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering
and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks emanating from the jurisdictions of: -

Iran  and  Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

The following jurisdictions have been identified as not having made sufficient
progress in addressing deficiencies or have not committed to an action plan developed
with the FATF to address the deficiencies. FATF calls on its members to consider the
risks arising from the deficiencies associated with: -

Algeria   Ecuador   Indonesia   Myanmar  


FATF identifies a number of jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies
for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF. While the situations
differ among each jurisdiction, each jurisdiction has provided a written high-level
political commitment to address the identified deficiencies.  
Guyana  is added to these
jurisdictions. The jurisdictions are: -

Afghanistan   Albania   Angola   Cambodia   Guyana   Iraq   Kuwait   Laos   Namibia   
Nicaragua   Pakistan   Panama   Papua New Guinea   Sudan   Syria   Uganda   Yemen  
and  
Zimbabwe


Argentina   Cuba   Ethiopia   Tajikistan   and  Turkey  are no longer subject to FATF’s
monitoring process under its on-going global AML/CFT compliance process


Other Outcomes

Issuing a statement to clarify the risk-based approach in the light of the de-risking
phenomenon: ‘FATF clarifies risk-based approach: case-by-case, not wholesale de-
risking’

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Expressing concern with the financing generated by and provided to the terrorist
group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL):  'FATF action on the terrorist
group ISIL'

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Discussing the fourth round mutual evaluation reports on compliance with the FATF
Recommendations of Norway and Spain.

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Welcoming Japan’s important progress in its legislative actions, and encouraging
Japan to continue to address deficiencies, including through the adoption of relevant
bills.

Reviewing the voluntary tax compliance programmes in Argentina, Australia, France,
and Kyrgyzstan.

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24 October 2014  -  FATF:  Turkey has taken sufficient steps in addressing technical
compliance with the Core and Key Recommendations (FATF Recommendations) to be
removed from the follow-up process

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24 October 2014  -  FinCEN Issues Quarterly Update of SAR Stats

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22 October 2014  -  Summary of FATF and the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group
(ACWG) joint Experts’ Meeting on Corruption held on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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21 October 2014  -  IMF Report: Republic of Korea: Financial Sector Assessment
Program-Detailed Assessment of Compliance on the Basel Core Principles for Effective
Banking Supervision - includes information on anti-money laundering issues

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15 October 2014  -  IMF Report: Kazakhstan: Financial System Stability Assessment -
includes information on anti-money laundering issues

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13 October 2014  -  IMF Financial Operations 2014 Report

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8 October 2014  -  Global Financial Centres Index 15 published

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5 October 2014  -  IMF Report: Republic of the Congo: 2014 Article IV Consultation  
-  Improving transparency and governance in the natural resource sector remains a
major challenge

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29 September 2014  -  FinCEN Issues Guidance on Recognizing Activity that May be
Associated with Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking — Financial Red Flags

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25 September 2014  -  Public statement under Step 3 of MONEYVAL’s Compliance
Enhancing Procedures in respect of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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22 September 2014  -  IMF Report: Belize: 2014 Article IV Consultation - includes
statement on AML situation

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18 September 2014  -  Update on the Public Statement in Respect of the Republic of
Uganda issued by the ESAAMLG Council of Ministers

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17 September 2014  -  IMF Report:  Angola: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff
Report  -  includes information on aml and corruption issues

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14 September 2014  -  OECD:  Strategic perspective on the prevention, detection and
investigation of international tax crime

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