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19 October 2014  -  We have introduced a paywall into our website. All visitors will continue to
have free access to the general areas of our website but access will be limited to seven free
views of the country summary pages each month. Members will continue to have unlimited
access to all of the Country summary pages, enhanced reports in pdf format, Country FATF
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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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9 September 2014  -  Transparency International Report:  Corruption and Cambodia’s
Governance System

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2 September 2014  -  Ukraine: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement  -  includes
information on anti-money laundering and corruption issues

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26 August 2014  -  IMF Report: Lebanon: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report - includes
information on anti-money laundering issues

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20 August 2014  - IMF Report:  Guinea: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement
Under the Extended Credit Facility

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17 August 2014  -  OFAC issued Revised Guidance for Sudan on Entities Owned by Persons
Whose Property and Interests in Property are Blocked

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12 August 2014  -  Transparency International: Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in
Guinea-Bissau, overview of corruption and anti-corruption in
Guinea-Bissau

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11 August 2014  -  Global Forum releases new compliance ratings on tax transparency for 10
jurisdictions

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7 August 2014  -  IMF Report:  Republic of Kazakhstan: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff
Report  -  includes information on anti-money laundering issues

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4 August 2014  -  Moneyval Mutual Evaluation updates for  Bosnia   Liechtenstein   
Macedonia   and   Monaco

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31 July 2014  -  Asia Pacific Group release 2014 Yearly Typologies Report. AML Trending
information published in our reports for
 Brunei   Cook Islands   Fiji   Hong Kong   India   
Indonesia   Macau   Malaysia   New Zealand   and   Thailand  

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28 July 2014  -  Financial flows linked to the production and trafficking of Afghan opiates

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23 July 2014  -  OECD releases full version of global standard for automatic exchange of
information

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21 July 2014  -  FinCEN Releases First Issue of SAR Stats

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16 July 2014  -  KnowYourCountry Limited has achieved ISO 9001 Certification for the
provision of On-Line information of Money Laundering and Sanction Information on a Country
by Country basis.

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15 July 2014  -  Statement of OECD on Japan’s Efforts to Increase Foreign Bribery
Enforcement

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10 July 2014  -  We have embedded the OECD Compare Your Country data tool into our
website. You will find this below the Country Risk Ratings Table

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9 July 2014  -  IMF Report:  Pakistan -  Third Review Under the Extended Arrangement and
Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion  -  includes information on anti-
money laundering issues

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4 July 2014  -  Final rule adding the South Sudan Sanctions Regulations to 31 C.F.R. Chapter
V

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3 July 2014  -  Publication of Final Rule in the Federal Register, amending and reissuing in their
entirety the
Burmese (Myanmar) Sanctions Regulations

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29 June 2014 -  Outcomes of the FATF Plenary,  25-27 June 2014

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  


Ethiopia  Pakistan   Syria   Turkey  and   Yemen  are now identified in the FATF document,
"Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going Process" due to their progress in
substantially addressing their 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.  
Panama  is added to these jurisdictions. The jurisdictions are: -

Afghanistan   Albania   Angola   Argentina   Cambodia   Cuba   Ethiopia   Iraq   
Kuwait     Laos   Namibia   Nicaragua   Pakistan   Panama    Papua New Guinea   
Sudan   Syria  Tajikistan   Turkey   Uganda   Yemen  and  Zimbabwe


Kenya   Kyrgyzstan   Mongolia   Nepal   and   Tanzania  are no longer subject to FATF’s
monitoring process under its on-going global AML/CFT compliance process


Other Outcomes

Approving the exit from the follow-up process of Argentina   Australia   Germany  and
South Korea.

Calling on
Japan to enact adequate anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing
legislation.

Issuing a communiqué concerning the end of the third round of mutual evaluations and the
start of the fourth round of mutual evaluations.

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Reviewing the voluntary tax compliance programmes in several jurisdictions.

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Adopting and publishing a report on the key definitions and potential AML/CFT risks of virtual
currencies.

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Adopting and publishing a typologies report on the risk of terrorist financing abuse of the non-
profit sector.

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Adopting and publishing a typologies report on the financial flows linked to the illicit production
and trafficking of Afghan opiates and associated ML/TF activities (Not yet available)


Agreeing on an expansion of membership


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