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FATF embraces technology

It’s great to see that the global standard-setter on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (FATF) is embracing the galloping trend …

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The rise of anti-RegTech?

In this post, we describe a recent example of technology allegedly being used to evade regulations and frustrate regulators – a …

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“Secret Payments Utterly Unacceptable”: Australia to criminalise corrupt payments to union officials

This post was written by Natalie Caton. In a further step towards increased transparency and strengthening Australia’s anti-corruption laws and …

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Momentum building: SFC AML/CTF action provides practical guidance for securities firms

We are now starting to see signs of momentum building on AML/CTF enforcement cases in Hong Kong.   With it, there …

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Exposing the cracks: Hong Kong’s landmark case on human trafficking and forced labour

A recent judgment has brought into question Hong Kong’s efforts to combat human trafficking and forced labour. In this post, …

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Backing the wrong horse? Samsung executive arrested on alleged corruption and bribery charges

On Friday 17 February, Vice Chairman of Samsung Lee Jae-yong was arrested and detained on corruption and bribery charges. How …

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Future-proofing FinTech: last words from the Obama administration, with global reach

Ahead of the changing of the guard, the White House chose financial technology (FinTech) as the subject of one of …

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“Making Hong Kong great again” – HKMA clarifies AML/CTF expectations to promote financial inclusion and entrepreneurialism

September was a busy month for Hong Kong regulators, with in-tandem efforts to enhance financial inclusion, while emphasising the importance …

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China strengthens action against telecommunications fraud

The past few months have witnessed the rise of a strengthened anti-telecommunication fraud force throughout Mainland China. The efforts are geared …

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Australia introduces “false accounting” offences

As part of its efforts to strengthen its anti-bribery and corruption enforcement framework and comply with international obligations, the Australian …

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