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EU Members Adopt Tougher Crypto Rules Than AML Directive Requires

Europe is gradually tightening the rules for the crypto space. A wave of new regulations are introducing stricter requirements for companies operating in the industry and cryptocurrency users are going to feel the difference in the coming months. The measures stem from the obligation of member states to transpose EU’s… Read More

Swiss indict former German soccer officials over World Cup payment

Swiss federal prosecutors have filed fraud charges against three former senior German soccer officials and one Swiss over a suspect payment linked to the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany, the Swiss Attorney General’s office said on Tuesday. The indictment alleges former German Football Association (DFB) presidents Theo Zwanziger and… Read More

German law targets money laundering in property market

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said the draft bill will bring Germany in line with “the highest international standards in the fight against money laundering.” The law is expected to be approved by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet on Wednesday. Among other changes, it will give the government’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) greater powers and… Read More
30th July 2019
Deutsche Bank is reviewing whether it allowed confidential client data to be compromised by former employees who were laid off earlier this month, the Financial Times reported Sunday. Approximately 50 former traders from Deutsche’s London and New York offices were able to access the bank’s systems and their emails in… Read More
25th July 2019
The mother of Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of Mexican state oil company Pemex and a close confidant to ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto, has been arrested in Germany, Lozoya’s lawyer said on Wednesday. Lozoya and several of his family members have been accused of involvement in a wide-ranging bribery… Read More
19th July 2019
AP — Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven rich democracies issued a stark warning on Thursday that cryptocurrencies like the Libra digital money recently unveiled by Facebook should not be allowed before “serious regulatory and systemic concerns” are addressed. France, which this year chairs the G-7 gatherings on topics… Read More
12th July 2019
The sprawling, multibillion-dollar Malaysian development fraud scandal that has toppled a prime minister and stretched from Hollywood to Wall Street is threatening to implicate another major global financial institution: Deutsche Bank AG. The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the German lender violated foreign corruption or anti-money-laundering laws… Read More
10th July 2019
With other parts of its business facing hefty cuts, Deutsche Bank wants to expand its European operations handling the assets of rich clients and take market share from rivals after staunching the outflow of assets. Hiring new client relationship managers and perhaps making acquisitions in a few years’ time can… Read More
8th July 2019
Investigations surrounding Deutsche Bank’s more than decade-long relationship with President Trump and his business have created a crisis for the German financial giant. It’s caught in a legal tug of war between Trump and House Democrats for the president’s financial records and calls for broad investigations of its… Read More
5th July 2019
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday he hoped a special trade channel set up with Iran would complete a first, limited transaction in the coming days. Set up by France, Britain and Germany, Instex is a barter trade mechanism that aims to avoid direct financial transfers by… Read More
4th July 2019
German prosecutors are escalating a money laundering inquiry involving Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE), including planned raids on wealthy former clients, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Frankfurt’s state prosecutors will in the coming months search the homes of people who it suspects of using a… Read More
24th June 2019
Three European central bankers are claiming oversight over Facebook’s planned virtual currency to ensure it will not jeopardize the financial system or be used to launder money. Facebook drew worldwide interest this week when it announced plans to introduce a cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into… Read More
21st June 2019
US officials are investigating Deutsche Bank’s compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) laws following allegations that the lender declined to report suspect payments tied to wealthy clients, The New York Times said Wednesday. The investigation stems from an inquiry into whether the German institution facilitated Russian money laundering, including through interbank payments… Read More