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UAE passes law to combat money laundering, terror financing

The United Arab Emirates has passed a law to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, it said on Tuesday, as it aims to bring its rules into line with international standards on combating illicit money flows. The law, which is in line with the requirements and recommendations of the Financial… Read More

South Africa, UAE sign extradition treaty that may target Gupta brothers

South Africa has signed an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates, the justice minister said on Thursday, raising the prospect of the Gupta brothers, friends of former president Jacob Zuma, returning to face corruption charges. The Indian-born brothers – Ajay, Atul and Rajesh – have been accused of using… Read More

US to impose sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack

AP — The United States announced Wednesday it will impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year. The new sanctions, to be imposed later this month, come despite President Donald Trump’s… Read More
13th July 2018
The United States and the United Arab Emirates have broken up a network funneling illicit funds to Iran as Washington steps up a drive to restrict Iranian trade and access to hard currency in the region, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. “We jointly disrupted a currency exchange network… Read More
30th May 2018
Dubai is exempting companies from administrative fines in a fresh effort to stimulate business, which has been dampened by new taxes and slumping asset markets. A decree by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum cancels fines imposed by the Department of Economic Development through the end of 2018, the… Read More
29th March 2018
Money exchange houses in the United Arab Emirates have been ordered by the central bank to raise their standards, after several banks cut ties with them due to concerns about the risk of illicit financial flows. The United Arab Emirates’ huge expatriate workforce and growing business and tourism sectors have… Read More
7th December 2017
By Mahmoud Kassem, The National With the acres of newsprint devoted in recent months to the topic of registration of beneficial ownership, it is interesting to consider the role of the registrars. Companies – and other structures – are required to submit returns, and to update them regularly, and… Read More
23rd November 2017
By Samburaj Das, Cryptocoin News RAKBANK has announced that it has partnered with Ripple to leverage its global BlockChain network (RippleNet) to power cross-border payments. Recognising the rising power of blockchain in today’s markets, the bank’s tie up with Ripple has enabled the launch of instant, frictionless, and secure money… Read More
25th October 2017
The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on individuals and an entity which it said were linked to sponsoring terrorism in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued the designations targeting leaders, financiers and facilitators of the Islamic State and al-Qa’ida… Read More
11th October 2017
11 October 2017 GULF NEWS Dubai: A senior delegation of the tax authority HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK is meeting with UAE law enforcement partners in Dubai to strengthen the joint efforts of both countries to combat organised crime and tax evasion. Simon York, director of HMRC’s… Read More
19th September 2017
Qatari authorities stepped up their support of domestic banks for the third month in a row in August in an attempt to offset foreign withdrawals as the showdown between the Gulf emirate and a Saudi-led alliance show no sign of abating. The Qatari economy is bearing the brunt of the… Read More
6th September 2017
A 250 million pound ($325 million) luxury development has been launched in Dubai — and the people behind it don’t mind if you pay in bitcoin. Announced Wednesday by British entrepreneurs Michelle Mone and Doug Barrowman, Aston Plaza and Residences spans more than 2.4 million square feet and is split… Read More
16th August 2017
Sanctions imposed by other Arab states are continuing to push up food prices in Qatar while hurting the real estate market, but not to the point of damaging the economy severely, according to inflation figures released by the government. The annual inflation rate fell back in July, after spiking in… Read More