4th January 2019
Three former Credit Suisse bankers have been arrested over money laundering and bribery charges pertaining to a scam which involved $2 billion in loans to companies in Mozambique. According to the prosecution, three Mozambican state-owned firms borrowed over $2 billion. The loan proceeds were meant to be used… Read More
4th January 2019
Swiss financial regulator FINMA has introduced a relaxed anti-money laundering regime for smaller financial technology firms as it looks to promote innovation. The companies will still be subject to the Anti-Money Laundering Act, under the new licensing category – known as the FinTech licence – in Article 1b of the… Read More
4th January 2019
Montenegro has launched a programme offering citizenship to up to 2,000 foreigners in return for investment over the next three years to help speed up its economic development, the government said on Thursday. A passport from Montenegro, an Adriatic country with a population of 620,000 which has joined NATO and… Read More
4th January 2019
Peru Attorney General Pedro Chavarry on Wednesday reappointed two lead prosecutors he had dismissed from a high-profile graft probe after the decision sparked widespread opposition and a threat by President Martin Vizcarra to suspend him. The prosecutors, Rafael Vela and Jose Domingo Perez, had recently drawn up a plea deal… Read More
4th January 2019
Thieves used mechanical diggers on Wednesday to prise open an armoured van on a highway in southern Italy and made off with more than 2 million euros (£1.8 million pounds) in cash, police said. The blue security van had left the city of Bari and was carrying pensions to be… Read More
3rd January 2019
On the day the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, it will be looking to preserve its current regulatory position on Gibraltar within the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) handbook, the watchdog said. The announcement is in line with the UK’s position that Gibraltar financial services firms should, until December 2020,… Read More
3rd January 2019
New rules designed to combat corporate tax avoidance in the European Union have kicked in. As of 1 January 2019, all member states shall apply new legally binding anti-abuse measures which will see authorities tax profits moved to low-tax countries where the company does not have any genuine economic activity… Read More
3rd January 2019
The much-anticipated Financial Action Task Force (FATF) mutual evaluation of the United Kingdom’s anti-money laundering and counter terror financing regime is out, and with it has come much praise from UK government officials, not least HM Treasury Minister John Glen, who said: “The report recognises that the UK’s AML/CTF regime… Read More
3rd January 2019
The transport secretary has defended awarding a 14 million-pound contract for shipping goods after Brexit to a new ferry company that owns no ships. The government last week awarded three contracts to charter extra ferries to ease congestion if the United Kingdom fails to secure a trade deal before leaving… Read More
3rd January 2019
Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] has agreed to pay 161.9 million reais (£32.8 million) to Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (ELET6.SA) in a deal with authorities to help settle corruption allegations against it, according to a securities filing on Wednesday. Eletrobras, as the state-run power holding company is known,… Read More