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The Future of the Shadow Banking System
The shadow banking system, in the form of the securitization market, has been repeatedly pointed out as a major source of systemic risk during the recent financial turmoil.
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Vulnerabilities detected in Southern Africa countries
A team of World Bank experts visited Botswana to assess the implementation of the FATF anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism (AML and CFT) standards. The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), in collaboration with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) of South Africa, undertook research to establish trends in money laundering in some Southern Africa countries.
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Over and Under Invoicing of Goods and Services
The key feature of this technique is the misrepresentation of the price of the goods or services, which aims to transfer additional value between the importer and the exporter.
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Petty Corruption: Types and frequent detection
The corruption of border officials is of particular significance throughout the region and officials regularly exploit their position of relative power over various cross-border flows.
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Use of non-financial professionals and other corporate vehicles
These non-financial professionals and other corporate vehicles are: notaries, lawyers, real estate agents, registrars and other service providers.
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ML/TF Techniques identified involving securities
There are three techniques reported to use securities for money laundering and terrorism financing.
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The most common frauds with public funds
To understand which methods are used for money laundering, we should identify the illegal sources of proceeds from crimes, specific features and peculiarities of committed predicate crimes.
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Legalization of illegal proceeds from embezzlement of public funds using the schemes of "grey” banking services
The presence of credit institutions offering “grey” banking services in the financial market largely contributes to concealment of criminal proceeds from embezzlement of public funds, making the process of their legalization easier.
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Broad risks in casinos
It is the variety, frequency and volume of transactions that makes the casino sector particularly vulnerable to money laundering.
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Recent OFAC Actions - SDN Alias Screening Expectations
In order to clarify its policy on weak aliases or AKAs, OFAC has released the following frequently asked questions and answers.
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