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State of Financial Crime 2023 Report

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The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has started civil proceedings against Australia’s largest casino operator, Crown Resorts, alleging “serious and systemic non-compliance” with the country’s anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CTF) laws.  The action relates […]

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (AUSTRAC) has issued new guidance aimed at helping firms identify and verify sources of funds and wealth, as part of their know your customer (KYC) processes. The draft guidance follows the regulator’s recent […]

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has issued new guidance designed to help firms identify suspicious behavior related to forced sexual servitude. While sex work is largely legal or decriminalized across Australia and subject to regulation, forced sexual […]

Defense think tank RUSI is warning that a lack of guidance around proliferation finance (PF) and designated non-financial businesses and professions (DNFBPs) is increasing the risk of North Korea evading targeted sanctions. In a new report, it recommends organizations and […]

Increasing pressure from the US could result in additional sanctions being imposed on Myanmar, a US diplomat has confirmed. “All options are on the table, and I think it is our responsibility not just as the US, but as the […]

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has released a new guide aimed at tackling the increasing misuse of transaction payment text fields by criminals. The guide, Preventing misuse and criminal communication through payment text fields, aims to raise […]

Flag: Japan sanctions

Japan is an influential regional and global power and participates in a range of trading relationships with partners across the world. Japan uses that status to achieve political and economic goals, often issuing economic sanctions against other countries in response […]