State of Financial Crime 2023 Report

Asia Pacific

The Thai Bankers’ Association (TBA) is discussing how to accelerate the establishment of a new investigative authority that will monitor deceptive and fraudulent transactions linked to criminals.

On December 7, 2022, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong passed an amendment to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance (AMLO) that introduces a licensing regime for virtual asset service providers (VASPs). According to the Secretary for Financial Services […]

On December 7, 2022, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) commenced civil penalty proceedings against major Australian casino operator SkyCity Adelaide for alleged “serious and systemic non-compliance” with Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regulations. Its enforcement […]

On November 15, 2022, the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) released its annual report to Congress. Among the report’s concluding recommendations, the committee proposed creating a cross-agency body tasked with drafting sanctions against China in the event of […]

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s government has announced it will present a policy statement on the city’s digital assets market during Hong Kong’s upcoming FinTech Week. Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said the statement will cover several key topics, […]