The report says people who are forced to work in scamming operations endure "inhumane treatment" and should be treated as victims, not criminals.
Laos is rated "non-compliant" on nine of the FATF's 40 recommendations, and "partially compliant" on 22 recommendations.
The ATB was launched this January but has failed to attract investors and still has only two securities listed.
The inclusion of the SBV has increased the Regional Payment Connectivity group from five to six ASEAN central banks.
The new system has already been delayed several years due to the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors. Securities firms are still behind schedule on testing.
Aggressive sales practices, abusive debt recovery practices, and excessive fees and interest charges are prohibited.
Recent rumours have involved the removal of the floor price, the resignation of BSEC's chairman, and institutional investor sell-offs.
Police from the four countries have launched a special joint operation to crack down on illegal gambling, fraud, human trafficking and other crimes.
A second phase of the cross-border payments link between Cambodia and Laos is expected to launch in Q4 2023.
The number of applications substantially exceeds projections by Bangladesh Bank, which initially intends to only grant two or three licences
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