The HKMA has responded to the US rate cut with a cut of its own. The RBA and BNM have also cut their key policy rates, while the BOJ focuses on asset purchases.
OFAC has linked two Chinese nationals to the 2018 theft of $250mn in cryptocurrency by the Lazarus Group, a US-designated North Korean cybercrime group.
The Tax Justice Network has released its 2020 rankings of jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities.
In private communications with banks, OFAC has been blocking usually-permissible payments with any overseas account that officials believe separately handled funds for North Korea.
The four Chinese nationals are charged for breaking into Equifax's computer systems to steal US citizens' personal data and sensitive trade secrets.
The Fed is exploring policy and design issues, legal considerations, and financial stability and resilience implications, governor Lael Brainard says.
1MDB sorely tested principles-based regulation and compliance at Goldman Sachs. But, the bank was likely set up as a victim from the very beginning, says Peter Guy.
The document highlights increased transparency, an improved supervisory framework for FIs, and enhanced operational capabilities as three strategic priorities for the US AML/CFT regime.
The US and Singapore support allowing financial service suppliers to transfer data across borders and oppose generally applicable data localisation requirements.
The proposed revisions seek to relax the Volcker Rule's general prohibition on banks investing in hedge funds, private equity funds and credit funds.
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