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The highest court (Court of Cassation) in France upheld the accusations made against cement giant Lafarge brought by anti-corruption groups and the ECCHR in Paris.

30 August 2021, FATF released the “Fourth Round of Joint FATF/AFG Mutual Evaluations of Japan” praising Japan’s understanding of ML and TF risks and the rigour of her interagency cooperation while urging a ‘joint agency’ coordination.

Recent and focused AML risk assessments placed art-market participants under the spotlight. But how long will it take for warnings and tighter AML controls to transform the long-established practices of the industry?

China's National People’s Congress was expected to vote the legislature into the Basic Law of Hong Kong but the anxiety that pervaded the markets was relieved when NPC announced a postponing.

In pursuant of the U.S. President Joe Biden’s executive order expanding the scope of sanctions on Belarus, the U.S. Treasury designated 23 individuals and 21 entities which included, unprecedentedly, the Belarusian National Olympic committee (NOC) which the treasury defined the as a tool for Lukashenka to circumvent restrictions.

Friday, August 13, The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned two Cuban interior ministry officials and a military unit, as hundreds remain detained following protests last month on the island.