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Keppel case - A wake up call for bankers
Date: Feb 14, 2018   |   Author: Chris Douglas | Opinion
The case of Keppel Offshore and Marine being involved in corruption has wider implications than just the company and those involved. Any bank involved in the transfer of funds used to pay of bribes should be concerned.
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Australian bank directors risk criminal money laundering investigation
Date: Feb 06, 2018   |   Author: Chris Douglas | Opinion
Commonwealth Bank of Australia is involved in three actions against it but none will result in any of the directors being made to account for what they knew or didn’t know or did or failed to do to prevent the bank from allegedly being used to launder money.
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What banks must do to prevent money laundering
Date: Oct 19, 2017   |   Author: Chris Douglas | Opinion
Preventing money laundering is no easy feat, not with both the criminal environment, and product and service risks posing as main hindrances. Frankly, it is up to banks and regulators, such as the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, to collaborate and solve this problem.
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Australian banks show indifference towards AML/CTF rules
Date: Aug 24, 2017   |   Author: Chris Douglas | Opinion
Many Australian banks have shown disinterest towards anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism laws, compounded by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre’s initiative towards lack of compliance.



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