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HSBC 'ignored money laundering warning' in South Africa scandal

HSBC 'ignored money laundering warning' in South Africa scandal
HSBC should be investigated for "possible criminal complicity" in connection with corruption allegations in South Africa, a UK peer has said. Lord Peter Hain told Parliament he had asked the Treasury to refer an unnamed UK bank for investigation into possible...

Bitcoin smashes records as US flags new derivatives product

Bitcoin smashes records as US flags new derivatives product
By Gary McFarlaneChicago-based CME Group, which runs one of the world's largest derivatives marketplaces, announced today that it is launching bitcoin futures trading in the fourth quarter of this year. The bitcoin price immediately spiked on the news, hitting...

The retreat of the dollar: Will it raise the risk of money laundering, corruption and ...

The retreat of the dollar: Will it raise the risk of money laundering, corruption and terror?
By Eric LewisFor global transparency and financial integrity, the US must ensure that the dollar remains dominantChina announced this week that it intends to introduce a new way to price and trade oil: by pricing international oil contracts in Chinese ...

Wave of new companies dodge money laundering law, despite Tory pledges to crack down on ...

Wave of new companies dodge money laundering law, despite Tory pledges to crack down on the crime
By Stephen HaywardA wave of new companies are dodging money laundering law, despite Tory ­ledges to crack down on the crime . Critics say anyone with £12 can set up a firm with false names and addresses because Companies House is not covered by the ...

Spanish police arrest 55 in huge Chinese money laundering operation

Spanish police arrest 55 in huge Chinese money laundering operation
By Karl SmallmanSPAIN’S National Police force has mounted a huge operation to crack open a Chinese money-laundering gang.More than 50 people were arrested across 11 Spanish provinces in Operation Shopping. The main raid centered on the Cobo Calleja ...

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