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Entries in Myanmar (9)

Monday
Oct102016

President Obama ends Burma sanctions

President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order Friday lifting U.S. sanctions against Myanmar that had been in place for nearly 20 years.

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Wednesday
Nov042015

Deutsche Bank pays $258 million, fires six for U.S. sanctions offenses

Federal and New York authorities said Wednesday that Deutsche Bank will pay $258 million and fire six senior employees to resolve investigations into thousands of illegal transactions with customers in Iran, Libya, Syria, Myanmar, and Sudan.

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Tuesday
Mar172015

FinCEN updates AML/CFT counter-measures and enhanced due diligence list

Roger Wilkins AO (Australia) FATF President 2014-2015The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network sets risk-based compliance obligations of U.S. financial institutions. FinCEN directs counter-measures against the countries with the highest risk and enhanced due diligence against others.

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Tuesday
Nov182014

Run-amok compliance officers cost Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi $315 million for sanctions report whitewash

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Tuesday levied $315 million in penalties against Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) for misleading regulators regarding its transactions with Iran, Sudan, Myanmar, and other sanctioned entities.

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Tuesday
Nov112014

Myanmar Rohingya minority battered by persecution and corruption

Image courtesy of VOA via YoutubePresident Obama will be in Myanmar later this week for the East Asia Summit. A story Thursday by Jane Perlez of the New York Times reminded the president and the rest of the world about the plight of Myanmar's one million Rohingya people and their victimization by corrupt police and immigration officials.

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Thursday
Feb202014

Financial Action Task Force: These nations have AML deficiencies 

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) identified jurisdictions that have strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism controls in a public statement last Friday.

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Thursday
Sep262013

What Singapore (and the rest of us) can learn from Myanmar

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi spent the past four days in Singapore, meeting leaders, visiting schools, and putting some distance between herself and the city-state's model of economic success.

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Wednesday
Jul242013

'Asian Nobel Prize' for Indonesia anti-graft agency

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is a winner of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for its 'relentless and successful' campaign against corruption.

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Friday
Nov162012

New Myanmar laws for foreign investment and anti-corruption

Street market in Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)As part of the reforms by President Thein Sein to open up Myanmar after decades of economic isolation, the parliament has approved a new foreign investment law.

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