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GFI Hosts Radio Show on Illicit Financial Flows

With support from Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), GFI organized a series of Swahili radio shows aimed at building community knowledge and understanding of illicit financial flows (IFFs) and the linkages to corruption and beneficial ownership....

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Changes to Anti-Money Laundering Efforts Expected with Passage of NDAA

With the expected passage of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Bill there will be many changes to anti-money laundering efforts in the future. FinCEN’s duties and powers will be expanded, there will be updates to the Bank Secrecy...

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Illicit Gold in India Webinars

On the 14th and 21st of October, 2020, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) held a two-part webinar event on illicit gold trade in India, organized in conjunction with Fintelekt. The series explored issues in gold trafficking as a...

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Using Tech To Help Banks Stop The Bad Guys

Global trade is widely recognized as the lifeblood of a growing economy. However, according to the Wolfsberg’s Group Trade Finance Principles, financial institutions involved in trade financing cannot easily identify instances of over- or under-invoicing (or any...

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GFI Research Cited In High-Profile Money Laundering Case Against Rifaat al-Assad

By Helene Church GFI’s 2011 annual report titled “Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: 2000–2009” served as evidence in the prosecution of Rifaat al-Assad, brother of the former Syrian president, Hafez al-Assad, and uncle of current president...

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Free-For-All Zones: The Case of Dubai

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) was proud to contribute to the July 2020 report ‘Dubai’s Role in Facilitating Corruption and Global Illicit Financial Flows’ from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The contribution, Chapter 3 of the report,...

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Special ACFCS/GFI Webinar Series: Inside the Illicit Gold Trade – Using Financial Tools and Public Policy to Fight Money Laundering

By Brian Monroe, VP – Content Development, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists This piece was originally published on July 6th, 2020 by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists and is reposted with permission.  When it...

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Remittances and Transparency in Government Reporting

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By Julia Yansura and Laura Porras Today, June 16th marks the International Day of Family Remittances, dedicated to recognizing the contributions of the international migrants who send over US$550 billion home to developing countries each year. And...

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