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        <div style="text-align: center;" align="center"><em><strong>The NMTA's Daily News Clippings</strong></em> <br><br></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><em><strong>International Anti-Corruption Day - 2017</strong></em></span> <br></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://www.merinews.com/article/international-anti-corruption-day-2017-theme-united-against-corruption-for-development-peace-and-security/15928163.shtml" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">United against corruption for development, peace and security</a><br><em>[Opinion]</em> - Dec 8, 2017 - Meri News.Com - Dr. Lalit Kishore -&nbsp; This year, the UN-established International Anti-Corruption Day is going to be observed with the theme "United against corruption for development, peace and security" on December 9...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://iccwbo.org/media-wall/news-speeches/business-can-help-fight-corruption/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">How business can help fight corruption</a><br><em>[Opinion]</em> - Dec 8, 2017 - ICCW Bo.Org - International Anti-corruption Day on 9 December aims to stem the scourge of corruption through awareness raising. To join the celebration of doing business with integrity, ICC has launched a comprehensive ...<br><br>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://www.unkrypted.com/western-union-against-crypto-transactions/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Western Union Launched Campaign Against Crypto Transactions</a><br><em>[Opinion] -</em> Dec 7, 2017 - Unkrypted.Com - Worldwide money transfer services provider the Western Union (WU) has launched a campaign against wire transfer Crypto Transactions involving virtual currency trades ...<br></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><br><em><strong>AML Compliance Trends</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://tabbforum.com/opinions/fincen-final-rule-4-data-management-considerations?print_preview=true&amp;single=true" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">FinCEN Final Rule: 4 Data Management Considerations</a><br><em>[Overview] -</em> Dec 7, 2017 - Tabb Forum.Com - Laura Glynn, Fenergo - The FinCEN Final Rule brings with it a raft of regulatory compliance challenges for financial institutions. The rule represents yet another layer of regulatory and operational ...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/654192/Compliance/An+Emerging+Risk+Compliance+Officer+Liability" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">An Emerging Risk- Compliance Officer Liability</a><br><em>[Opinion] -</em> Dec 8, 2017 - Mondaq.Com - Daniel Hurson - When one considers the subject of corporate compliance today, there is a wealth of information regarding how to create and structure compliance programs. But in researching the topic...</div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><em><strong>Anti-Corruption Around The World</strong></em></div>
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          <div><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d065ffef-0ade-45f7-a36b-4b07e076f4e5" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">DOJ Makes the Pilot Program Permanent and Announces FCPA Corporate ...</a><br></div>
          <em>[Opinion]</em> - Dec 8, 2017 - Lexology.com - The US Department of Justice ("DOJ") had announced a pilot program1  ("Pilot Program") on April 5, 2016, which created new mitigation  opportunities for companies that (i) voluntarily self-disclosed, (ii) ...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://in.reuters.com/article/lithuania-ukraine-corruption/ukraine-president-denies-hampering-anti-corruption-efforts-idINKBN1E21R6" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Ukraine president denies hampering anti-corruption efforts</a><br>Dec 8, 2017 - In.Reuters.Com - Andrius Sytas &amp; Alessandra Prentice - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denied on Friday interfering with the work of law enforcement bodies investigating corruption and he urged such agencies ...<br><br>
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          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.voanews.com/a/federal-bureau-investigation-says-support-anti-corruption-unit-abides-by-ukrainian-law/4154225.html" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">FBI Says Its Support for Anti-corruption Unit Abides by Ukrainian Law </a></em><br></div>
          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>Dec 7, 2017 - VOA News.Com - Tatiana Vorozhko</em><br><br></div>
          <a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://dailytimes.com.pk/154939/global-anti-corruption-wave/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank"> A global anti-corruption wave</a><br><em>[Opinion, Pakistan] -</em> Dec 8, 2017 - daily times.com.pk - Shaheen Sehbai - While ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif repeatedly complains that he is being targeted singularly on charges of corruption, it may give him some solace that corruption is ...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Why-China-can-succeed-in-fighting-corruption-575091" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Why China can succeed in fighting corruption</a><br><em>[Press Release]</em> - Dec 7, 2017 - Markets.Business Insider.Com -&nbsp; A news report by China.org.cn on China's anti-corruption campaign: December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day. Every year, the United Nations calls on all countries to organize ...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://www.tribune242.com/news/2017/dec/07/govts-greater-teeth-for-corruption-battle/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Govt's 'Greater Teeth' For Corruption Battle</a><br><em>[Opinion, Bahamas]</em> - Dec 7, 2017 - Tribune 242.Com - Neil Hartnell - The Attorney General yesterday said law enforcement will gain "greater teeth" to target civil servants, politicians and their relatives, and criminals living beyond their legitimate ...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2017/12/07/Fight-against-corruption-Paving-the-way-to-the-fourth-Saudi-state.html" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Fight against corruption: Paving the way to the fourth Saudi state</a><br><em>[Opinion] -</em> Dec 7, 2017 - Alarabiya.Net - Dr. Ibrahim Al-Othaimin - Since the coming to power of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the emergence of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman on the political scene, we are witnessing...<br><br><em><strong>Asset Forfeiture</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-forfeiture/u-s-justice-department-taps-prosecutor-to-oversee-asset-forfeiture-program-idUSKBN1E12UV" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">U.S. Justice Department taps prosecutor to oversee asset forfeiture program</a><br>Dec 8, 2017 - Reuters.Com - Sarah N. Lynch - The U.S. Justice Department has tapped a North Carolina-based prosecutor for a new role designed to provide more checks and balances to its civil asset forfeiture program, following criticism of its ...<br><br><em><strong>Bahamas</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://www.tribune242.com/news/2017/dec/07/bahamas-at-disadvantage-over-eus-taxation-focus/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Bahamas At 'Disadvantage' Over EU's Taxation Focus</a><br><em>[Opinion] -</em> Dec 7, 2017 - Tribune 242.Com - Neil Hartnell - THE Bahamas is at "a disadvantage" in dealing with international regulatory initiatives that appear designed to restrict its competitiveness, the Deputy Prime Minister said yesterday...<br><br></div>
        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><em><strong>Casinos, Gambling and Gaming</strong></em><br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" shape="rect" href="https://omny.fm/shows/the-jon-mccomb-show/will-new-measures-be-enough-to-stop-money-launderi" linktype="1" target="_blank">Will New Measures Be Enough To Stop Money Laundering?</a><br><em style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 13.3333px; text-align: justify;">[Canada, Opinion, Audio]</em><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 13.3333px; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;- Dec 7, 2017 - Omny.Fm - Attorney General David Eby announced new measures to help curb money laundering in Lower Mainland casinos. Will it be enough? Guest: Christine Duhaime - Financial-crime lawyer ...</span><br><br><em><strong>Cayman Islands</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&amp;sa=t&amp;url=https://www.mourantozannes.com/file-library/media---2017/2017-updates/new-cayman-islands-aml-regulations-dec-2017.pdf&amp;ct=ga&amp;cd=CAEYBSoTOTI4ODEyMTMzNTA4MzgyNTQxMzIaM2I2NzZjY2ZmNmEyMDUzNzpjb206ZW46VVM&amp;usg=AFQjCNHcjS9V2VP8_aXaGft-qBRaOOBuyg" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">New Cayman Islands AML Regulations</a><br><em>[Update]</em> - Dec 2017 - Sara Galletly - Mourant Ozannes.Com - New anti-money laundering regulations have been adopted in the Cayman Islands which, from 31 May 2018, will apply to unregulated investment entities as well as regulated funds ...<br><br></div>
        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><em><strong>Cybersecurity</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://securityintelligence.com/cybersecurity-fraud-and-operational-risk-the-time-for-cognitive-convergence-is-now/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Cybersecurity, Fraud and Operational Risk: The Time for Cognitive Conver...</a><br><em>[Opinion]</em> - Dec 8, 2017 - Security Intelligence.Com - Indy Dhami - The Ponemon Institute's "2017 Cost of Data Breach Study" reported that the global average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million. When combined with ACL's tally of $6.3 billion in ...<br><br>
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          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.ibm.com/security/data-breach?ce=ISM0484&amp;ct=SWG&amp;cmp=IBMSocial&amp;cm=h&amp;cr=Security&amp;ccy=US&amp;cm_mc_uid=80480397418915127459880&amp;cm_mc_sid_50200000=1512745988" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">"2017 Cost of Data Breach Study"</a></em><br></div>
          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>[Report, Resgitration Required] - Dec 2017 - IBM.com</em><br><br></div>
          <a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://tpr.org/post/texas-legislature-taking-crash-course-cybersecurity" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank"> Texas Legislature Taking Crash Course In Cybersecurity </a><br>Dec 7, 2017 - TPR.Org - Paul Flahive - The Texas Senate held its first select committee Wednesday to review processes and give lawmakers a crash course in cybersecurity. The committee was mandated by House Bill 8 that passed earlier this year...<br><br></div>
        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><em><strong>Europe</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.law360.com/articles/992168/eu-targets-money-laundering-at-foreign-subsidiaries" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">EU Targets Money Laundering At Foreign Subsidiaries</a><br><em>[Opinion, Subscription Required] -</em> Dec 7, 2017 - Law 360.Com - Najiyya Budaly - The European Union's top financial regulators said Wednesday they are drafting new laws that will require firms to manage terrorist financing and money laundering risks ...</div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" shape="rect" href="http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/12/07/european-commission-warns-cyprus-various-failings/" linktype="1" target="_blank">European Commission warns Cyprus on various failings</a><br><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 13.3333px; text-align: justify;">Dec 7, 2017 - Cyprus-Mail.Com - Evie Andreou - The European Commission has issued warnings to Cyprus for failing to show progress on issues relating to energy, the professional qualifications of engineers and architects, anti-money laundering ...</span><br><br><em><strong>Events</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://eimf.eu/aml-limassol/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing</a><br><em>[ongoing Seminar, Dec 8, 2017 - Limassol, Cyprus] -</em> EIMF.Eu - The European Institute of Management and Finance is organising an AML course that will analyse the set standards and disciplines emanating from the regulatory and legislative ...<br><br><em><strong>Financial Inclusion</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://newtelegraphonline.com/2017/12/experts-seek-collaboration-advance-financial-inclusion/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Experts seek collaboration to advance financial inclusion</a><br><em>[Nigeria] -</em> Dec 8, 2017 - New Telegraph Online.Com - Chris Ugwu - Governments and relevant agencies in Nigeria have been tasked to work together and execute policies that will promote financial inclusion in the country. A statement made available to ...<br><br><em><strong>Fines, Crimes &amp; Cases</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.brecorder.com/2017/12/08/385496/no-allegations-of-money-laundering-imposes-by-us-on-hbl/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">No allegations of money laundering imposes by US on HBL</a><br><em>[Pakistan] -</em> Dec 8, 2017 - B Recorder.Com - Parvez Jabri - Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan on Friday informed the National Assembly that no allegations ...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://www.nasdaq.com/article/australias-westpac-says-banks-inquiry-can-restore-sectors-reputation-20171207-01241" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Australia's Westpac says banks inquiry can restore sector's reputation</a><br><em>[Opinion] -</em> Dec 7, 2017 - Nasdaq.Com - Reuters - Australia'sWestpac Banking Corporation believes a wide-ranging inquiry into the scandal-hit finance industry that it resisted for years can restore trust in the sector, its chief executive said on ...<br><br><em><strong>Fintech</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://www.cityam.com/277049/could-fintech-opening-door-more-financial-crime" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Could fintech be opening the door to more financial crime?</a><br><em>[Opinion]</em> - Dec 8, 2017 - City Am.Com - Fintech startups aim to disrupt current practices and to do it fast. The emerging business model requires product managers find a buyer need, put out a minimum viable product, and iterate change in ...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.fa-mag.com/news/fintech-companies-to-watch-in-2018-36063.html" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Fintech Companies To Watch In 2018</a><br>Dec 7, 2017 - Fa-Mag.Com - Heidi P. Werner -&nbsp; Financial technology (fintech) companies are looking at high growth potential and have the opportunity to innovate in account management, payment processing, capital markets and lending...</div>
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          <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><em><strong>Hong Kong</strong></em></div>
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          <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" shape="rect" href="http://www.satprnews.com/2017/12/07/midpoint-receives-hong-kong-money-service-operator-license/" linktype="1" target="_blank">Midpoint Receives Hong Kong Money Service Operator License</a><br>Dec 7, 2017 - Sat Pr News.Com - Midpoint Holdings Ltd. is pleased to announce that is has received a Money Service Operator (MSO) License from the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department for its recently formed subsidiary ...<br></div>
          <br><em><strong>Japan</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Japan-to-strengthen-money-laundering-guidelines" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Japan to strengthen money-laundering guidelines</a><br>Dec 8, 2017 - Asia.Nikkei.Com - Japan will issue new guidelines against money laundering in an effort to prevent funds from getting into the hands of terrorist and criminal organizations and to shake its reputation as weak on dirty money...<br><br><em><strong>Macau</strong></em> <br></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.newsoncompliance.com/blog/2017/12/macau-needs-more-effort-on-money-launder-probes-apg/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Macau Needs More Effort On Money Launder Probes: APG</a><br><em>[Opinion]</em> - Dec 2017 - News On Compliance.Com - Macau's supervisory authorities, law enforcement agencies, and Financial Intelligence Office have a "reasonably sound understanding of risks involving the gaming and financial ...<br><br><em><strong>New Zealand</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-and-major-banks-strengthen-efforts-fight-against-financial-crime" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Police and major banks strengthen efforts in the fight against financial crime</a><br>Dec 8, 2017 - Police.Govt.Nz - The New Zealand Police Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and the five major New Zealand banks today announced a year-long pilot of the New Zealand Financial Crime Prevention Network (NZ-FCPN)...<br><br><em><strong>Philippines</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2017/12/08/1766373/editorial-cutting-funding" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Cutting off funding</a><br><em>[Opinion]</em> - Dec 8, 2017 - Phil Star.Com - The Anti-Money Laundering Council had been pushing for some time for tighter registration and reporting guidelines on suspicious transactions. Among those covered by the rules are banks, securities dealers ...<br><br></div>
        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><em><strong>Samoa</strong></em><br></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://sobserver.ws/en/08_12_2017/letterstotheeditor/27582/Samoa-as-a-tax-haven.htm" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Samoa as a tax haven</a><br><em>[Opinion]</em> - Dec 8, 2017 - S Observer.Ws - Wendy Wonder - Unfortunately the E.U. is picking on small defenseless countries like Samoa but it doesn't change the fact of Samoa's involvement in illegal money laundering and tax evasion.&nbsp; ...<br><br><em><strong>United Kingdom</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.natlawreview.com/article/treasury-updates-aml-advisory" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Treasury Updates AML Advisory</a><br><em>[Ongoing Story] -</em> Dec 7, 2017 - Nat Law Review.Com - On 5 December 2017, HM Treasury published an Advisory Notice on money laundering and terrorist financing controls in higher risk jurisdictions. The Advisory Note follows the Financial Action ...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://internationalbanker.com/finance/impact-criminal-finances-act-businesses-respond/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">The Impact of the Criminal Finances Act, and How Businesses Should ...</a><br><em>[Opinion]</em> - Dec 8, 2017 - International Banker.Com - Keith McCarthy - In 2016, the UK government published its Action Plan for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance, and as a consequence started the move towards ...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/uk-doesnt-need-same-laws-and-regulations-as-eu-36389317.html" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">'UK doesn't need same laws and regulations as EU'</a><br><em>[Opinion] -</em> Dec 8, 2017 - Belfast Telegraph.Co.Uk - Tom Peck - Mr Grayling told the BBC's Today Programme: "Plenty of countries have what you call regulatory equivalence where in one country you have anti-money laundering law and you ...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.natlawreview.com/article/uk-fca-announces-next-sandbox-cohort" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">UK FCA Announces Next Sandbox Cohort</a><br><em>[Announcement]</em> - Dec, 7, 2017 - Nat Law Review.Com - On 5 December, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced the firms that were successful in their applications to begin testing in the third cohort of the FCA's regulatory sandbox...<br><br><em><strong>Vatican</strong></em></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vatican-financial-evaluation/vatican-should-bring-money-laundering-cases-to-trial-watchdog-agency-says-idUSKBN1E20X8" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Vatican should bring money-laundering cases to trial, watchdog agency says</a><br>Dec 8, 2017 - Reuters.Com - Philip Pullella - The Vatican needs to bring cases of suspected money laundering to trial, a European finance watchdog urged on Friday, saying the good progress made by its financial regulators needed to be matched ...<br><br>
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          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://www.statesman.com/business/vatican-prosecutors-urged-after-money-laundering/iAVfhVdImCpGn941oD8AqM/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Vatican prosecutors urged to go after money laundering</a></em><br></div>
          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>Dec 8, 2017 - States Man.Com</em><br><br></div>
          <a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/holy-see-has-made-progress-in-combatting-money-laundering-but-needs-to-step-up-efforts-to-obtain-prosecutions?src=ilaw" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank"> MONEYVAL publishes a report on the Holy See </a><br>Dec 8, 2017 - COE.Int - The Council of Europe's anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing body (MONEYVAL) today published the third progress report of the Holy See/Vatican City State. The report evaluates the Holy See's ...<br><br>
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          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://rm.coe.int/third-3rd-round-progress-report-on-holy-see/168076f120" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Holy See: Progress report and written analysis by the Secretariat</a></em><br></div>
          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>[Report] - Dec 6, 2017 - COE.Int</em><br><br></div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://financefeeds.com/australias-bitcoin-bill-passes-houses/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Australia's "Bitcoin bill" passes both Houses</a><br>Dec 8, 2017 - Finance Feeds.Com - Maria Nikolova - The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017 has gotten the approval of the Senate. On December 7, 2017, the document had its three readings at the ...<br><br>
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          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:%22legislation/bills/r5952_aspassed/0000%22" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">"AML and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017"</a></em><br></div>
          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>[The Bill] - Dec 7, 2017 - Parlinfo.Aph.Gov.Au</em><br><br></div>
          <a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.complianceweek.com/blogs/the-filing-cabinet/how-the-cftc-oversees-bitcoin-futures#.WiqptDdx3ZY" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">How the CFTC oversees bitcoin futures</a><br><em>[Opinion, Subscription Required]</em> - Dec 7, 2017 - Compliance Week.Com - Jaclyn Jaeger - Three exchanges regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission this month self-certified new contracts for bitcoin futures products. Sequentially...<br><br>
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          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/opaquintenz4" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">"The CFTC statement on the self-certification of bitcoin products"</a></em><br></div>
          <div style="margin-left: 30px;"><em>Nov 30, 2017 - CFTC.Gov - Commissioner Brian Quintenz</em><br><br></div>
          <a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://good-stockinvest.com/2017/12/07/applying-blockchain-to-help-speedier-cross-border-remittance/" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Applying Blockchain to Help Speedier Cross Border Remittance</a><br><em>[Opinion]</em> - Dec 7, 2017 - Good-Stock Invest.Com - Good Stockinvest - Fintech as a full is quickly adopting prospective apps of the blockchain throughout the board and many gamers in the space seem to be keen to check out what efficiencies can be ...<br><br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.fnlondon.com/articles/futures-lobby-fears-clearing-risk-of-new-bitcoin-contracts-20171207" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Derivatives lobby flags bitcoin futures risk to banks</a><br>Dec 7, 2017 - FN London.Com - Samuel Agini - An influential trade organisation for the derivatives industry has warned investment banks they could be unwittingly exposed to risks surrounding new bitcoin futures - just days before they ...<br>&nbsp; <br><a style="font-weight: bold; color: #008000; text-decoration: underline;" track="on" href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/indonesia-to-ban-digital-currency-transactions-by-fintech-firms" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank">Indonesia to Ban Digital Currency Transactions by Fintech Firms</a><br>Dec 7, 2017 - Bloomberg.Com - Karlis Salna &amp; Tassia Sipahutar - Indonesia's central bank will bar financial technology companies from using digital currencies on their platforms as a global frenzy around bitcoin continues to lure more investors...</div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">"The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness."</div>
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        <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Yearning: / yearn·ing /<ol>
          <li>A tender or urgent longing</li>
          <li>A feeling of intense longing for something</li>
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