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US remittance clampdown worries central bank

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Local officials have raised concerns over recent rules in the United States, which may constrict the flow of remittances to the Philippines, threatening the country’s largest source of dollars.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Bangko Sentral tightens rules on pawnshops

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Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has directed pawnshops to strictly implement identification requirements for customers to help ensure that items being pawned are not stolen goods or illicit covers for money laundering.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

FATF to send review team to PH in May

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The Financial Action Task Force has kept the Philippines on the “gray” list of countries being monitored for compliance with internationally accepted standards against harboring tax evaders.

Representatives of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) are set to visit the Philippines next month to evaluate the anti-money-laundering environment in the country and decide whether it deserves to be taken out of the unflattering “gray list.”

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Review AMLC membership

It’s back to the drawing board for more refinements on the Anti-Money Laundering Act when Congress re-convenes after the midterm elections.
The latest amendments to the law were not good enough for the Financial Action Task Force to remove the Philippines from the list of countries that are not fully compliant with its anti-money laundering standards

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

AMLC seeks new amendments to law against dirty money deals

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BSP governor and AMLC chairman Amando Tetangco Jr.: Further strengthening of AMLA. FILE PHOTO

The Anti-Money Laundering Council hopes to persuade Congress to amend again the law against dirty money transactions, saying that the continued exclusion of casinos from a list of establishments required to report their financial activities has been hurting the Philippines’ image abroad.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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