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Risk Based Approach: strengths and weaknesses

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Facebook and Libra, the sensational entry in the financial world

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How Hawala transactions work and business compliance challenges

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Regulatory Compliance for European Insurance and Reinsurance Firms

Insurance/reinsurance companies play an important role for the European economy. Many European countries, among them Belgium, are listed in the top 20 OECD countries with the highest gross insurance premiums, with Belgian premiums reaching around 30 billion US dollars in 2017.The Belgian government...

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How Hawala transactions work and business compliance challenges

In February 2019, another criminal group was arrested in Europe, for laundering money through hawala transactions. Based on the Europol press release, French and Italian police cooperated and 19 suspects were arrested. Algerian authorities also seized gold of almost €1 million value. This is o...

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