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South China Morning Post

Former China defence minister Chang Wanquan ‘given military demotion over link to corruption case’

A Chinese former defence minister and state councillor was demoted for his involvement in the corruption that brought down two disgraced vice-chairmen of the powerful Central Military Commission (CMC), military sources have said.

Bitcoin ATMs Show Gap in EU’s Money Laundering Rules, Police Say

A Spanish effort to prosecute a gang that used Bitcoin automated cash machines suspected of being a front for illegal-drug payments has exposed a hole in European anti-money-laundering controls, law-enforcement authorities in the country said.

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South China Morning Post
Bots to dominate financial sector communications within two years in automation wave, messaging firm Symphony says

Symphony Communications Services, a Silicon Valley messaging start-up used by some of the world’s biggest financial-services companies, expects robot-driven traffic on its platform to surpass human-initiated use within two years.

Claimant ‘Misapprehends’ Complexity of Whistleblower Review, SEC Says

The Securities and Exchange Commission defended its process for determining whistleblower awards in a legal filing responding to a claimant who says the regulator is taking too long to make a decision.

The New York Times
Jacob Zuma Says Corruption Allegations Were a Conspiracy to Oust Him

Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa whose tenure was marred by scandals, told a high-profile corruption inquiry on Monday that he was the victim of a long-running smear campaign, and had been “vilified” and “alleged to be the king of corrupt people.”

Mexico Loses a Check on Corruption

The Mexican peso fell almost 2% Tuesday after Finance Minister Carlos Urzúa announced he was quitting his job. The shock waves roiling the financial markets were due as much to the contents of Mr. Urzúa’s resignation letter as its suddenness.

Iran Can Return to Full Nuclear Compliance 'Within Hours': ISNA

Iran’s return to full compliance as part of its nuclear deal is a “very easy” task and wouldn’t require more than “a few hours” if the country decided to do so, according to First Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri.

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Three arrested in Sydney over alleged $80m money-laundering syndicate operation

A Sydney security company has allegedly been used as a front to launder $80 million for an organised crime syndicate.

The Guardian

Google whistleblower launches project to keep tech ethical

Employees of tech companies should have the right to know when they are working on projects they may find ethically unacceptable, a former Google whistleblower has said.

Nordic Banks Pinched by Anti-Money-Laundering Compliance Costs

Efforts to improve anti-money-laundering controls continue to weigh on the financial results of Nordic banks, which have faced allegations in recent months of moving dirty money.

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