17 Feb '12, 10pm

Pakistan, Indonesia join money-laundering blacklist - TODAYonline

PARIS - An international money-laundering watchdog added Pakistan, Indonesia, Ghana, Tanzania and Thailand on Thursday to its blacklist of nations. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has found that those five countries were flaunting recommendations made to them toward fighting money-laundering and financing terrorism, its executive secretary, Mr Rick McDonell, told journalists. No countries were taken off the blacklist, but Honduras and Paraguay were removed from an intermediary "grey-list" of countries found to be falling behind on international standards despite having committed to them. The FATF, whose recommendations reach more than 180 countries through regional networks, estimates that money laundering and related financial crimes cost between 2 per cent and 5 per cent of global gross domestic product. Aside from the new ones, the FATF blacklist includes: Bolivi...

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