Regulators gear up for new crack down on ‘hawala’


LONDON -- The shadowy world of informal money networks is set to come under the spotlight in 2003. Governments and regulators are facing increasing pressure to crack down on these networks as the US-led global campaign against money laundering and terrorist financing intensifies. As part of this effort, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which the US regards as an important weapon in the struggle against terrorism, expects in February to release best practice guidelines for

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