Monday , February 19 2018

Banking

Latvian bank faces US ban over ‘money-laundering’

Bloomberg The US Treasury Department took the severe step of proposing to ban Latvia’s third-biggest bank from the American financial system, saying it helped process illicit transactions, including for entities with alleged ties to North Korea’s ballistic missile program. Financial institutions in the US would be barred from maintaining correspondent ...

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Demographics pose biggest challenge for Asia’s central banks

Bloomberg Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says it’s the most significant challenge facing his economy. Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol says it’ll be tougher to manage than record levels of household debt or future Federal Reserve interest-rate increases. The issue perplexing Asia’s central bankers: demographics. And making matters ...

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