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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Global watchdog tells Japan to get serious about money laundering

Japan has not done enough to combat money laundering, an international watchdog said on Friday, urging the government to adopt measures such as legislation that criminalizes terrorist financing.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris referred to its 2008 report on Japan, which highlighted deficiencies such as a lack of internal controls among financial institutions to prevent and detect illicit money transfers, Reuters reported on Saturday.… Continue Reading

EU cracks down on timber trade

Image courtesy of the European CommissionIllegal logging is a $10 billion business, according to Interpol, and is falling into the clutches of organized crime.

To fight the illegal timber trade, the EU enacted legislation this month that binds all 27 member states to regulate anyone who buys or sells timber and timber products for the commercial market in the EU.… Continue Reading