FinCEN Files: Investigation into Dirty Money Transfers from Major Global Banks

At least $ 2 trillion in suspicious transactions were carried out between 2000 and 2017 by several major global banks. This is what an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, made up of 400 journalists from the media in 88 countries, including the investigation units of Radio France and the newspaper Le Monde, reveals.
For their investigation, ICIJ journalists were able to obtain "suspicious activity reports". These are top-secret documents that US bank internal compliance officials send to US financial intelligence agencies when they detect questionable money transfers.

According to these documents, 2,000 billion dollars in suspicious transactions may have been carried out. It is dirty money linked to drugs, corruption, organized crime and terrorism.

Large banks are singled out like JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Bank of New York Mellon or HSBC. They ensure, however, that they make significant efforts to combat financial crime an…

Europe, China…: “When Donald Trump sees enemies everywhere”

Washington has announced a 10% to 15% increase in customs duties on Airbus imports. This activism to tax foreign companies aims to weaken the adversary before negotiating. Losses & profits. Never short of imagination, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, has just pulled out of his hat a new salvo of customs taxes against Europe. After the wine, cheese, anoraks and folding knife blades, the American administration went up a notch, also targeting butcher knives. But the main dish of this offensive concerns the two main export positions from Europe to the United States, aeronautics and automotive. On Friday, February 14, Washington announced a 10% to 15% increase in customs duties on imports of Airbus aircraft

When Donald Trump sees enemies everywhere

This measure is a response to the recognition by the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the reality of the subsidies received by Airbus for more than fifteen years. An endless quarrel that should experience a new twist in a few months, when the same WTO will rule on US subsidies to Boeing. Everyone sharpens their blades in preparation for the great battle.

Donald Trump’s activism can be explained by his willingness to influence the new negotiations which should open between Europe and the United States on the signing of a free trade treaty. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, made a commitment in January to the Davos forum in Switzerland to conclude an agreement as soon as possible.