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BD improves by five points in anti-money laundering index

November 21, 2023 00:00:00

Bangladesh has achieved remarkable success in combating money laundering and terror financing, improving its position by five points, according to the global index of a Switzerland-based organisation, reports BSS.

The Basel Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Index-2023, developed by the Basel Institute on Governance, puts Bangladesh at 46 on a scale that measures this risk for 152 countries.

Last year, Bangladesh's position was 41 on the scale.

According to the index, Hayti, Chad, Myanmar and Congo are the most risky countries, while Iceland is the least risky country for money laundering and terror financing.

In the index, the United States of America (USA) ranked 119 and the United Kingdom ranked 140.

The Basel Institute of Governance has been publishing the AML index since 2012, measuring the risks of money laundering and terror financing of countries based on five major indicators.

These include measures against money laundering and terror financing prevention, bribery and corruption, financial transparency and standards, public transparency and accountability, and political rights and rules of law.

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