Central Banking

Russia's new attack on money-laundering

From Interfax:

The Central Bank is testing out an "early warning" system to turn up lending organizations that "lean" toward money-laundering schemes by the use of statistical data, without having to actually visit a particular bank.

"We think this modern system will allow us to determine areas of increased danger in the fight against [money] laundering," Deputy Central Bank Chairman Viktor Melnikov told Interfax.

No other country makes use of this particular system, he noted. "So this could b