Philippines to make bid to FATF

PHILIPPINES - Philippine financial regulators are to meet with officials of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) next week in a fresh bid to be removed from a list of money laundering havens.

Philippine central bank governor Rafael Buenaventura will lead the country's delegation to the meeting in Brisbane, Australia from June 4 to 7. "We're going to Brisbane next week to convince the FATF to remove us from the blacklist," Buenaventura told reporters, adding he expects Manila to b