UK money laundering assistance 'slow'

UK - Britain is taking up to two years to respond to requests from overseas law enforcement agencies for assistance in money laundering investigations, according to the City of London's most senior official.

Michael Oliver, the lord mayor of London, said he was "very concerned" about claims that Britain was "one of the slowest countries to respond to requests for assistance in gaining evidence against money laundering and other financial crimes".

Mr Oliver, who is on an official visit to South

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