Belize to create AML/CFT exception to central bank confidentiality

Proposed law would also require rules against conflicts of interest

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The Belizean government has introduced laws to allow the central bank to communicate with foreign regulators. The proposed legislation would also require the central bank to adopt a new ethics rule.

The central bank reform accompanies a wider reform package now before the lower house of parliament. It includes a new anti-money laundering and counter the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) law, and other changes to laws concerning financial regulation and supervision.

The amendments to the central

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