Combating money laundering in Nepal

July 21, 2023 08:30 am

Stakeholders are concerned that Nepal could be blacklisted or placed on a greylist (a jurisdiction under increased monitoring) by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global initiative to combat money laundering because of its failure to resolve several inadequacies in its laws against money laundering and terrorism financing.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Nepal has narrowly avoided being placed on the 'greylist' by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international watchdog responsible for combating money laundering in countries across the world.

The recent news about the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) being skeptical of Nepal's efforts on preventing money laundering should raise serious concerns for the government and its citizens.