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Problematika pranja novca – odgovornost finansijskih institucija
Money laundering problem - responsibility of financial institutions

Author(s): Ljiljana Fijat
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Институт за међународну политику и привреду
Keywords: money laundering; financial institutions; grey economy; offshore; corruption; hawala, terrorism; banks; usability; sanctions; control

Summary/Abstract: The subject of this article is a specific problem in banking management - money laundering and financial institutions' responsibility. Namely, at the beginning of the century, we were witnesses of global increase in money laundering. A lot of money earned by money laundering destroys the basic principles of economic activities. It is also a big threat to the financial institutions' integrity making successful management impossible. Fundamental problems are as follows: "grey economy", offshore countries and their financial institutions, corruption and alternative systems of transferring money. Therefore, their significance is emphasized in this article. All these dealings lead to general misuse of the financial systems. The connection between money laundering and financial terrorism is also considered. Terrorists' needs can be classified to direct expenses connected to specific operations and to bigger organizing expenses for certain terrorist organizations as well as for the infrastructure maintenance in order to support the organization and promote the ideology of the particular terrorist organization. Money laundering can be used for these kinds of terrorist criminal activities. Some examples of misuse of banks, which were condemned for criminal acts, are also presented

  • Issue Year: LXV/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 185-204
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian