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Feb 14, 2019 08:00 AM IST | Economy

EU adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist, upsets Britain

The move is part of a crackdown on money laundering after several scandals at EU banks but has been criticised by several EU countries including Britain worried about their economic relations with the listed states, notably Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi government said it regretted the decision in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency, adding: "Saudi Arabia's commitment to combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism is a strategic priority".
Despite pressure to exclude Riyadh from the list, the commission decided to list the kingdom, confirming a Reuters report in January.
EU adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist, upsets Britain
Published Date: Feb 14th, 2019 08:00 AM | Updated Date: Feb 14, 2019 08:00 AM IST
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