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Financial Action Task Force (FATF) steps up the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

​FATF, the global standard-setter in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing estimate the cost of money laundering and underlying serious crime is between 2% and 5% of global GDP. FATF has recently revised its recommendations on combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing enabling national authorities to take more effective action against money laundering and terrorist financing.

The revised FATF 40 Recommendations now fully integrate counter-terrorist financing measures with anti-money laundering controls, introduce new measures to counter the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and will address the laundering of the proceeds of corruption and tax
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QFC Regulatory Authority calls for consultation on proposed changes to the approved individuals regime

Doha, Qatar, 22 September 2014: The QFC Regulatory Authority has released a consultation paper seeking public comment on proposed rule changes that amend the approved individuals regime (AI regime) for QF

QFCRA seeks consultation on proposed rule changes for Banking, Investment Management and Advisory business

Doha, Qatar, 21 September 2014: The QFC Regulatory Authority has released two consultation papers containing proposals that will strengthen and streamline the QFC Regulatory Authority’s prudential framewo

Mark Recardo, former CEO and financial advisor, prohibited and fined US$70,000 by the QFC Regulatory Authority
Doha, Qatar, 17 September 2014:  The QFC Regulatory Authority today announced that it has fined Mr Mark Philip Recardo a sum of USD$70,000, and prohibited him from performing any Controlled Function, or
Chief Operating Officer, Otello R. Sturino, expands role at QFC Regulatory Authority
Doha, Qatar, 27 March 2013: The QFC Regulatory Authority announced today that Mr. Otello R. Sturino,
QFC Regulatory Authority censures and prohibits former Regional Head of Regulatory Compliance
Doha, Qatar, 20 July 2014: The QFC Regulatory Authority has decided to issue a public censure against Helen Rebecca Dea
QFC Regulatory Authority withdraws authorisation from Concordia Capital LLC
Doha, Qatar, Monday 18 May 2014: The QFC Regulatory Authority announced today that it has taken formal regulatory action to withdraw the authorisation of Concordia Capital LLC (Concordia) to conduct fin
A strategic plan for financial sector regulation in Qatar

Doha, Qatar, 9th  of December 2013: The Qatar Central Bank (QCB), QFC Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) and Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) have jointly launched a ...More

QFC Regulatory Authority enhances regulations for QFC insurance business
Doha, Qatar, 28 October 2013: The QFC Regulatory Authority today issued new prudential rules for insurance firms operating from the
QFC Regulatory Authority honours two successful Qatari graduates

Doha, Qatar, 8 October 2013: Two Qatari graduates have been honoured by the QFC

QFC Regulatory Authority congratulates three Qatari summer interns
Doha, Qatar, Sunday 21 July 2013:  The QFC Regulatory Authority today celebrated the completion of its annual Summer Internship Programme, and congratulated the three Qatari p
QFC Regulatory Authority warns consumers to avoid Portable Fund and Portable Revenue System

Doha, Qatar, Wednesday 10 July 2013: The QFC Regulatory Authority today strongly warned investors and consumers about an investment fund claiming to operate from Tornado Tower in Doha, Qatar.
 

QFC Regulatory Authority calls for consultation on proposed changes to the Controller Framework for Authorised Firms

Doha, Qatar, 1 October 2013: The QFC Regulatory Authority today released a consultation paper on proposed rule changes that update and strengthen the rules for the acquisition of s

The QFC Regulatory Authority honours its successful Qatari Graduate
Doha, Qatar, 30th April, 2013: The QFC Regulatory Authority held a ceremony to honour the latest Qatari Graduate who completed the one year bespoke Graduate Fellowship Program
Thomson Reuters Concludes Seventh Gulf Cooperation Council Regulators’ Summit In Qatar
- Extraterritorial legislation offers glimpse into the future of regulation, conference told
- Senior regulator emphasizes importance of quality of supervision

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QFC Regulatory Authority Announces Rules to Enhance its Regulatory Framework
Doha, Qatar, 17 January 2013: The QFC Regulatory Authority has today released  rules covering 3 areas of regulation: 
The QFC Regulatory Authority honours its 2012 Summer Interns

Doha, Qatar, 22nd of July, 2012: The QFC Regulatory Authority held a ceremony to honour six Qatari national University students who participated in and completed a five week Summer Internship Programme.

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On 8 December 2013, a joint strategic plan for financial sector regulation was launched in Qatar by the Qatar Central Bank, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, and Qatar Financial Markets Authority. The plan establishes a framework for regulating the financial sector across the State, setting out a roadmap of strategic priorities for the next three years (2014-2016).