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Ben Lucas is a correspondent based in MLex's Hong Kong office covering financial crime in the Asia-Pacific region. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2018, Ben reported on financial crime and compliance in the UK and Europe for MLex from our London office. He joined MLex in November 2015 after graduating with a Master's degree in journalism from City, University of London.
Selected Insights by Ben
Australia has failed to bring lawyers, accountants, real estate agents and trust and company service providers under the country’s anti-money laundering law.
More than one year since allegations emerged that Chinese online gambling company 500.com had paid bribes in Japan.
Canada’s export credit agency, provided a credit facility of up to $135 million to help finance a deal where Bombardier allegedly paid bribes to win business in Indonesia.
Hong Kong’s securities regulator was keen to emphasize today that its $350 million fine against Goldman Sachs — the largest fine in the city’s history.
FinCEN Files show banks should play greater role in disrupting financial crimes, head of New Zealand's FIU saysThe FinCEN Files show that banks and other financial institutions should be playing a greater role in disrupting and preventing financial crimes early on.