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Recent Developments in Money Laundering Policies and Offshore Finance Centers


  • Hampton, M.P.
  • Levi, M.


This paper examines the growth of money laundering in conjunction with the associated development of offshore finance centers (OFCs) located in small places such as islands or microstates in the Caribbean and elsewhere. The paper then examines recent policy developments concerning money laundering and OFCs, such as the workings of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and the regional Task Forces such as the Caribbean Task Force.

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  • Hampton, M.P. & Levi, M., 1999. "Recent Developments in Money Laundering Policies and Offshore Finance Centers," Papers 126, Portsmouth University - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:portec:126

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    Cited by:

    1. Naitram Simon M., 2014. "Offshore Financial Centers in the Global Capital Network," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 14(3-4), pages 1-17, October.

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    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F20 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - General
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy


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