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Global Threat Assessment – by John Cusack – Extract: Introduction, Observations & Recommendations

No-one can dispute the existence of large criminal markets generating huge profits for those involved, but which Criminal markets are the largest, which are the fastest growing and which markets are emerging?

Which Countries generate the most in Criminal proceeds and which Countries are likeliest to launder most, from domestic and foreign financial crime proceeds.

Which money laundering methods are the most popular, and which groups benefit the most?

In this Report, estimates are provided to answer all of these questions and more

To Read the Preface to the Global Risk assessment by Sir Iain Lobban former Head UK’s GCHQ click HERE.

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Global Threat Assessment – By John Cusack – Available Now to Read / Download - Premium

Global Threat Assessment
by John Cusack
Despite the limitations presented in estimating criminal activity designed to be hidden, the results in the Global Threat Assessment present a bleak picture. Criminal markets are generating more illicit funds than at any other time in our history, with eve...

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China – Threat Assessment - Premium

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Germany – Threat Assessment - Premium

Germany Threat AssessmentTo Read / Download the Germany Threat Assessment click below: FCN - Germany - FL

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United States – Threat Assessment - Premium

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United Kingdom – Threat Assessment - Premium

The UK faces significant risks as a result of the exceptionally large funds that flow through its financial sector, considered by many to be the largest financial centre in the world. To read / download the UK Threat Assessment see:
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Japan – Threat Assessment - Premium

Japan has exceptionally low crime rates, regularly placed in the top 10 safest Countries in the world, and with recorded crime rates falling for the last 2 decades. Nevertheless japan still faces significant financial crime related threats.

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Human Trafficking – Intelligence Briefing by FCN – Coming Soon - Premium

Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Many victims of human trafficking are forced to work in prostitution or the sex industry, but trafficking also occurs in forms of labour exploitation, such as domestic servitude, r...

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Intelligence Briefing – Illegal Unregulated & Unreported Fishing by FCN

Illegal Fishing represents one of the largest markets open to and exploited by organised criminal groups, but beyond overfishing and the environmental challenges this brings, other serious crimes are also involved, including drugs and human trafficking, corruption and tax evasion, particularly effecting developing Countries. its time Illegal fishing was considered as a major financial crime issue as well as an environmental one. For more read the Intelligence Briefing on IUU Fishing by FCN. 

To Read the Intelligence Briefing IB – Illegal Wildlife Trafficking – Final 9-9-19.

Fishing Facts

With fish and other aquatic animals an important part of many peoples diet, it’s estimated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, that we catch approximately 171 million metric tons (likely more than 2 trillion fish) annually (2016) worth an estimated USD362 billion.

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Islamic State – Threat Assessment

The following is a short summary of the finances of the Islamic State (IS), as taken from a detailed Intelligence Briefing available to FCN Premium Professionals. The 30 Page Intelligence Briefing, details how IS is thought to have raised, moved and stores its reserves to support its terrorist activities and its future plans, a full Threat Assessment, what Financial Crime Fighters can do to help and potential Red Flags and or Key Risk Indicators. See Here For the full Intelligence Briefing.

The threat from the Islamic State (“IS”) remains high, and will continue into the near future, despite the losses on the battlefield both in terms of men and territory. In particular Western Europe, North America, South East Asia, and large parts of Africa are on the highest form of alert with attacks not only expected, but considered highly likely. 

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