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US blacklists Iran’s financial sector, sanctions 18 banks
October 8, 2020
The Trump administration effectively cut off the regime from the worldwide fiscal system with an exception for humanitarian purposes.
Report: US considers new sanctions on Iran’s financial sector
October 1, 2020
It would effectively cut it off from the worldwide financial system with an exception for humanitarian purposes.
Israel’s Bank Hapoalim forms working agreement with Emirates NBD
September 15, 2020
The agreement will allow Israelis to do business in the United Arab Emirates and other countries.
Iran’s central bank challenges US lawsuit to seize $1.7 billion held by Deutsche Börse
August 30, 2020
American authorities have been investigating the bank’s Clearstream unit for years for suspected violations of U.S. money-laundering laws and Iran sanctions.
First Israeli nonprofit bank raises $30 million for coronavirus assistance in Israel
June 2, 2020
“The financial damage done by the pandemic is immense, and despite having just raised $30 million, we will still need to raise an additional $70 million to begin to meet the full scope of demand that exists,” said Sagi Balasha, CEO of the Ogen Group.
PA banks close terrorist-related accounts in response to new Israeli legislation
May 7, 2020
A law is set to come into play regarding payments to terrorist prisoners by the Palestinian Authority.
Bank Hapoalim fined $904 million over US clients’ tax evasion, FIFA scandal
May 3, 2020
Justice Department says Israel’s biggest bank admits assisting U.S. clients to evade taxes • Hapoalim to pay $874 million to settle tax-evasion claims, $30 million over international soccer federation affair.
Wiesenthal Center uncovers list of 12,000 Nazis in Argentina with accounts transferred to Credit Suisse
March 5, 2020
The list was discovered in an old storage room in the former Nazi headquarters in Buenos Aires; Simon Wiesenthal Center requests access to the Credit Suisse archives.
Iranian national charged in scheme to circumvent US sanctions
February 3, 2020
Bahram Karimi, 53, was charged with conspiring to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and making false statements in connection with his alleged involvement in a project by the Iranian and Venezuelan governments.
First accelerator program for Italian startup companies to be launched in Israel
December 31, 2019
Seven startups were chosen from a total of 40 applicants from various sectors, including health, smart mobility, food tech and clean tech, all seeking to develop their new business ideas in Israel.
US indicts Turkish bank for evading Iran sanctions after attempt to make deal fails
October 17, 2019
“The bank’s audacious conduct was supported and protected by high-ranking Turkish government officials, some of whom received millions of dollars in bribes to promote and protect the scheme,” said U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman.