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Corruption and the international financial system

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Corrupt regimes use the international financial system in two major ways, both to divert national wealth for their own benefit and to conceal the proceeds of corruption and illicit gains. Without access to the international financial system, they wouldn’t have the means and incentives to loot state’s assets on such a scale.

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