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UBS, DBS Face Scrutiny

UBS, DBS Face ScrutinyUBS, DBS Face Scrutiny

Singapore’s central bank is scrutinizing several banks, including UBS and DBS Group Holdings, to see if they broke anti-money laundering rules in handling transactions linked to scandal-hit Malaysian state fund 1MDB, three people with knowledge of the matter said, Reuters reported. The Monetary Authority of Singapore is looking at several aspects of the banks’ operations including whether they were diligent enough in knowing who their customers were and what the source of their funds was, and whether they were particularly careful in screening politically-exposed persons such as government officials, banking and legal sources aware of the review said.