**NCCT and FATF Typologies Report**

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has issued a release from its headquarters in Paris concerning its next Plenary, scheduled to be held on February 25-27. The meeting will assess and update the progress made by non-cooperative countries and territories in the fight against money laundering. The Plenary will also study the FATF’s 2004 Typologies Report of the latest trends in money laundering and terrorist financing.

In order to ensure that all international evaluations of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism measures are carried out on the same basis, the IMF, the World Bank, and the FATF will discuss revisions to a common methodology of assessment.

It is anticipated that the President of the FATF, Claes Norgren and its Executive-Secretary, Patrick Moulette, will hold a news conference immediately following the Plenary to report on the outcome of discussions.