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US authorities probe Danske Bank over money-laundering allegations

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received a whistleblower complaint more than two years ago about money laundering in Danske Bank's Estonian branch.

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Authorities in the US are investigating Denmark’s largest bank over allegations of massive money laundering flows from Russia and former Soviet states, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, citing an anonymous source and documents.

As soon as the article was published, Danske Bank shares plunged 4 percent.

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