The Effects of Money Laundering on Monetary Markets

  •  Marwan Mohammad Aboel-Majeed Abu-Orabi    
  •  Abeer F.A. Al Abbadi    


The aim of this study is to determine the impact of money laundering on: the competition in the financial and monetary markets, the stability of the investment sector in Jordan, the ability of the government to control the monetary policies in Jordan, the attraction of foreign investments to the markets in Jordan and the Jordanian dinar exchange rates. A survey of the components and sample of the study population, composed of employees of the Central Bank of Jordan and the Audit Bureau, was used. A questionnaire was developed as a tool for the study, distributed to the study sample of (35). The study concludes that: Money laundering has a massive effect on monetary markets, competition in the financial and monetary markets, the government’s capability to control monetary policies, the investment sector’s stability, attracting foreign investments for the marketplace, and Jordanian Dinar’s exchange rate. Depending on the results of the study, the researcher recommends Introducing laws and regulations to combat money laundering, fostering the role judicial authorities, empowering prohibiting and punishment of involved financial institutions, confiscating of funds, punishing perpetrators, and developing legal procedures that regulate banks’, financial institutions’ and companies’ activities.  

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