March 4, 2019 / 10:54 AM / 18 days ago

Nordea says not yet seen full news reports on money-laundering

STOCKHOLM, March 4 (Reuters) - Banking group Nordea said it had not yet seen the upcoming programmes and articles linking it to money-laundering but added that based on what it has been invited to comment on, it had seen and commented on the issued flagged earlier.

“Nordea is aware of the media story and has been in dialogue with both Finnish tv-station YLE and Danish newspaper Berlingske,” Nordea said in an e-mailed statement to Reuters.

“We have not yet seen the program or article. Based on what we have been invited to comment on, these are all issues that we have seen and commented on before and are therefore in line with previous statements made on (anti-money laundering) issues.”

Shares in Nordea, the Nordic region’s biggest bank, dropped almost 4 percent on Monday after Finnish public broadcaster Yle announced it would air a program later in the day containing allegations of money-laundering through the bank.

Reporting by Johan Ahlander, editing by Esha Vaish

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