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O.E.C.D. ANTI-TAX HAVEN THREAT CONTINUES
Last Friday we reported the OECD has again put off its phony sanctions deadline aimed at tax havens.More on this story here.
The Heritage Foundation's Daniel MITCHELL explains why the OECD's deadline extension definitely does not mean anyone can relax.More on this story here.
Sir Ronald SANDERS of BARBADOS, a leading Caribbean defender of offshore havens, doesn't think the high tax OECD has changed.More on this story here.
But the offshore haven nations still distrust the OECD.More on this story here and here.
I.R.S. REGS COULD RUIN U.S. ECONOMY
Dan Mitchell exposes the real threat of IRS regulations that would drive foreign investors from America.More on this story here.
U.S. COURT ORDERS OFFSHORE TRUST TO PAY UP
A federal bankruptcy judge orders a Bahamas trust to repatriate funds.More on this story here.
SWISS EXPLAIN TAX FRAUD POWERS
The top Swiss banker defends his nation against tax evasion charges, reaffirms bank and financial secrecy, pledges cooperation with US.More on this story here.
ICELAND MIRACLE CURE
REYKJAVIK. A 10-year turnaround brought domestic prosperity. Now Iceland plans a new offshore financial and privacy haven.More on this story here.
U.S. DIRTY CASH TASK FORCE QUESTIONED
Experts agree the new US dirty cash police task force is unlikely to succeed, except in destroying financial privacy.More on this story here.
And the sanctimonious United States is estimated to be home to 46% of all world banking and financial crimes.More on this story here.
TONGA'S TINKER TOY TREASURY
Dave BARRY exposes a little noted offshore scandal.More on this story here.
TAX HAVEN TENNIS ANYONE?
Tennis great Boris BECKER faces German tax evasion charges on 50m marks. Boris says he's lived in MONACO since 1985.More on this story here.
THE COMING DEFLATION?
US industry's recession is the longest since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the new worry is deflation.More on this story here.
CARD COMPANIES SUED OVER OFFSHORE CHARGES
Major credit card companies are sued for rigging currency exchange rates to soak customers who have offshore card charges.More on this story here.
CITIBANK WOOS ASIAN WEALTHY
Special private banking in Asia earned $3 billion last year.More on this story here.
LUXURY GOODS KEEP ON SELLING
$80 billion annually is spent on luxury goods, and the beat goes on.More on this story here.
GOLD IN THOSE MERGERS
Experts suggest new corporate combinations of gold mining companies could result in a major upturn in the price of gold.More on this story here.
CLEAN CAUGHT IN DIRTY CASH NET
LIMASSOL, Cyprus. A legitimate financial reporter is caught up by nervous world money laundering laws, US and otherwise.More on this story here.
FORBES 'BEST OF THE WEB'
Investing, travel, finances, all worth a look, Forbes magazine's updated "Best of the Web" site lists.More on this story here.
LIBERTY DIMINISHED, BUT FEW CARE
Across Europe, in the UK and the US the anti-terror excuse is used to give police vast new powers and destroy liberty. But does anyone care?More on this story here.
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS?
Why does the United States elicit such extreme hatred in some parts of the world? Is it the American 'pursuit of happiness'?More on this story here.
RONALD REAGAN ON TERRORISM
Said he: "We must remember our heritage, who we are, what we are, and how this nation, this island of freedom, came into being."More on this story here.
U.S. NATIONAL I.D. CARD DEBATE
The anti-terror demand to "do something" fuels the idea of a national identification card for every US person.More on this story here.
But US Rep. Ron PAUL (R-Tex) explains why this would be the ultimate insult to Americans and harm freedom and liberty.More on this story here.
DANGER IN U.S. MILITARY COURTS
The military accuses, tries, convicts and no appeal allowed.More on this story here.
HAVENS SEE O.E.C.D. AS HYPOCRITES
Haven nations say OECD still is dictatorial and high handed.More on this story here.
BAHAMAS BANK FREEZE BLUNDER
NASSAU. On Sept. 28, based only on a US government anti-terror list, The Bahamas government froze $20 million because a suspect US citizen was one of four beneficiaries of a father's trust bank account.More on this story here.
Surprise! The trust fund was quietly unfrozen after subsequent investigation showed it was a case of mistaken identity.More on this story here.
64% of Canadians want a tax cut now,More on this story here.
An ex-Canadian denounces Canada as a one-party state doomed to mediocrity by left-wing policies and complacent citizens.More on this story here.
GIBRALTAR BETRAYAL LOOMS
UK and Spain set a deadline for a deal over Gibraltar's future that may end the Rock's major role as a tax haven for the wealthy.More on this story here.
Low-Tax.Net special report on history and status of Gibraltar.More on this story here
Gibralter Government site here.
MUST READ ON SWISS BANKING & SECRECY
A new Financial Times survey gives an excellent analysis of where the Swiss banking and financial services industry stands today.More on this story here.
SECRET WEAPON: SWISS FIDUCIARY DEPOSITS
They offer foreign clients anonymity and no taxes, attracting the wealthy who may want to evade taxes in their own countries.More on this story here.
SWISS NON-BANK MONEY LAUNDERING
Banks get all the publicity, but some dirty cash flows in all business.More on this story here.
MANX MONEY BOOM
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man. Investment funds here saw a 20% growth last year.More on this story here.
IRISH TAX CRACKDOWN BRINGS CASH
DUBLIN. Bogus non-resident account holders yielded over £176 million in unpaid taxes by the Nov. 15th deadline.More on this story here.
MALTA TAX AMNESTY
Billions of offshore Maltese pounds may come home.More on this story here.
Economy in free fall, law and order break down, demagogue rules.More on this story here.
MUSLIM MONEY MARKET
Malaysia, Bahrain, Indonesia and Sudan combine to create a new Islamic financial market.More on this story here.
JEALOUSY OF RICH IS WRONG
A top HONG KONG official decries envy of the rich, says free market spreads wealth to all.More on this story here.
RADICAL NEW U.S. ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING LAW
An excellent survey of radical new US banking and anti-money laundering laws and the costs in liberty.More on this story here.
U.S. SECURITIES DEALERS AS POLICE INFORMANTS
Stock brokers soon must rat on 'suspicious' clients.More on this story here.
IMPOSSIBILITY OF BLOCKING DIRTY CASH
Politicians pass laws, then reality bites.More on this story here.
US ASSET FREEZE LIST
A list in pdf file form of those caught in the US terror asset freeze.More on this story here.
LATIN PESO EXCHANGE PROSPERS
A side effect of the crackdown on terrorist money laundering is possible disruption of illicit drug cash systems.More on this story here.
BARCLAYS STAFF ARRESTED
Barclay's staff in FRANCE arrested for alleged money laundering.More on this story here.
PURSUE OIL OR BIN LADEN?
Has the US gone easy on Arab terrorists because of petroleum needs?More on this story here and here.
U.S. COURTS HIT TAX PROTESTERS
So-called 'tax protesters' are getting the shaft from US courts.More on this story here.
WORLD TRADE CENTER CURRENCY DEALERS ACCUSED
NEW YORK. Currency traders charged with using the World Trade Center attack to cover up a conspiracy to steal $100m from investors in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.More on this story here.
ECONOMISTS & CENTRAL BANKERS LIE
They can't see into the future, no matter what they claim.More on this story here.
U.S. BUSINESS DEPUTIZED BY TERROR POLICE
The Bush anti-terrorist law forces business to spy on customers.More on this story here.
And the new law also enormously increases police powers."More on this story here.
FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS LOST
Sweeping powers demanded by the US and UK governments.More on this story here.
AMERICAN POLICE STATE
Is the American police state already in place?More on this story here.
THE ANTI-TERROR EXCUSE
New technologies can destroy human privacy and government exploits this situation under cover of anti-terrorism.More on this story here.
Are terrorism and war making President Bush a virtual dictator?More on this story here.
The President defends his order creating military tribunals.More on this story here.
But is it a radical curb on constitutional rights?More on this story here.
BELGIAN WARNS OF E.U. POLICE STATE
“Orwellian” tendencies seen in EU-wide police powers.More on this story here.
BLAIR’S ANTI-TERROR LAWS ATTACKED
Even Labourites are uneasy over Draconian laws.More on this story here.
IDENTITY THEFT TEST
Worried about identity theft? Try taking these precautions.More on this story here.
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