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CAYMAN BANKERS EMBRACE I.R.S. SCRUTINY
Got cash in a Cayman Island bank? If privacy is your thing, better move move it. The CI Bankers Assoc. wants you to know they "applaud" the new US-Cayman tax agreement that makes them offshore US tax collectors.More on this story here.
SWISS VOTE AGAINST CAPITAL GAINS TAXES
Smart Swiss voters reject a proposal to impose a capital gains * tax, and again support their citizen army.More on this story here.
SWISS TO ALLOW E.U. CITIZENS RESIDENCE
Under new Swiss-EU agreements, all EU citizens with means will have access to Swiss residency.More on this story here.
SWISS ANNUAL “RICH LIST”
The yearly listing of Switzerland's 300 richest residents.More on this story here.
ITALY OFFERS ALPS AMNESTY
ROME. The Italian government wants to encourage repatriation of offshore funds, most stashed in neighboring Switzerland.More on this story here.
JERSEY TO GIVE INFO TO FRANCE
The Channel Island signs an agreement to give financial information to France for stock fraud investigations.More on this story here.
BELIZE BORDER CLASH AGAIN
This tax and asset havens continues to undermine its credibility with lethal border clashes with neighboring Guatemala.More on this story here.
COLLAPSING ARGENTINA MAY DOLLARIZE
With a run on banks hurling Argentina toward collapse, a near-bankrupt government may adopt the US dollar as the national currency.More on this story here and here.
WHEN IN ROMANIA
Doug Casey says investment potential in ROMANIA is overlooked and therein lies opportunity.More on this story here.
OECD LAUNCHES ANTI-CORPORATE PLAN
Aimed at jurisdictions that specialize in corporate formation (Panama, British Virgin Islands, Delaware, Nevada), the OECD wants worldwide regulations to control alleged criminal use of business.More on this story here.
U.S. SENATE CONSISTENCY?
Hopefully a precedent, the US Senate votes against giving states authority to create an OECD-like tax cartel to tax transactions outside their borders.More on this story here.
HIGH TAX EUROPE STIFLES GROWTH, JOBS
E.U. bureaucrats themselves admit EU growth is thwarted by member states high taxes, except in low-tax Ireland and Luxembourg.More on this story here.
GREENSPAN HITS E.U. FLAWS
The chairman of the US Federal Reserve underscores anti-competitive restrictions holding back Europe's economies.More on this story here.
EURO MEANS BIG CHANGE
Europe faces major changes on Jan. 1st with the euro launch.More on this story here.
E.U. EXPANDS ANTI-DIRTY CASH RULES
Proceeds of any crime ware targeted by new money laundering rules.More on this story here.
U.K. SUPER AGENCY PROMISES TEETH
LONDON. One big bureaucracy will rule over finances.More on this story here.
IRELAND CHASES TAX EVASION
The P.M. promise to pursue tax evaders; the opposition scoffs.More on this story here.
I.R.S. WANTS WELL-ARMED ACCOUNTANTS
IRS Criminal Investigation unit hires accountants with guns.More on this story here.
R.I.P. GEORGE HARRISON
The “quiet Beatle” who died last week left us his famous song “Taxman” as a pop reminder of grasping government.More on this story here.
NEW LAW MAKES U.S. WORLD COMPUTER POLICE
The US Justice Dept. may try to be world cyber police.More on this story here.
U.S. CUSTOMS DATA BASES TRACKS EVERYTHING
Now touted as an anti-terror system, the US Customs data base and is being used to track Americans movement and business.More on this story here.
FREEDOM EXCHANGED FOR SECURITY?
Commenting on anti-terrorism laws, US Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) says Americans must not surrender freedom in a false exchange for security.More on this story here.
ATTACK ON AMERICA: BACKGROUND
Foreign Affairs magazine back articles on terrorism, Islamic radicalism.More on this story here.
CANADA ANTI-TERROR BILL SHREDS LIBERTIES
Rammed through Parliament, Canadian liberties rapidly are being destroyed by the 'Liberal' government steamroller.More on this story here.
U.S.-CAYMAN TAX TREATY MAY HURT HEDGE FUNDS
GRAND CAYMAN. High net worth investors fear the US IRS information exchange deal will end privacy of offshore hedge fund accounts.More on this story here.
BRITISH LABOUR PRAISES CARIBBEAN CAPITULATION
LONDON. On the heels of the Cayman-IRS information exchange accord the UK Foreign Office praises those obedient little colonials.More on this story here.
GIBRALTAR SUSPECTS BRITISH SELLOUT
Residents of The Rock see London’s abandonment of them to Spain and EU demands as an already “done deal”.More on this story here.
BAHAMAS HINTS AT O.E.C.D. TAXES
Senior government official says Nassau wont go along with OECD tax demands -- at least not now.More on this story here.
More on Bahamas Supreme Court overturning anti-tax haven laws.More on this story here.
DOMINICA OFFICIAL CAUGHT IN DIRTY CASH CHARGES
The finance minister is placed on leave for association with a possible money laundering suspect.More on this story here.
GRENADA & DOMINICA HIT BY VISA CRACKDOWN CANADA demands entry visas for nationals of these two Caribbean islands that sell economic citizenship passports to non-nationals.More on this story here.
US/CANADA = FORTRESS NORTH AMERICA
The two nations agree on common limits on foreign visas, asylum.More on this story here.
F.A.T.F. TAKES ON TINY NAURU
YAREN, Nauru. The tiny nation of Nauru (pop. 12000) is the first country to face international “sanctions” over its alleged role in global money laundering; "Pacific paradise" for Russian mafia?More on this story here and here and here.
DENMARK TURNS RIGHT
COPENHAGEN. New, conservative prime minister Rasmussen calls on Danes to champion free enterprise and individual rights.More on this story here.
LIECHTENSTEIN-AUSTRIA BANK SECRECY TALKS
The two financial privacy havens are discussing money laundering and banking secrecy issues.More on this story here.
TWO MAJOR IRISH BANKS TO REVEAL OFFSHORE INFO
Allied Irish Bank and the Bank of Ireland say they'll reveal offshore accounts.More on this story here.
E.U. WITHHOLDING TAX TALKS COLLAPSE
The EU plan to tax non-residents' savings deflates as Austria and Luxembourg refuse to compromise their bank secrecy laws unless Monaco, Liechtenstein and Switzerland do the same.More on this story here.
C.F.P. CHARGES E.U. TAX KILLS COMPETITION
The Center for Freedom & Prosperity explains why the EU's proposed W/H tax on foreign investors contravenes free market forces.More on this story here and here.
BIG FIVE ACCOUNTANTS UNBELIEVABLE
The Enron bankruptcy again lays bare the Big Five accounting firms flaws and conflicts as investor confidence is badly bruised.More on this story here and here.
EUROPEAN IMMIGRATION STUDY
Everything you need to know about current European immigration trends, past history, new policies.More on this story here.
CANADA WARNED OVER LIBERTY LOSS
TORONTO. A senior judge says Canadians must be vigilant.More on this story here.
Check out the new International Society for Individual Liberty.More on this story here.
E.U.’s BROAD TERROR DEFINITION
BRUSSELS. Lawyers denounce overly broad EU definition of terrorism.More on this story here.
E.U. PUSHES RADICAL ANTI-TERROR LAWS
Is the European Union becoming a police state?More on this story here.
OXYMORON: GOVERNMENT PRIVACY
The Cato Institute explains how the US government does not protect your privacy.More on this story here.
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