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CAYMANS JOINS 'GET ENRON' CAMPAIGN
Having signed away financial privacy to the US IRS, the Caymans government jumps at the chance to expose ENRON's CI entities.More on this story here.
BELIZE QUESTIONS ASHCROFT MONOPOLIES
Echoing the man in the street, The Belize Times questions the wisdom of Lord Michael Ashcroft's many monopolies in this Caribbean tax haven.More on this story here.
NASSAU INSTITUTE BLASTS BAHAMAS-U.S. TAX ACCORD
Sees major harm to people; lack of logical government policies.More on this story here.
STOLEN PASSPORTS BIG BUSINESS @ $1500 EACH
Since 1990, official BELGIAN passports numbering 19,050 have been stolen and turned up in a some very bad hands.More on this story here.
Last year over 350 official CAYMANS passports disappeared.More on this story here.
Man arrested in Manila with 104 MALAYSIAN passports in his bags.More on this story here.
SWISS KNOCK BRITS LAX DIRTY CASH RULES
Swiss anti-money laundering laws outclass UK and most others.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE HAVEN LINKED TO BLAIR CAMPAIGN CASH
LONDON. UK PM Tony BLAIR backed NETHERLANDS ANTILLES firm that gave Labour campaign £125,000.More on this story here.
NIUE BULLIED INTO SUBMISSION
Under OECD, FATF and EU pressures, this tiny Pacific island says it's not worth it and repeals its offshore banking laws.More on this story here and here.
F.A.T.F. MAKES LIECHTENSTEIN QUAKE
VADUZ. In this principality, whatever FATF wants, FATF gets.More on this story here.
BAD 'GOOD NEIGHBOR' POLICY
Cross the US-Mexican border and you become an instant suspect.More on this story here.
BIN-LADEN FAMILY DENIES TAX HAVEN USE
We're not sure why the denial, but here it is.More on this story here.
INDIA SCANDAL IMPLICATES MAURITIUS
NEW DELHI. Investigators say the island haven was used for tax evasion.More on this story here and here.
IRISH CONFIDENCE COLLAPSE
DUBLIN. Fake accounting and a 3/4 billion theft shake the Emerald Isle's self-confidence when it comes to financial regulation.More on this story here and here.
U.S. CONGRESS CONCERN OVER E.U. TAX PLANS
Serious questions about cross border information exchange.More on this story here.
SAVE TAXES; GO OFFSHORE
Another major US company, Stanley Tool, moves its corporate home to BERMUDA and saves $30 million in taxes as a result.More on this story here.
AUSTRALIA CUTS FINANCIAL PRIVACY
A court ruling may open up private accounting records to tax collectors.More on this story here.
NETHERLANDS A MAJOR CORPORATE TAX HAVEN
High tax Holland is a a major corporate tax haven.More on this story here.
INTESTINAL FORTITUDE -- AND THEN SOME
Arrested Angolan man carried 1,304 diamonds in intestines.More on this story here.
NATION IDs; A STAB IN THE BACK
"Don't ask me for my papers. I won't give them to you."More on this story here.
THE EYES HAVE IT
At Heathrow it's the traveler's eye that identifies them.More on this story here.
ENCRYPTION PROTECTS US
So don't deprive us of our privacy for phony 'anti-terror' safety.More on this story here.
The UN Tax Police Potential, Daniel Mitchell.More on this story here and here.
“Tax Reform: Key to Preserving Privacy & Competition”More on this story here.
The Case for Territorial TaxationMore on this story here.
The Heritage FoundationMore on this story here.
U.S. CORPORATIONS FLEE OFFSHORE
More American companies are going offshore to avoid double, triple, high taxes.More on this story here.
RUSSIAN OFFSHORE CAPITAL FLIGHT
MOSCOW. Billions flow out and a lot goes along with Russians to their new offshore home, the sunny island of CYPRUS.More on this story here and here.
COOK ISLANDS' NEW GOVERNMENT
RAROTONGA. This Pacific tax haven suddenly has a new (old) leader.More on this story here and here.
FRANCE BULLIES NAURU
With its own major money laundering scandals rampant, France has time to badger this tiny Pacific island that remains on the FATF blacklist.More on this story here.
U.K. LABOUR TO ABOLISH GIBRALTAR TAX HAVEN
Straw says "duty-free, tax-free status" will end in 5 years.More on this story here.
IRISH GROWTH CREATES WORLD TAX HAVEN
DUBLIN. The International Financial Services Center here is a tax haven that has attracted many of the world's leading banks.More on this story here.
GUERNSEY SEES THREAT TO CHANNEL ISLANDS
UK restrictions on the Crown Dependencies could spell disaster.More on this story here.
CENTRAL AMERICAN FREE TRADE AREA PLAN
16 nations in the Caribbean & Central America seek trade unity.More on this story here.
URUGUAY BANKS HIT BY ARGENTINE COLLAPSE
The 'Switzerland of the South' gets caught in the cash crisis.More on this story here.
LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS QUESTIONED
The Enron mess has called into question a leading asset protection device, the limited liability partnership.More on this story here.
$17 BILLION TROUBLE FOR TOP 25 BANKS
25 largest banks have $16.6 billion, 5% of their equity capital, exposed in Enron and Argentina.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE CAPTIVE INSURANCE BOOM
With insurance premiums rising, business looks for alternatives to hold down costs. Offshore captive insurance does just that.More on this story here.
IS GOLD MAKING A COMEBACK?
S&P thinks gold may regain its long term luster. Prices soar as anxious investors again seek refuge in the precious metal.More on this story here.
ABUSIVE TRUST PROSECUTIONS UP
Wall Street Journal reports IRS is convicting more criminals who try to hide income from tax collectors using "abusive trusts."More on this story here.
Alleged US abusive trust salesman arrested in Costa Rica.More on this story here.
EU/G-7 MONEY LAUNDERING RULES
Still more about new governmental attacks on wealth.More on this story here.
LANGER EXPOSES I.R.S. REPORTING PLANS
Dr. Marshall Langer exposes the fallacy of IRS reporting foreign investors US income.More on this story here.
WEAK EURO LIMPS ALONG, BUT WHO CARES?
Does the weakness of the single European currency matter?"More on this story here.
U.S. REJECTS E.U. DIGITAL TAX SCHEME
Bush administration opposes European taxes on US sales.More on this story here and here.
E.U. WIDE ARREST WARRANT CLOSER
EU countries pledge to adopt a Europe-wide arrest warrant by 2003, a year ahead of schedule. Financial crimes are included.More on this story here and here.
WORLD CRIMINAL COURT LOOMS
A proposed international criminal court needs only eight more signatory nations to become operative.More on this story here.
IS THERE A FUTURE FOR LIBERTY?
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tx) weighs optimism & pessimism about the future.More on this story here.
SURVEILLANCE TECH THREAT
Government's surveillance technology threatens liberty.More on this story here.
GOVERNMENT BOOK WATCHING
Growing official demands to know what books you read.More on this story here.
INSIDE GOVERNMENT VIEW
Here's how the US Dept. of Justice interprets the 'PATRIOT ACT'.More on this story here.
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