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U.S. VETOES U.N. WORLD TAXES
MONTERREY, Mexico. The Bush administration nixes plans to create an International Tax Organization, as leftists and a Communist complain.More on this story here and here.
Eyewitness report: Anger in Monterrey.More on this story here.
MORE HAVENS COMMIT TO O.E.C.D.
Belize & Gibraltar are the latest tax havens belatedly to sign on with the OECD's tax information exchange plan.More on this story here.
CARIBBEAN PERSPECTIVE ON TAX COMPETITION
New study says OECD ignores small nations views and needs.More on this story here.
TREASURY OFFICIAL SAYS U.S. STILL SUPPORTS O.E.C.D
Washington remains a supporter of the OECD, says he.More on this story here.
DEMAGOGUES IN U.S. SENATE DUMP ON BERMUDA
Rather than reform corporate tax laws, US Senators grab for headlines with phony complaints about 'unpatriotic tax evasion.'More on this story here, here, and here.
SWISS DIPLOMAT SAYS NEUTRALITY OUTDATED
Swiss neutrality is old fashioned, says former diplomat.More on this story here.
But new Swiss passports are right up to date, with bio bar codes.More on this story here.
GIBRALTAR SELLOUT DEAL NEARS
U.K. Labour government ready to compromise with Spain on The Rock.More on this story here and here.
GUERNSEY CLAIMS ULTRA-CLEAN STATUS
The Channel Island's financial leaders are self-satisfied.More on this story here and here.
U.K. LAWYERS WARNS AGAINST DOMICILE LAW CHANGE
LONDON. They warn wealthy foreigners will leave UK.More on this story here.
LAST ANONYMOUS BANK ACCOUNTS
BUDAPEST. With Austria's sparbuchs going, Hungary is eliminating its last anonymous bank accounts.More on this story here.
CAYMANS OFFSHORE SLIPPING
GRAND CAYMAN. More evidence of Cayman Island offshore financial slippage after its OECD and IRS agreements. Bank of Bermuda going.More on this story here.
U.S. PRAISES SWISS ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING POLICIES
Switzerland's financial intelligence system is one of the best in the world, says visiting U.S. State Dept. official.More on this story here.
MANX MUDDLE ON INSURANCE RULES
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man. Insurance self-regulators have a difficult go at writing industry anti-money laundering rules.More on this story here.
PANAMA'S GREATEST ASSET
The Panama Canal refocuses towards greater profits.More on this story here.
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