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U.S. CORPORATE SLAVES?
More from Dan Mitchell on wrong headed legislative attempts to curb the right of US corporations to move offshore to reduce taxes.More on this story here.
US left-wingers in the Democrat party want to make offshore US business moves a 'rich vs. poor' political issues in the next election.More on this story here.
HONG KONG CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE
One of the world's richest city-states has a bad case of nerves.More on this story here.
GIBRALTAR STIFFS UNITED KINGDOM
Residents of The Rock greet the UK Foreign Secretary with scorn and plan a quick referendum to embarrass both London and Madrid.More on this story here and here.
Gibraltarians jeer UK's Straw as 'traitor.'More on this story here.
WHY SWISS VOTED TO JOIN THE UNITED NATIONS
Mark Nestmann, editor of The Sovereign Individual, explains the real reasons behind the narrow Swiss vote to join the UN.More on this story here.
GRENADA BANK CLOSURE SHAKES BRIT INVESTMENT GROUP
Grenada regulators takes over Imperium Bank, offshore subsidiary of controversial British based Imperial Consolidated Group.More on this story here.
New USA Patriot Act anti-money laundering credit card rules presume offshore credit card holders are crooks.More on this story here.
Patriot Act anti-dirty cash rules governing US insurance companies are delayed for 6 months; too complex to handle in so short a time.More on this story here.
MOST INVESTORS STAY HOME
Despite better returns offshore, most investors choose to keep their money at home in domestic investments.More on this story here.
BRITS APE U.S. LAWSUIT CRAZE
The UK rush to litigation mirrors the horrendous US court crisis.More on this story here.
PAUL BLASTS OFFSHORE BUSINESS SUBSIDIES
US Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex) exposes a real offshore scandal; US government Ex-Im Bank subsidies for big business.More on this story here.
LUCKY DOWN UNDER
NEW ZEALAND hailed for a lucky economic situation.More on this story here.
JAPANESE HIT HARD TIMES
TOKYO. Continued recession ends the Japanese taste for luxury.More on this story here.
And Communist CHINA discovers 'private banking'.More on this story here.
BANKS DENY RAND RAID
Foreign banks in SOUTH AFRICA deny a role in fall of the rand.More on this story here.
I.D. THIEVES USE FAKE U.S. TAX FORMS
Fake bank and tax forms are being used to steal IDs.More on this story here.
NEW BAHAMAS GOVERNMENT REVIEWS ANTI-OFFSHORE LAWS
NASSAU. Confirming our report of yesterday, the new PLP government says it will review the anti-offshore laws adopted by the defeated FNM.More on this story here and here.
MORE PROOF HAVENS NOT USED BY TERRORISTS
WASHINGTON. US intelligence officials admit they failed to find any sort of cash paper trail leading to the 11 Sept. attacks.More on this story here.
E.U. CHARGED WITH HARMING GIBRALTAR
As IBC registrations drop, Rock financial leaders charge EU actions have caused uncertainty and that the EU has sided with Spain.More on this story here.
MALTA PROMOTED AS WORLD TRADE CENTER
VALETTA. The low tax island is promoted as the place to do business in the Mediterranean.More on this story here.
GOLD HITS A 26-MONTH HIGH
LONDON. Spot gold prices hit a new high in London, boosting gold producer shares and the South African rand.More on this story here.
U.S GOVERNMENT LOVES SECRECY
Post 9-11, US government officials use secrecy to its hilt and beyond, as basic liberties are curbed with little protest.More on this story here.
Because most Americans seem willing to surrender their liberties in fear of terrors yet unknown.More on this story here.
CANADA ANTI-TERROR BILL ATTACKED
OTTAWA. Government's latest draft of anti-terrorism legislation is tainted by an alarming potential to curb civil liberties.More on this story here.
EUROPE MOVES RIGHT
Regardless of the French election outcome, Europe is moving right politically. Here's a country roundup of recent developments.More on this story here and here.
U.S. WITHDRAWS FROM WORLD CRIMINAL COURT
WASHINGTON. The Bush administration withdraws the US signatory status from the treaty setting up the International Criminal Court.More on this story here and here.
U.S. Rep. Ron PAUL's pleased reaction.More on this story here.
Reasonable Doubt: Case Against the International Criminal Court.More on this story here.
MARX IN AMERICA?
You may be shocked to learn the role that Karl Marx's utopian vision plays in contemporary American society.More on this story here.
IS THE 'AmeriSnitch' SPY PROGRAM WATCHING YOU?
Using the usual 'anti-terrorist' excuse, the government fosters a national network of spies looking for 'suspicious people.'More on this story here.
NEW BAHAMAS FINANCE MINISTER HITS O.E.C.D.
NASSAU. James Smith, finance minister in the new PLP government, accuses the OECD of "economic neo-colonialism" and unfair treatment of offshore tax havens. Elections do make a difference.More on this story here.
And the Nassau Institute charges the OECD is an illegal renegade.More on this story here.
SWISS BANK SECRECY STALEMATE
Talks with the European Union bog down as the Swiss insist bank secrecy is not negotiable, but the EU says it must be.More on this story here.
The EU accuses the Swiss of blocking a European deal on cross border taxation by insisting on bank secrecy.More on this story here.
The number of reported Swiss money laundering cases is on the rise.More on this story here.
HONG KONG DEFENDED
An observer on the scene says the fundamentals are sound, but the Beijing Communist hand picked government is inept.More on this story here.
And HK gets a good credit rating from S&P.More on this story here.
BLOODY ANTI-TAX PROTEST
BRANDENBERG, Germany. An alleged descendant of the infamous Count Dracula wants to establish a low-tax 'kingdom' in Germany.More on this story here.
O'NEILL CALLS FOR RADICAL TAX REFORM
US Treasury Secretary says end corporate taxes, overhaul the tax code.More on this story here.
U.S. CORPORATE MOVE BECOMES POLITICAL ISSUE
Offshore re-incorporation raises hackles in a company town.More on this story here.
HER MAJESTY'S TAX EXEMPTION
LONDON. Queen Elizabeth II will pay no inheritance tax on her late mother's $73 million estate. Sovereignty, you know, old boy!More on this story here.
U.K. LABOUR WANTS CORPORATE SURVEILLANCE
LONDON. Government powers to put companies under surveillance and imprison corporate directors will infringe basic human rights.More on this story here.
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