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BAHAMAS BAR LEADER KNOCKS O.E.C.D.
NASSAU. Dr. Peter D. Maynard discusses OECD destabilization of "small fragile countries primarily populated by people of color."More on this story here.
BERMUDA OFFICIALS LOBBY U.S. CONGRESS
HAMILTON. Fearful of restrictions on US corporate moves offshore, top Bermuda leaders visit Washington to state their case.More on this story here.
'Enron anger' may give push to US offshore corporate curbs.More on this story here.
DOMINICA BANKER PLEADS GUILTY
The former president of a "rogue" Caribbean bank pleads guilty to a money laundering conspiracy charge.More on this story here.
The Swiss Foreign Ministry says it is willing to discuss changes in the nation's bank secrecy laws with EU negotiators.More on this story here.
LIECHTENSTEIN CLAIMS U.S. SUPPORT
The head of government says US Treasury Secretary O'Neill backs the principality in its struggle with the OECD.More on this story here.
STRAW ATTACKED FROM ALL SIDES ON GIBRALTAR
UK Foreign Secretary attacked by Labour colleague and Rock residents over plans to surrender of sovereignty to Spain.More on this story here and here.
DISPELLING THE E.U. TAX HARMONY MYTH
Dan Mitchell of the Heritage Foundation counters EU tax bureaucrats who claim the move toward a "single market" requires tax harmonization.More on this story here.
USA PATRIOT ACT RULES DELAYED
Strict new 'due diligence' rules on US private banking are delayed.More on this story here.
The US SEC considers new restrictions on hedge funds.More on this story here.
U.S. TAX CODE MOST COMPLEX IN WORLD
Long overdue for a major revamping, the US tax code is a mess.More on this story here.
CREDIT CARDS THIEVES ONLINE
Thousands of stolen credit card numbers are for sale on the Internet.More on this story here.
I.R.S. UPDATES TAX FRAUD PAGES
Expanded web site pages cover recent fraud cases.More on this story here.
ADVANTAGES OF A LIVING TRUST
Passing on family wealth means careful planning.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE FINANCE GROUP IN DEEP TROUBLE
UK-based Imperial Consolidated and its banking arm are under investigation as offshore firms complain to the UK FSA.More on this story here.
BERMUDA WISHFUL THINKER
The Finance Minister returns from his Washington lobbying hopeful that Congress wont restrict US offshore re-incorporation. Guess again!More on this story here.
THE GIBRALTAR MESS MAKES NO SENSE
An Englishman conjectures on why UK Foreign Office ponces want to abandon a strategic base and 30,000 people for no good reason.More on this story here.
TWO CHEERS FOR COLONIALISM
Conservative Indian scholar Dinesh D'Souza argues that the West immeasurably enriched the lives of the descendants of colonialism.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE FINANCIAL SERVICES DEAD END?
A pessimist views outside pressures, anti-money laundering laws, new regulatory controls and sees a dying offshore regime.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE TRUSTS STILL NEEDED
Here's why offshore asset protection trusts are still a valuable tool in wise family and business estate planning.More on this story here.
NEW U.S. 'BORDER SECURITY' RULES
Think you're going to visit the US? Check he new rules for visas.More on this story here.
CATO HEAD ASSESSES POST 9/11 AMERICA
Edward H. Crane, founder and president of the Cato Institute provides a realistic assessment of the new American police state.More on this story here.
John Fund looks at Cato on its 25th anniversary.More on this story here.
And Pres. Bush praises Milton Friedman.More on this story here.
ANTI-TERRORISM WAR A FAILURE
So says columnist Charlie Reese.More on this story here.
E.U. PLANS TELECOM SURVEILLANCE
European Union snoops plans total spying on you.More on this story here.
WORLD CRIMINAL COURT CURBED
US Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex) gets Congress to cut off funds for the International Criminal Court treaty.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE CORPORATE TAX BATTLE HEATS UP
WASHINGTON. As another US corporation heads offshore to save taxes, the fight moves to the floor of the US Congress.More on this story here and here.
U.K.-SPANISH GIBRALTAR DEAL COLLAPSES
Amid Tory criticism and defenses worries, Labour's planned surrender of The Rock is foundering.More on this story here, here, and here.
JERSEY MAY SELLOUT TO E.U. DEMANDS
ST HELIER, Jersey. The island tax haven may agree to exchange tax information with all EU member state tax collectors. Time to move?More on this story here.
LIECHTENSTEIN HAVEN FOR MARCOS MILLIONS?
A Philippine inquiry hears that US$400 million of the late Ferdinand Marcos' cash may be stashed in the principality.More on this story here.
DUTCH VOTE PUSHES EUROPE RIGHTWARD
AMSTERDAM. Joining a European trend, Dutch voters end the 8 year rule of the country's leftist coalition government.More on this story here.
OFFSHORE ISRAELI RICH TAX TARGETS
Most wealthy Israelis take advantage of foreign tax havens to avoid high taxes. Now Israel's tax collectors are on their trail.More on this story here.
CANADA MONEY LAUNDERING RULES APE U.S.
TORONTO. Learning nothing from disastrous US anti-money laundering laws, Canada trods the same anti-privacy road.More on this story here.
SOLOMAN ISLANDS LATEST TAX HAVEN?
The Solomon Islands government works on a new investment and immigration plan to attract wealthy foreigners and investors.More on this story here.
BANKS FOREX TRADING INVESTIGATION
US Justice Dept. is investigating claims of anti-competitive deals in the huge foreign exchange markets.More on this story here.
HALF BILLION METALS FRAUD
International banks are defrauded of more than $600m using fake documents purporting to show metal trades to secure loans.More on this story here.
WORLD CORRUPTION INDEX
Transparency International publishes latest index of corruption. South African bribes on the rise.More on this story here, here, and here.
UNITED KINGDOM TAX NEWS
Experts warns of a coming inheritance tax crisis.More on this story here.
Cut UK taxes by going, even moving, offshore.More on this story here.
UK expats must know UK residency rules to avoid tax.More on this story here.
Incorporate for big UK tax savings.More on this story here.
RICH IN RED CHINA
There are now thousands of multimillionaires in China, and the super-rich have reached critical mass.More on this story here.
THE HAWALA CASH TRANSFER SYSTEM
The Muslim world's fast and reliable cash movement system explained.More on this story here.
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