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SWISS CALL E.U. DEMANDS 'UNACCEPTABLE'
Finance Minister dismisses EU criticism of banking secrecy.More on this story here.
NEW BAHAMAS GOVERNMENT OUTLINES PLANS
NASSAU. Special ministry for finance and investment, 'offshore' no more?More on this story here.
CARIBBEAN HAVENS STILL F.A.T.F. BLACKLISTED
Nevis, St. Vincent, Dominica not off yet.More on this story here.
CYPRUS TAX HAVEN STATUS DYING FOR RUSSIANS
Their use for a once favorite tax haven island is about ended.More on this story here.
GIBRALTAR RESPONDS TO BRIT SMEARS
The Rock says it's books are wide open and transparent.More on this story here.
HONG KONG FREEDOMS ENDANGERED
Increasing control by Beijing Communists curtails liberties.More on this story here.
U.S. IRS TARGETS PACIFIC TAX CHEATS
False residency for tax dodges questioned.More on this story here.
FOREIGN CORPORATIONS IN U.S. MAY GET BIG TAX BILL
WASHINGTON. $50 billion more in taxes over the next 10 years.More on this story here and here.
House of Representatives committee may re-write corporate tax laws.More on this story here.
'Runaway Corporations: Political Band-Aids vs. Long-Term Solutions.' A Special Cato Institute Report.Download here.
IS A 'CASHLESS SOCIETY' INEVITABLE?
And isn't that just what the controlling high tax globalists want?More on this story here.
U.S. STOCK BROKERS DIRTY CASH RULES
Investment firms forced to become government financial spies.More on this story here.
BRIT OFFSHORE ADVICE COSTS
LONDON: KPMG sells tax avoidance, but at a high cost.More on this story here.
EVERGREEN TRUST FRAUD SEEKS OFFSHORE CASH
Bahamas, Costa Rica are targeted for new litigation in stock fraud case.More on this story here.
DOMESTIC SPYING RETURNS TO U.S.
FBI's domestic surveillance powers bring back the bad old days.More on this story here.
FEDS MAY DEMAND ALL E-MAIL DATA
Following the EU and UK big Brother plans, US police may require all your e-mail copies and web surfing records.More on this story here.
WORLD CRIMINAL COURT NOW IN SESSION
But US wisely opts way out of no holds barred tribunal.More on this story here.
Case Against the International Criminal Court, Cato Institute.More on this story here.
SWISS UNDER BANK SECRECY PRESSURE
ZURICH. EU keeps on demanding Swiss stop acting like Swiss.More on this story here.
MILOSEVIC CYPRUS CASH STASH
NICOSIA. Ex-Yugo Prez had offshore front companies and bank accounts stuffed with millions on Cyprus.More on this story here.
LIECHTENSTEIN OFF F.A.T.F. WATCH LIST
VADUZ. The principality is seen as cash clean.More on this story here and here.
Mini Research Guide to the Laws of Liechtenstein on the Net.More on this story here.
GIBRALTAR DEAL TERMS REVEALED
No deal, but half a deal between UK and Spain.More on this story here.
ISLE OF MAN TAX CUT HELPS ECONOMY
DOUGLAS. Abolition of corporate taxes will boost economy.More on this story here.
BAHAMAS EASES BANK RULES
NASSAU. New government extends KYC deadlines.More on this story here.
U.S. BANKS OBJECT TO NEW MONEY LAUNDERING RULES
WASHINGTON. Major US banks and securities dealers have finally got guts enough to tell the government its proposed new money laundering rules are too diffuse, unfocused and unworkable.More on this story here.
BUSH SHOULD REJECT EUROPEAN HIGH TAX CARTEL
Veronique de Rugy of the Cato Institute explains why.More on this story here.
COMMUNIST CHINESE CHASE TAX EVADERS
BEIJING. Commie tax collectors want rich capitalists to pay up.More on this story here.
JULY 4, 2002 - DEPENDENCE DAY?
How would modern Americans respond to the 1776 call for independence?More on this story here.
RON PAUL: MUCH NEEDED 'DR. NO'
WASHINGTON. Rep. Ron Paul doesn't mind if his colleagues in the US House of Representatives call him "Dr. No."More on this story here.
BUSH REPUDIATES WORLD CRIMINAL COURT
WASHINGTON. Says 'no' to day old tribunal.More on this story here.
BRITISH I.D. CARS THREATEN CIVIL LIBERTIES
LONDON. Tony Blair's Labourite police state moves ahead with ID cards for all as civil liberties groups protest.More on this story here and here.
OFFICIAL WARNS AGAINST SWISS 'POLICE STATE'
Switzerland's top data protection official warns against violating the rights of Swiss citizens in the name of anti-terror programs.More on this story here.
E.U. TAXMAN PRESSURES SWISS ON TAX EVASION
EU's top tax man meets with Swiss Finance Ministers.More on this story here and here.
SWISS SHUT DOWN FINANCE COMPANIES
Anti-money laundering agency closes three finance operations.More on this story here.
PARTIAL PLAN FOR GIBRALTAR?
Talk, talk, talk but no agreement on a 5-year turnover plan.More on this story here.
BIG 5 CONSULTANTS SAVE TAXES OFFSHORE
Big Five accounting consultant spin-offs use structures in Bermuda, Luxembourg and Switzerland designed to minimize taxation.More on this story here.
BERMUDA MAY ALLOW NEW BANKS
HAMILTON. Bank regulators may allow new or foreign banks into three-bank Bermuda for the first time in 40 years.More on this story here.
CLEANED UP NEVIS HOSTS MONEY LAUNDERING MEET
BASSETERRE. Long time tax haven, fresh off the FATF blacklist plans for a clean money future.More on this story here.
SINGAPORE RECESSION SHOCKS CITY STATE
After decades of growth, questioning of a state directed economy.More on this story here.
E.U. WANTS ENTRY-EXIT CASH REPORTS
BRUSSELS. The 15 nation bloc may require signed reports from all visitors carrying more than 15,000 euros in cash or equivalent value.More on this story here.
E.U. BANK CARD SECURITY
AMSTERDAM. Current magnetic strip ATM cards may soon be replaced by more secure electronic chip cards.More on this story here.
ANOTHER SPANISH BANK SCANDAL
MADRID. Santander Central Hispano (SCH), Spain's biggest bank, faces fresh troubles; five top executives of aiding tax evasion.More on this story here.
S.E.C. PATRIOT ACT RULES A MAJOR BURDEN
WASHINGTON. Mutual funds, brokers and maybe hedge funds too.More on this story here.
U.S. ANTI-TERROR LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL
LOS ANGELES. A federal judge says the government cannot label groups as 'terrorist' without an appeal process.More on this story here.
U.K. LABOUR WANTS NATIONAL I.D CARDS
LONDON: For the first time since post-WW II way back in 1952.More on this story here.
Massive abuse of UK privacy feared.More on this story here.
BRITISH CITIZENSHIP FOR 35,000 AFRICAN ASIANS
LONDON: 35 000 overseas British ex-colonials of Asian origin living in east Africa are to be granted full UK citizenship.More on this story here.
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