Wealth International, Limited

Offshore News Digest for Week of July 8, 2002


Poll: HALF OF AMERICANS WILLING TO SUSPEND FREEDOMS

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SWISS BANKS GET TOUGHER MONEY LAUNDERING RULES

ZURICH: Know-your-customer laws to be extended to politicians and high risk businesses (!).

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Swiss resolve should be as strong as its defense fortifications.

Commentary here.

ANSBACHER CAYMAN LIST MAY BE PROSECUTED

DUBLIN: P.M. Ahern says tax collectors will pursue offshore account holders but others say prosecution is unlikely.

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Ireland's Own Troubles. Comment by Cal Thomas here.


ISLE OF MAN ON SLIPPERY SLOPE?

DOUGLAS. Officials down play impact of OECD exchange of information agreement and suggest possible EU membership.

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KINGDOM OF SEALAND IN THE NEWS AGAIN

Internet restrictions cause server boom for HavenCo.

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HONG KONG TAXES MAY GO UP

Long a low tax jurisdiction, deficits may cause a tax boost.

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DEMOCRAT SAYS STOP OFFSHORE TAX HAVENS

US House Leader Rep. Gephart says abolish them.

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NEWS UPDATES:

More about police raid on offshore operation in Costa Rica here.

Liquidators report here on First International Bank of Grenada.

March Harris organization evicted from Panama offices. More on this story here.


OFFSHORE BANKS SET FOR MAJOR CHANGES

BASLE, Switzerland. New world banking regulations pending.

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U.S. CASH FLEES TO OFFSHORE COMPANY A.D.R.s

NEW YORK. US traded shares of foreign companies way up.

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I.R.S. STEPS UP ANTI-TAX SHELTER ATTACK

Client lists demanded by IRS agents chasing 'abusive tax shelters'.

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DIVERSIFY YOUR FAMILY WEALTH

Forbes shows you how to diversify all your wealth.

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THE CASE FOR CASH

Jim Grant writes in praise of cash investments.

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WORLD COST-OF-LIVING INDEX

Tokyo is still the most expensive city in the world.

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QUEEN MARY II WILL BE A GIANT

At 150,000 tons and ú538 million, Cunard's Queen Mary II will be a giant of the sea. Better book now for 2004.

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BRITISH PRESS ATTACKS NATIONAL I.D. CARD PROPOSAL

A proposed national 'entitlement card' system is blasted.

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Unworkable and highly vulnerable cards denounced as liberty threat.

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BRIT 'KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER' RULES FAIL

LONDON. They cause more problems than they solve.

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BRIT POLICE FLOODED WITH FALSE REPORTS

Anti-terror money law swamps police with phony tips.

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U.K. REVENUE RECOVERS CASH

Nearly ú13 million from prosecutions for tax evasion.

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WIRETAP BACKDOORS COMPROMISE TELEPHONE PRIVACY.

Special report by Sovereign Society editorial director Mark Nestmann.

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