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MORE PRESSURE ON THE SWISS
Swiss may face EU action over banking laws.More on this story here.
EU sanctions threaten Swiss banking secrecy.More on this story here.
Swiss Face Pressure to Loosen Bank Secrecy Laws. (Free registration required.)More on this story here.
Swiss celebrate formal UN entry.More on this story here.
U.S. SENATE CONTINUES ANTI-OFFSHORE TIRADE
Another “no contract” prohibition gets inserted into a major bill.More on this story here and here.
BAHAMAS GETS NEW I.R.S. APPROVAL
NASSAU: The IRS gives renewed QI approval to the islands' KYC laws.More on this story here.
BARBADOS BENEFITS FROM CANADIAN TREATY
BRIDGETOWN: Island nation gives other havens strong competition.More on this story here.
CHANNEL ISLANDS JOB CUTS CONTINUE
GUERNSEY: Barclays Bank to drop 132 Guernsey jobs, as attrition grows.More on this story here.
BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE THINKS GIBRALTAR “ECCENTRIC”
LONDON: How dare those colonials demand a say in their own future?More on this story here.
KOREAN OFFSHORE LOSSES CLAIMED
SEOUL: Billions of wons said to be lost in offshore investments.More on this story here.
HOW F.A.T.F. DESTROYS FINANCIAL PRIVACY
Monetary expert Richard Rhan exposes the FATF gang.More on this story here.
SENATOR HILLARY SAYS WAR TAX THE RICH
NEW YORK: She thinks wars (Iraq, anti-terror) should be financed by a tax on the very wealthy.More on this story here.
REPORT SAYS 9-11 AFTERMATH COST MULTI-BILLIONS
The economic consequences of September 11, 2001 detailed.More on this story here.
ARAB BANKERS ADMIT TERROR CASH LAXNESS
MANAMA, Bahrain: They can do more, but claim they are not pro-terror.More on this story here.
HIGH U.K. CORPORATE TAXES HURT BUSINESS
LONDON: Bring corporate taxes down; boost income and jobs.More on this story here.
3500 official UK passports have been 'lost' in the mails.More on this story here.
A PEAN TO GOLD
He likes it; we like it; you like it; we all like gold.More on this story here.
9/11 ONE YEAR AFTER
Alexander Cockburn has his typically caustic-but-interesting say!More on this story here.
U.S. CIVIL LIBERTIES 9/11 CASUALTY
Are we really defending freedoms or are we losing them?More on this story here.
FBI WANTS YOUR FINANCIAL RECORDS
Commercial databases now used to spy on you.More on this story here.
U.N. RIGHTS CHIEF FEARS TERROR FIGHT HURTS RIGHTS
Governments trample civil liberties and crush opponents.More on this story here.
U.K. TERROR LAWS DESTROY NET PRIVACY
British one of world's worst in abuse of Net surveillance.More on this story here.
SWISS DEBUT AT THE UNITED NATIONS
BERN: Worries about national identity and traditional neutrality.More on this story here.
More about possible EU sanctions aimed at Swiss bank secrecy.More on this story here.
CHANGE IN AUSTRIA
VIENNA: New elections set; what will it mean for the future?More on this story here.
JERSEY LOOKS AT IMPACT OF E.U. CODE
ST. HELIER: Possible low or no corporate taxes could be a boon.More on this story here.
NATIONAL DAY IN GIBRALTAR
A celebration of Britishness by one of Her Majesty's last colonies.More on this story here.
HAVEN EXPERT URGES LEGAL RESISTANCE
BRIDGETOWN: Bruce Zagaris says take the US to court.More on this story here.
BERMUDA A 'POLITICAL FOOTBALL'
HAMILTON: Opposition slams government for failure to counter US Congress restrictions on offshore reincorporation.More on this story here.
NEVIS OFFSHORE SECTOR HEALTHY
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis: Traditional tax haven is off blacklists.More on this story here.
MOODY'S RATES CAYMAN ISLANDS
GEORGE TOWN, C.I.: Good credit rating; offshore helps.More on this story here.
BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES CONFAB
GRAND TURK, Turks & Cacaos Islands: UK colonials gather.More on this story here.
SINGAPORE CRACKS DOWN ON CORPORATIONS
Tough new draft accounting and listing standards issued.More on this story here.
U.S. GOVERNMENT WAR ON PROPERTY
A government that can jail the rich and well known at will and confiscate their assets can do the same thing to “ordinary” people.More on this story here.
AMERICAN TAXES DRIVE OUT BUSINESS
Without major tax reform, the US will no longer attract business.More on this story here.
And truly free trade is an absolute must for prosperity.More on this story here.
SPAIN'S LATIN AMERICAN BINGE
Spanish banks and corporations are left holding the investment bag after over extending themselves.More on this story here.
ONE YEAR LATER -- THE 9-11 AFTERMATH
The War on Civil Liberties. Even the New York Times is alarmed. More on this story here.
Americans surrendered civil liberties quietly after September 11. More on this story here.
Group ignorance becomes the norm. More on this story here.
Reason Magazine: Recommended: Trading Less Safety for More Freedom. More on this story here and here.
Immigrants still languish in INS jails. More on this story here.
Secret courts and government wiretaps. More on this story here.
2/3 of Americans not worried about Net surveillance. More on this story here.
US Dept. of Justice Top 10 List of Lost Liberties. More on this story here.
ONE OPINION ON THE TRUE MEANING OF PATRIOTISMLink here.
AMERICANS SKEPTICAL OF GOVERNMENT OVERREACHINGMore on this story here.
LUXEMBOURG KNOCKS E.U. ANTI-SWISS SANCTIONS
Heavy handed EU threats of sanctions against Swiss bank secrecy backfired as tax haven Luxembourg says no to “political war”.More on this story here.
Swiss bankers urge government firmness against EU threats.More on this story here.
Swiss economy stagnant as recession continues.More on this story here.
Swiss Channel Islands consul helps 25 Swiss banks there.More on this story here.
IRISH TAX COLLECTORS CHASE 60,000 OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS
DUBLIN: Banks turn over names of suspected offshore tax cheats.More on this story here and here.
BERMUDA INSURANCE CO. HEAD HITS U.S. RE-INCORPORATIONS
HAMILTON: The head of ACE Ltd. says American companies who shift incorporation to the island are giving Bermuda a bad reputation.More on this story here.
BAHAMAS GOVERNMENT DENIES IT IS CORPORATE TAX HAVEN
NASSAU: Not in the same class as Bermuda or Barbados, they say.More on this story here and here.
DOMINICA RAISES TAXES, ANGERS TAXPAYERS
ROSEAU: Tax increase causes public protests.More on this story here and here (Scroll down the pages to get to items).
$6 BILLION HONG KONG MONEY LAUNDERING CASE
Sketchy report of major laundering; dirty cash cases increase.More on this story here and here.
U.S. TREASURY EYES OFFSHORE INSURANCE
WASHINGTON: Perpetually tax hungry IRS eyes legal hedge fund and life insurance wrappers as offshore tax avoidance targets.More on this story here.
U.S. FINES BANK FOR MONEY LAUNDERING VIOLATIONS
MIAMI: A case study of what client conduct banks must watch for and report to the Feds as potential money laundering.More on this story here.
MORE ABOUT US-EU SECRET NEGOTIATIONS
BRUSSELS: Ashcroft, EU officials confer on joint police powers.More on this story here, here, and here.
U.S. SENATORS ACCUSE F.B.I. OF WIRETAP GRAB
WASHINGTON: FBI goes far beyond legal powers granted in USA Patriot Act and does so in secret.More on this story here.
U.S. SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS GROW IN NUMBERMore on this story here.
SILENCE ABOUT SECRECY
Politicians (and most American citizens) stay mum as rights are taken away.More on this story here.
COURT KNOCKS INDEFINITE DETENTION BY US GOVERNMENTMore on this story here.
EUROPEAN UNION USES ANTI-TERROR TO CURB DISSENT
LONDON: EU's year long “war on freedom and democracy”.More on this story here.
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