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LIECHTENSTEIN MAY SIGN WITH O.E.C.D.
Negotiations are under way with the principality to exchange tax info.More on this story here.
COOK ISLANDS SIGNS, GETS OFF O.E.C.D. BLACKLIST
RAROTONGA. With the 'level playing field' proviso that no tax info will be exchanged unless all other G-7 nations and tax havens do the same.More on this story here, here, and here.
ISLE OF MAN COMPROMISES, PROSPERS
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man. The island looks for an offshore 'flight to quality' as the Financial Times details increasing financial activity.More on this story here, here, and here.
BERMUDA FEARS U.S. CONGRESS ACTIONS
HAMILTON. Offshore industry fears US anti-offshore proposals may curb business reincorporating but hurt insurance as well.More on this story here.
PANAMA BANKS NEW OPENNESS
PANAMA CITY. The financial community worked hard to clean up its act, while still preserving offshore financial privacy.More on this story here.
SWISS SAY NO COMPROMISE ON BANK SECRECY
GENEVA. In spite of outside pressures, top official says bank secrecy will stay.More on this story here.
But Swiss politicians still push to join the European Union.More on this story here.
And Swiss police just conducted major anti-money laundering raids.More on this story here.
GIBRALTAR SELLOUT REVEALED
Radio Free Europe details the predicament of The Rock.More on this story here and here.
EUROPEAN UNION TAX ATTACK
Daniel Mitchell of the Heritage Foundation details EU plans to tax the world.More on this story here.
UNITED NATIONS WANTS YOUR TAXES
It's not a conspiracy if it's out in the open. The UN makes plain they want a global tax collection agency, a world IRS.More on this story here.
US Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex) explains how the UN plans its global tax.More on this story here.
O.E.C.D. PONDERS TAX ON ALL INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS
PARIS. Those tax-free bureaucrats just wont let the Tobin Tax die.More on this story here.
Unaccountable OECD bureaucrats squander your tax money.More on this story here.
THERE'S MORE THAN THE EURO
Far better European currencies can make a profit. Think Britain, Sweden, Norway.More on this story here.
WHY ULTRA LEFTIST BILLIONAIRES?
Why are the likes of Soros, Gates & Rockefeller associated with ultra leftist causes?More on this story here.
SOUTH AFRICA TRASHES OFFSHORE BUSINESS
JOHANNESBURG. Having failed to bring prosperity to Africa's richest nation, the ANC government makes offshore the scapegoat.More on this story here.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS SIGNS U.S. IRS TAX ACCORD
The United Kingdom, on behalf of its overseas territory, the BVI, one of the largest financial centers in the Caribbean, on Tuesday signed a tax information exchange treaty with the US.More on this story here and here.
Treaty text: here.
And, not coincidentally, the BVI gets off the OECD tax haven blacklist.More on this story here.
BERMUDA DEFENDS AGAINST U.S. CONGRESS DEMANDS
US Senate hearings are scheduled for April 11th, and offshore Bermuda hopes US politicians wont go too far.More on this story here.
And here's why US companies go offshore; outrageously high US corporate taxes, double taxation of dividends and income.More on this story here.
Another US company goes offshore, saves $55 million in taxes.More on this story here.
MIDEAST TENSIONS HELP SWITZERLAND
History repeats, as foreign cash flows into Swiss banks.More on this story here.
Even as the Swiss step up their international ties and accords.More on this story here and here.
BELATED CAYMANS PROMISES
GEORGETOWN. Having agreed with the IRS to share tax information, the CI government says henceforth it will consult with offshore providers.More on this story here.
BAHAMAS LOSES SOVEREIGNTY
NASSAU. The Nassau Institute explains how radical financial laws in The Bahamas are destroying government control over the nation.More on this story here.
U.K. LABOURITE TREASURY THREATENS JERSEY
London & EU demands could cripple the Channel Island offshore center.More on this story here.
MALTA E.U. BID MAY FALTER
Domestic politics may keep the low tax island out of the EU.More on this story here.
1st class amenities and low taxes makes Malta very attractive for foreign retirees & others seeking permanent residence.More on this story here.
CHANGE IN U.K. DOMICILE TAX DISASTROUS
LONDON. Maritime leaders predict major disaster for British based shipping if wealthy, non-UK domiciled citizens are taxed.More on this story here.
LABUAN OFFSHORE CENTER GETS BOOSTS
LABUAN, Malaysia. Newly revised laws, increasing bank deposits.More on this story here and here.
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA SEEKS OFFSHORE HAVENS
This major Canadian bank is hunting for private banking business in Europe and Channel Island tax havens.More on this story here.
STAY AWAY FROM U.B.S.
The major Swiss bank has severely restricted the rights of it US clients and now its software presumes all clients are crooks.More on this story here.
U.S. STOCK BROKERS SERVE AS POLICE SPIES
Interesting Q & A about the new rules mandated by the USA Patriot Act governing US stock brokers and their clients.More on this story here.
CALL FOR SENSIBLE ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING LAWS
WASHINGTON. A new report calls for an end to useless financial reporting and emphasis on catching real cash criminals.More on this story here.
LIECHTENSTEIN TRUSTS ANALYZED
A detailed discussion of the Principality's famous asset protection and family trusts.More on this story here.
ARGENTINA'S GREEN FEVER EPIDEMIC
BUENOS AIRES. Peso repudiators clamor for the US dollar.More on this story here.
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