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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    British tax authorities investigate list of HSBC accounts in Jersey

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Department of Justice for allegedly helping American clients evade taxes. HSBC said in May that penalties to settle the tax-evasion probe could be "significant". The Swiss unit had suffered ... British tax authorities are investigating a list of more than 4,000 British residents who have bank accounts with HSBC Holdings, the country's biggest lender, in the offshore tax ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    US whistle-blower Bradley Birkenfeld gets US$104m in UBS tax evasion case

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Whistle-blower jailed after revealing tax evasion wins biggest ever federal payout US$104m for banker who lifted lid on UBS Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS banker who went ... it fostered tax evasion from 2000 to 2007 and turn over data on 250 Swiss accounts. UBS later agreed to provide information on another 4,450 accounts. Since then, at least 33,000 Americans have ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    13 banks in spotlight after Credit Suisse penalty in US tax probes

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Newark 13 banks face rising stakes after rival lender's guilty plea marks watershed in American crackdown on offshore evasion Credit Suisse offers map in U.S. tax probes Thirteen Swiss banks face rising stakes in criminal tax evasion probes after Credit Suisse Group set a new standard for punishment in the United States crackdown on offshore tax evasion. Julius ...

  4. News - World - BANKING

    Second Swiss bank shuts amid US tax pressure

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 04:09am by AFP

    ... institutions for abetting tax evasion. Zurich-based Bank Frey, which manages about 2 billion Swiss francs (HK$17 billion), said its shareholders had decided to halt operations. "The decision stems ... of the tax dispute with the USA," it said in a statement. Bank Frey is one of the 14 Swiss banks under investigation by the US Justice Department for aiding US taxpayers in avoiding taxes ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Bank chief probed over secret deals

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... measures against tax evasion and offshore havens, an Austrian bank has confirmed it is investigating its chief executive for using companies in Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) ... Austrian bank with offices in Asia, including Hong Kong, mainland China and Singapore, according to its website. This European Council managed to unblock a number of frozen files [on tax evasion ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC pledges tax haven cutback at annual meeting

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... be one of the world's top three trading currencies by 2015. As the European Union toughens its measures against tax evasion and offshore havens, a shareholder asked what the bank would do, ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Chairman tells angry shareholders bank will improve compliance, sees great opportunities in increasingly internationalised yuan HSBC pledges tax haven cutback ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC asset sale to LGT will halve countries served by its private bank

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... to Liechtenstein's biggest bank LGT Group Foundation. Wealth management can be an extremely high return business, but a clampdown on tax evasion and tougher compliance rules across banking have put intense ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Too big to jail? No bank above the law, says US Attorney General

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Criminal charges could be filed within weeks following tax evasion probes of European banks No bank is 'above the law', says US attorney general United States Attorney General Eric Holder warned that no financial institution should consider itself "above the law", amid investigations into alleged tax evasion and money ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Barclays under fire over African tax haven promotion

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 03:52am by GDN

    ... they work. The report does not directly accuse Barclays, or the companies it works with, of tax avoidance or suggest any illegal activity. "If people want to put their money offshore, ... development agenda in light of such figures, with NGOs and high-level officials condemning tax avoidance as putting at risk poor countries' prospects for development and self-sufficiency. ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Swiss to let banks give client info to the US

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... to the United States tax authorities. The country has been in talks with the US for more than two years to resolve an investigation of at least 14 financial firms that allegedly helped Americans hide ... assistance procedures under a tax agreement with the US, it said. The agreement may lead to total fines of as much as 10 billion Swiss francs (HK$80 billion), Tages-Anzeiger reported. "The Swiss ...




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