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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 23, 2013

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 01:09am by LETTERS

    ... Promote beach resorts, but not tax haven I refer to the report (“Tax haven picks HK for drive into Asia”, May 16). I find it ironic that InvestHK, a government agency, is providing ... by Hong Kong firms which will be encouraged to establish opaque financial and legal entities in this Caribbean tax haven. As a Hong Kong citizen and taxpayer, I welcome the establishment ...

  2. The real threat

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... to be confronted by challenges from all sides. At the recent Group of 20 summit in London, French President Nicolas Sarkozy suggested the inclusion of Hong Kong and Macau on a list of tax havens. Mr ... as a tax haven. Indeed, the island state is striving to become the Asian Switzerland. Singapore has been put on a so-called grey list of tax havens by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation ...

  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Former China Resources chief Song Lin linked to two tax haven companies

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:30am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Ex-China Resources chief was a director of two offshore firms with another detained executive Leaked files show Song's link to tax haven companies ... Progress and Dragon Rider Development. Both companies were incorporated in the tax haven in February 2000. Song was made a director of the two companies the following April, while Wang joined ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC pledges tax haven cutback at annual meeting

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

    ... 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 Follow @SCMP_News HSBC pledged to cut its activities in tax havens and further tighten compliance procedures, under a barrage of complaints about past misdeeds from shareholders ...

  5. News - World

    How offshore havens let financial schemers hide their gains

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Chris Green

    ... The Washington Post of offshore havensProbe of huge data trove shows financial schemers, not just legitimate investors, use tax havens, where they conceal their gains, making it hard ... of investors' money. All three American cases have one thing in common: money ending up in offshore accounts and trusts set up in tax havens. The existence of the trusts surfaced during an examination ...

  6. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    IBM tax rate hits 20-year low with help of Dutch haven

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:37am by Bloomberg

    ... havens for multinational firms looking for ways to legally reduce their tax rates. "They've got a lot of ways to beat earnings and they definitely take advantage of it," said Josh ... a corporate tax haven where IBM has thousands of employees. The Dutch group had three employees in 2008, a number that swelled to about 205,000 by the end of 2012- only 2 per cent of whom actually ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Chinaleaks: Hong Kong anti-poverty duo 'failed to declare ties to tax haven'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:01am by Tanna Chong

    ... duo failed to declare ties to tax haven Two members of the government's Commission on Poverty failed to declare ties to companies registered in the secretive tax haven of the British ... for comment last night. While there are no legal consequences for commission members who fail to declare an interest, a fellow member says the pair's use of the notorious tax haven could shake ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The US$50b a year reason China's elite love tax havens

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:13am by Tom Holland

    ... reason China's elite love tax havens Yesterday an outfit called the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published a story in several newspapers around the world alleging that close relatives of many of China's senior leaders own companies registered in offshore tax havens including the British Virgin Islands. In terms of revelatory shock, this story has as much ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tax havens in spotlight as nine countries sign up to international tax protocols

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

    ... The Guardian in London Pressure on British overseas territories amid push to revamp global tax frameworks Tax havens in spotlight as more data shared A wealth of information about companies and individuals registered in well-known tax havens is set to come to light now that nine more countries have signed up to international tax protocols. Luxembourg, Singapore and Austria, ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Barclays under fire over African tax haven promotion

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

    ... The Guardian UK lender hails Mauritius as 'offshore financial centre of choice for India, sub-Saharan region' Barclays under fire over African tax haven promotion Barclays has come under fire for promoting the use of offshore tax havens as a route for companies investing in Africa. In a report published last week, ActionAid says Barclays' marketing of offshore ...




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