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  1. Shakeout in tax haven leaves hard choices for firms

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... of a shadowy tax haven after being included in a list of unco-operative jurisdictions maintained by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1998. It has been among the top preferred tax havens for offshore companies because it is exempt from local income, estate, or inheritance tax. Companies registered there are also able to achieve a high degree of non-transparency ...

  2. Tax haven

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter from Lorna Smith, executive director of the BVI International Finance Centre ('Principled Status', August 5), in which she defends the British Virgin Islands' record as an offshore 'tax haven'. Ms Smith is correct to state that the BVI has never appeared on any so-called blacklist, and that it has always been co-operative towards ...

  3. Right jurisdiction offers beneficial haven for the rich

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... David Evans Offshore regimes are key to achieving a portfolio structure that is confidential and tax-efficient It is not unusual for today's modern families to have their members ... tax-efficient and confidential manner. A key component in achieving those goals is jurisdiction. Many bankers use 'offshore jurisdictions' in structuring a portfolio. In legal terms, ...

  4. Security of the banking sector creates a global safe haven

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Woo

    ... immediate relief. The industry has also been under pressure from European Union members to shelve banking secrecy in the belief that their nationals are evading taxes by depositing funds in Swiss banks. The Swiss have resisted and negotiated a withholding tax of up to 35 per cent. The last few years have been rocky ones for the Swiss banking sector but, moving forward, Dr Meier believes ...

  5. Bonds seen as safe haven again

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... high' resulting from the refinancing boom and hefty tax cuts. He says the most likely scenario now is subdued growth that will hover around 3 per cent. Those numbers are respectable by any ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the effect of widening tax collection in the community, and stop the revenue dilution of company transactions passing through obscure tax havens. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED ... make Mr Clinton's affairs look like small beer. Spare us your tut-tutting and stop passing off slanted gossipy reports as news topics. MARINA FUENTEBELLA, Lantau Tax problem I refer ...

  7. Pacific tipped as potential terrorist haven

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Lax security could open door to radical Islamists, regional police chiefs are told The scattered island states of the South Pacific are in danger of being infiltrated by radical Islamists, Australia's most senior police officer ...

  8. House 12 Double Haven

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 52 Ma Lok Path Kau To Shan For sale: $19 million (comes with lease) This 3,880 square foot, three-storey house in Kau To Shan has undergone more than $2 million worth of renovations in new fittings and installations. It comes with a 1,100 sq ft garden and ...

  9. Low costs and no waiting makes India a health-care haven

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Living up to its reputation as a country of extremes - of the fabulously rich and hopelessly poor, of cutting edge technology and illiterate masses - India is now a health destination for people around the world, despite being known for dirt and disease. ...

  10. Principled status

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article headlined 'Shakeout in tax haven leaves hard choices for firms' (July 25). While it is true that, in common with many other jurisdictions, the British ... blacklisted', November 9, 2002). As I pointed out before, in 1998 the OECD asked 35 countries which it had unilaterally identified as 'tax havens' to commit to certain principles. BVI made ...




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