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  1. News - Hong Kong - BANK SECRECY

    Hong Kong's rich face exposure in tax-haven leak

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... rich face exposure in vast tax-haven leak Some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in Hong Kong, on the mainland and elsewhere in the world are watching nervously as the identities ... into China is the offshore tax haven of BVI," it said. Britain's The Guardian newspaper, which is working with the ICIJ, said the leak could cause "a seismic shock worldwide ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Reforms in tax havens aid sleuths

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Reforms aid sleuths tracking money trail to havens As opaque networks of secretive companies linking offshore havens with Hong Kong are forced to become more transparent, it will be easier to track down assets hidden in jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands (BVI), says William McGovern, a former official with US regulator, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In battle against tax evasion, our reputation must come before politics

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... environment is important to its economy. It cannot afford to be seen as a tax haven by dragging its feet on this issue. Lawmakers should make it an exception to legislative boycotts or filibustering ... cross-border tax evasion. This is an issue on which Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah and the G20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting in Cairns were on the same page. In his regular ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong firm at core of fraud that sparked investigation into tax havens

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Discovery of scam led to three-year inquiry that uncovered huge trove of tax-haven data HK firm at core of fraud that sparked investigation A huge trove of tax-haven data uncovered by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is the result of a three-year investigation by its director, Gerard Ryle, into one of Australia's ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Tax havens remain upbeat

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Positioning themselves as fully-fledged tax havens, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands, such as Jersey and Guernsey - all self-governing jurisdictions of the British Crown - have benefited from ... Radical plans to force the tax havens to reveal the names behind hidden companies, account holders and trusts have been drawn up by the Treasury. The reports say the new rules could come ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Tax-haven leak will spur graft probes, analysts say

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Tax-haven leak will spur graft probes, analysts say The massive haul of leaked financial information on offshore havens by the International Consortium ... States-based ICIJ has gathered more than two million documents naming businessmen and politicians with financial dealings through secretive firms in offshore havens such as the British Virgin Islands. ...

  7. News - World - OFFSHORE SECRECY

    Hard disk gave investigators data to expose tax havens, account holders

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Investigating journalists used hi-tech software to scour 260 gigabytes of secret information to expose the real owners of accounts Hard disk gave breakthrough on tax havens An investigation into an offshore tax haven that is exposing secret accounts held by the wealthy around the world began when a computer hard drive packed with corporate data arrived ...

  8. Business - Economy - WEALTH

    Rich dodge US$156b tax on hidden assets, says Oxfam

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com International agency Oxfam says the world's wealthy have managed to hide away at least US$18 trillion in offshore havens where they pay no tax Rich dodge US$156b tax on hidden assets The world's rich have hidden at least US$18.5 trillion in tax havens around the globe, causing the loss of more than US$156 billion in tax revenue, ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore denies being haven for Malaysian tax cheats

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 01:53pm

    ... Agence France-Presse Singapore on Friday strongly rejected a whistleblower’s allegation that its banks facilitate massive tax evasion by a powerful family in neighbouring Malaysia’s ... the state, sell companies owning the land titles to foreigners, and then take payment in Singapore to evade taxes. “The allegation is simply false,” said a joint statement by the Monetary Authority ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    British Virgin Islands picks Hong Kong to be its Asia hub

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... hide their wealth in "secretive" BVI accounts. European Union finance ministers are meeting in Dublin and tax havens featured prominently on their agenda, with the focus on Austria. ... crackdown on tax evasion. She added that EU partners would be better served focusing on British-dependent tax havens. To date, BVI has signed 22 tax information exchange deals, including one ...




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