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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Caroline Haven in Causeway Bay is a blend of new and old Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:54pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Text and photos: Christopher DeWolf The neighbourhood between Haven Street and Caroline Hill Road in Causeway Bay is a heady mix of past and present Caroline Haven It's a familiar story: cheap rents draw independent businesses to a working-class enclave, transforming its car body shops and recycling depots into eccentric shops and eateries. Located between Haven Street ...

  8. Caribbean tax haven adds heat to China's hot money

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Naomi Rovnick in Road Town, Tortola naomi.rovnick@scmp.com Wealthy mainlanders are increasingly sending their offshore income home via the British Virgin Islands to avoid paying tax in a trend that has entrenched the Caribbean haven as China's second-biggest source of foreign investment, experts say. Strict corporate secrecy laws in the BVI, the abbreviation by which ...

  9. Idyllic island tax haven lures investors

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... in length, covering an area of only 572 square kilometres, is one of the most tax-friendly jurisdictions on earth. The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency. It has a large ... taxes- just a straightforward income tax levy- and no stamp duty on property purchases. It's also known as a very private island. With a population of only 80,000, the property market ...

  10. Selecting a haven in which to weather taxing times

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK. To varying degrees, all these have been affected by the credit crisis and either have or will raise taxes to levels that many think are confiscatory. ... to understand. As onshore countries increase taxes, more of their rich residents move away to escape them. So where is it possible to live tax-free? One of the most popular places is Monaco, which has ...




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