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  1. News - World

    Tax havens costing African states 'tens of billions'

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Tax havens costing African states 'tens of billions' Tax havens used by major international firms are depriving impoverished African states ... companies, shell companies and tax havens, they weaken disclosure standards and undermine the efforts of reformers in Africa to promote transparency," Annan said on Wednesday. The former UN ...

  2. News - Business - WEALTH

    Hong Kong businesses may be affected as EU urges tax havens to open their books

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Much of the city's offshore business is done through places that may act against tax evaders HK on alert as EU urges tax havens to open up In a move with implications for Hong Kong, more tax havens are to open their books under pressure from the European Union. At a meeting on May 13, EU finance ministers may reach an agreement on measures to eradicate ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCIAL SERVICES

    BVI tax haven picks Hong Kong for drive into Asia

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com British Virgin Islands gets city's help in opening Asia-Pacific HQ to deal with central banks and regulators from Singapore to Japan Tax haven picks HK for drive into Asia The British Virgin Islands, a Caribbean tax haven, is to open an office in Hong Kong, amid mounting pressure on the city itself to be more transparent as offshore ...

  4. Boost for corporate tax-rate merger

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Unified levy supported for domestic and foreign banks The Ministry of Finance has pledged support for the merger of the two-tier corporate tax system for domestic and foreign ... this was the first time the ministry had responded to widespread calls from the domestic business sector urging a unified tax regime. The Economic Daily is an affiliate of the State Council, the mainland ...

  5. News - Asia

    South Korea to probe fund transfers to tax havens

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Seoul Financial regulator to investigate setting up of 245 offshore 'paper' companies since 1995 S Korea to probe fund transfers to tax havens South Korea's ... said on May 22 that it found 245 South Koreans established paper companies in tax havens including the British Virgin Islands and Cook Islands from 1995 to the end of 2009. The names released ...

  6. News - World

    Top British firms condemned for prolific use of tax havens

    Posted May 13th 2013, 04:28pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service The UK’s 100 biggest public companies are running more than 8,000 subsidiaries or joint ventures in onshore and offshore tax havens, according to research published ... FTSE 100 have no subsidiaries in tax havens- while companies such as Barclays and Tesco own hundreds. Corporate use of offshore subsidiaries has been roundly criticised by tax campaigners ...

  7. Business - Companies - British Virgin Islands

    BVI tax haven to set up Asia headquarters in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 03:48pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... a worldwide outcry against tax havens after many of its rich clients’ information has been leaked by an investigative journalist group. In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, ... as one of those holding secret accounts in BVI – had himself recently urged the adoption of tougher measures to combat tax evasion. The issue of tax evasion and havens will also be discussed ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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 ...




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