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British overseas territories in talks to keep tax haven secrecy | World news | The Guardian
Leaders of British overseas territories are to hold two days of showdown talks with ministers in an attempt to reverse the UK government’s decision to end secrecy for offshore tax havens.

British Virgin Islands (BVI), Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands,

An unexpected vote by MPs at the beginning of May to impose public registers of share ownership in all the BOTs has triggered angry resistance including street protests, boycotts of the Queen’s birthday celebrations, and even demands for constitutional separation.
UK  Tories  tax  evasion  Great  Britain  offshore  avoidance  taxevasion  taxavoidance  HMRC  Europe  heaven  British  Virgin  Islands  Bermuda  Cayman 
june 2018 by asterisk2a
Steuerparadies: Zypern ist überall - YouTube
- Europe got half a dozen low tax countries, which people with money and corporations use. Europe is one big mess. Tax policy across Europe is one.
Politics  economic  history  Europe  Laiki  Bank  taxevasion  Policy  Error  bail-in  offshore  banking  Troika  banking  crisis  Cyprus  political  folly  Bank  of  Cyprus  crisis  folly 
april 2013 by asterisk2a
Audioboo / What are the implications of the Cyprus deal?
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-25/think-tank-cyprus-saved-what-cost Laiki bank will be fully resolved – it will be split into a good bank and bad bank. The good bank will merge with the Bank of Cyprus (which will also take on Laiki’s circa €8bn Emergency Liquidity Assistance – a last-resort funding system outside the usual ECB operations). The bad bank will be wound down over time with all uninsured depositors (over €100,000) taking significant losses (no percentage yet but some could lose all their money above the threshold). >> Germany has made it clear that it is no longer willing to foot the bill for extensive bailouts without the recipient country taking a share of the burden and making some radical changes.
angelamerkel  Wolfgang  Schäuble  Europe  unintended  consequences  taxevasion  European  Commission  Laiki  Bank  sovereign  debt  crisis  bail-in  offshore  banking  Troika  ELA  banking  crisis  ECB  Cyprus  crisis  Bank  of  Cyprus  Germany  democracy  bailout  IMF 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Seeking Bank Secrecy in Asia - NYTimes.com
For centuries, Switzerland has been the sanctuary of choice for wealthy people seeking to hide their fortunes and evade taxes. Now, amid a growing crackdown on Swiss private banking, the rich are flocking to Singapore and Hong Kong, which still offer some of the world’s most secret accounts.

But there is a twist in this shift to the East: Many of the banks growing in these low-tax oases have Swiss pedigrees. And their clients are not only Asia’s growing number of millionaires but also wealthy Americans and Europeans who, lawyers say, have been spooked by mounting scrutiny from the tax authorities in their own countries.

UBS, the largest bank in Switzerland, has lost an estimated 200 billion Swiss francs, or about $200 billion, in assets from private banking clients over the past two years. But in Asia, it has won more new money than it has lost, according to an August presentation to investors by the bank’s chief executive of wealth management, Jürg Zeltner.
UBS  Switzerland  swiss  banksecret  USA  Europe  Germany  taxevasion  hongkong  singapore 
september 2010 by asterisk2a

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