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A new United Nations report on the economic growth prospects for India in this current year, stating that they expect GDP growth to be 7.6%. This is rather higher than the rate predicted for the Asia Pacific region as a whole of 5%, ... read more
Switzerland, which has been working to end its years-long practice of banking secrecy, said on Thursday it aimed to dramatically increase the number of countries it cooperates with towards international fiscal transparency... read more
Falling commercial real estate prices after the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union pose a threat to bank stability because of the market’s reliance on foreign capital, Bank of England said.... read more
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has fined the Singapore branch of Coutts private bank $2.4 million (CHF2.4 million) for breaches of anti-money laundering controls in relation to the Malaysian 1MDB wealth fund scandal.... read more
Israel is determined to turn an OECD-led corporate tax crackdown to its advantage. ... read more
Pyrenees principality approves automatic sharing of information on accounts held by non-residents from EU countrie... read more
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Back to the Future: BVI Forward
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