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Revelations in last month's Panama Papers scandal brought widespread condemnation of companies and individuals using offshore companies to hide their profits from the prying eyes of the taxman... read more
Chinese banks have disguised risky loans as investment products... read more
Liberia does not conform to the definition of a tax haven and is not considered one by France and the US, the Liberian government said in response to reports that it is about to be blacklisted on an EU tax haven blacklist... read more
The European Central Bank has not sought access to the Panama Papers, a massive leak of offshore financial data that became public last month, because tax evasion and money laundering are not part of its mandate, the ECB's chief supervisor said... read more
The system agreed by the UK and the Cayman Islands over how beneficial ownership information will be shared with the relevant authorities is safer than a centralised public register... read more
Following global criticism over The Panama Papers, the central American country agreed to share tax information with Colombia, tightening the net around its South American neighbour’s tax evaders... read more
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  Tanya McCartney, BFSB, examines how The Bahamas have reacted to international initiatives on tax transparency with a balanced approach. (01/04/2016)
The Bahamas Chooses the Path of Innovation, Compliance
  Aliya Allen examines how the Bahamas balanced approach to international initatives on tax transparency are beginning to pay off. (02/06/2015)
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  Despite criticism of IFCs and their practices in the media, Canadian FDI into Caribbean IFCs has continued at a steady pace. Dr Walid Hejazi examines the attraction of the region. (01/02/2015)
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The Panama Papers: Determining the Future of Financial Services
  Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Professor Gilbert NMO Morris consider the fallout from the Panama Papers and examine the role they will play in determining the future of financial services. (01/05/2016)
Panama Leaks: Exposing Private Information Serves an Ideological Agenda
  Daniel Mitchell and Brian Garst examine how in the midst of the controversy over the Panama Leaks the question of the legality of the use of such leaks is often overlooked. (01/05/2016)
Panama: Corporate Regulations Amendments Reinforce KYC Guidelines
  Ivette Martinez and Jorge Ventre examine how recent regulatory changes have reinforced Panama's strict KYC guidelines. (12/05/2015)
Latin America in a Time of Enlightenment
  Derek Sambrook considers the financial state of affairs in Latin America and examines whether the region is entering a time of enlightenment. (01/04/2015)
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CISE: Global regulatory standards with pragmatism
  The key to a successfully regulated exchange is combining global standards with a proportionate approach based on business risk, says Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange. (01/03/2016)
Cross-Bailiwick Insolvency: Pooling of Assets and Liabilities of Insolvent Companies
  Nigel Sands and Mathew Newman provide an insightful case study into Cross-Bailiwick Insolvency issues. (01/03/2016)
The Private Trust Foundation - an Alternative to Private Trust Companies
  Natasha Kapp showcases how Guernsey's Private Trust Foundation can act as an alternative to a Private Trust Company. (01/02/2016)
Q&A with Jim Gilligan, Carey Commercial Limited and Carey Trustees Limited
  IFC Media speaks to Jim Gilligan, Carey Group, about the business in the Channel Islands and the impact of regulatory changes locally and globally on the financial services sector there. (01/02/2016)
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Isle of Man: Sunshine On A Rainy Day
  Philip Knop examines how the future appears bright for the Manx financial sector. (01/01/2016)
The Isle of Man – A Centre of Excellence for Shipping and Aviation
  Oscar Brown, examines the attractiveness of the Isle of Man as hub for Shipping and Aviation. (01/01/2016)
If it quacks like a duck?…The classification and duties of non-trustee power-holders
  With reserved powers legislation available in most offshore jurisdictions, Ashley Fife examines the difficulties regarding the categorisation of powers held by a person other than a trustee as either fiduciary or non-fiduciary. (01/01/2016)
Online Gaming – A Safe Bet?
  With the eGaming sector experiencing unprecedented growth, Craig Brown examines the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. (01/12/2015)