June 22, 2021

The Caymans: Reputation, Rhetoric, and Reality

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By Alex Cobham. Originally published at Tax Justice Network From naked capitalism Last week I took up the kind invitation of the government of Cayman to speak at their conference on ‘Tax Transparency in the Global Financial Services Ecosystem’, and to meet with staff from the monetary authority, statistics office and corporate registry; and with […]

The Cayman Islands: A very convenient truth in financial oversight

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By Mary Barzee-Flores and Read McCaffrey, From Daily Business Review The Cayman Islands suffers from an undeserved bum rap. Many people automatically associate the Caymans with a haven for tax cheats and financial scams. However, the notion that the Cayman Islands is a refuge for the avoidance of taxes and laundering of money is outdated, […]

Treasure Islands: Britain’s offshore hubs

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AFP From Bangkok Post LONDON – Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to demand greater transparency from Britain’s overseas tax havens, which critics say help promote and support corruption. The leak of documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca shone a spotlight on British offshore financial centres, with more than half of the 214,000 […]

Panama Papers: The secret state of Delaware

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By Lucy Clarke-Billings From Newsweek When conjuring up a picture of a tax haven, one generally imagines a faraway, zero-tax, Caribbean land like the Cayman Islands or Bermuda. President Obama has criticized offshore jurisdictions like these and citing the Panama Papers at the White House, in Washington, earlier this week, he urged leaders around the […]