OP-ED: Why Europe is Ill-Suited For The Business of Blacklisting So-Called ‘Non-Cooperative’ Jurisdictions.

I AM  NOT  A FAN OF THE  USE  OF UNILATERAL MEASURES IN international  diplomacy;  including the use of tax haven or other types of blacklists related  to  compliance  with global  norms   on   transparency  and information   exchange.  Although   we often think of this kind of state action in the context of armed conflict where there are … More OP-ED: Why Europe is Ill-Suited For The Business of Blacklisting So-Called ‘Non-Cooperative’ Jurisdictions.

Will London’s Bankers Give Up Their Swanky London Post-codes?

If London’s  banks lose their financial services passport, Ireland may be the biggest winner if relocation decisions are based on where these banks maintain subsidiaries. This is the thinking behind a confidential internal note prepared by Deusthe  bank for its July 5 board meeting. According Deusthe, their competitors would most likely relocate their operations to … More Will London’s Bankers Give Up Their Swanky London Post-codes?

What a Tangled Web!

  Fancy a peek at Facebook’s earnings and tax bills? Tax Eurocrats certainly do. So keen are they to compel the world’s largest multinational corporations to open their tax arrangements with EU governments to full public scrutiny that the European Commission is expected to table the necessary legislation in April. Tax legislation in the EU … More What a Tangled Web!

franhendy’s OFFSHORE WEEKLY

Your summary of the biggest tax, trade and investment headlines affecting International Business and Financial Services. France Attacks US Tech Firms. U.S and Listed Multinationals in Mexico Tax Avoidance Probe. Obama Rhetoric on Offshore Profits Criticised. Ethical Fund Manager Pulls Amazon Investment. New Pay-Up First Tax Avoidance Plan Criticised. EU Parliament Urged to Ban Shell … More franhendy’s OFFSHORE WEEKLY

OFCs, Europe and U.S in a Love-Hate Relationship.

Eurostat – the statistical office of the European Union (EU) defines Bahrain, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man, the Faroe Islands, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Gibraltar; Panama, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the Virgin Islands and 23 unnamed others as Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs). EU Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) results for 2011 released this … More OFCs, Europe and U.S in a Love-Hate Relationship.