Monthly Archives:: December 2013

Links Dec 31

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How Luxembourg has become a black hole of global finance Mediapart (In French)Shows the Captured State in action, as described in our Finance Curse document. Luxembourg is ranked in second position on the 2013 Financial Secrecy Index.Swiss banks sign u…

Are we heading for the world’s first TRILLIONAIRE?

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This blog from Other Words by U.S. tax attorney Bob Lord makes an interesting prediction: if you’re under 60 years of age, you’re likely to witness the emergence of the world’s first trillionaire – yes TRILLIONAIRE – within your lifetime. As Lord expla…

Links Dec 30

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EU leaders postpone action on tax and transparency EurodadSingapore Fights Image As Swiss Banker of Asia MenafnCites TJN director John Christensen. Singapore is ranked at fifth position on the 2013 Financial Secrecy Index.Swiss banks Lombard Odier and …

Hong Kong: China’s premier secrecy jurisdiction

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In this blog we explore the roots of tax havenry in Hong Kong, now a Chinese ‘Special Administrative Region’ but formerly a British colony which prided itself on being at the cutting edge of laissez-faire capitalism.  Hong Kong ranked number three…

How Luxembourg became a secrecy jurisdiction

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Continuing a series of blogs on the 2013 Financial Secrecy Index, today we bring you the story of Luxembourg, which is ranked at second position on the index.The Luxembourg financial centre: history and backgroundOverviewLuxembourg is one of the world