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Why Capital Comes to the Caymans

The Wall Street Journal 30 March 2009 I agree with Richard W. Rahn’s assessment of Sen. Carl Levin’s proposal to extend United States taxation beyond the nation’s boundaries (“In Defense of Tax Havens,” op-ed, March 18). Mr. Levin’s bill would

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Letter to The Wall Street Journal

10th March 2008 Alan Greenspan first identified the important role of the offshore financial center and the dissemination of risk in his speech to the Bank of England in 1998. In this respect he was prescient. A good number of

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Newtons law and the Rollover Policy

Anthony Travers, Chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange,muses on legislative changes affecting Cayman’s financial services industry. 2007 Recent statistics from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) and the Registrar of Companies give every indication that the financial industry in

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It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark

Very possibly the approaching holiday weekend distracted those in the financial industry, and particularly those charged with promoting the international reputation of the Cayman Islands, from noticing the ominous storm clouds that accompanied the July 4 Bloomberg press release concerning

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Offshore: Higher Consequences

Legal Week 10 March 2005 And the Oscar for the best result from an offshore initiative goes to… the Cayman Islands. Maybe it was the scene-stealing performance from the leader of government business in the hallowed halls of Whitehall. Maybe

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Framing Cayman

The Lawyer 29 March 2004 The Parmalat scandal led some to point the finger at the Cayman Islands. Anthony Travers puts the case for the defence As with the BCCI and Enron scandals before it, the Parmalat affair is generating

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Overdue Credit

August 04, 2003 After several years of legislative changes to improve standards of transparency in the offshore financial centers–many of which have established regulatory frameworks that far exceed that applicable in most OECD jurisdictions –recognition of these improvements is long

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Impossible To Please

Mondaq Business Briefing 4 August 2003 Given the high regulatory standards that now exist in recognized OFCs, why does the negative campaigning continue? The OECD claims to seek a level playing field for the financial regulation of all jurisdictions, but

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