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(English) U.S. Emerging as ‘Leading’ Tax, Secrecy Haven, EU Report Says

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By Joe Kirwin

March 8th, 2017

The U.S. is emerging as a “leading tax and secrecy haven for rich foreigners” because of its resistance to global tax disclosure […]

(English) Prosperous Panama

By Richard W. Rahn

The Washington Post

Published February 21, 2017


Panama City, Panama

Panama has come a long way in a short time, more than doubling its per capita gross domestic […]

(English) Russian Intervention in American Election Was No One-Off


The New York Times

JAN. 6, 2017

Vladimir V. Putin holds a grudge against Hillary Clinton, and the Russian intervention to damage her candidacy was the latest fusillade in a yearslong campaign. CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times

The intelligence agencies’ report on the Russian intervention in the American presidential election […]

(English) Usual Suspects? Co-conspirators in the business of tax dodging

By Ben Schumann

Date: January 23th, 2017

A Study Commissioned By The Greens/Efa Group In The European Parliament

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On April 3, 2016, the biggest leak and international tax dodging scandal to date was revealed to the public by the International Consortium of […]

(English) E.U. Includes U.S. on List of Potential Tax Havens

HANDELSBLATT GLOBAL By Ruth Berschens Published on31. January 2017

The European Union has placed the United States on a draft list of countries viewed as potential tax havens. Finance ministers will be writing the Trump administration this week.

The European Commission views the United States as a potential tax haven, according to a draft list […]

(English) Panama Adapts as an International Financial Center

by Bruce Zagaris


August 15th, 2016

Panama’s status as an international financial center remains strong despite the adverse publicity caused by the Panama Papers. Since the start of President Juan Carlos Varela’s administration on July 11, 2014, Panama has enacted many new laws on tax transparency and related financial regulatory […]

(English) Wedlake Bell On Eu’s Proposed Trust Disclosure Rules

By Camilla Wallace and Edward Craft

Published by Wealth Briefing

August 12th, 2016

Trusts are part of an international drive for great transparency about beneficial ownership and control. A great deal is at stake for Common Law jurisdictions in which trusts are a feature, as this article argues.

Recent years have seen a number of […]

(English) Panama Canal NYT Article Disappointingly Omits the Real Story

By Alan Krause

Denver, Colorado


June 27, 2016

On Sunday, June 26, Panama celebrated the opening of their new canal, capable of passing the new breed of Neopanamax vessels carrying three times the container capacity of the existing locks built more than 100 years ago. Panama should be incredibly proud […]

(English) Panama Papers, Tax Planning, and Political Corruption

by Dan Mitchell

April 7, 2016

I wrote a couple of days ago about the “Panama Papers” issue and touched on the key issues. I explained that this non-scandal scandal is simply another chapter in the never-ending war by high-tax governments against tax competition, fiscal sovereignty, and financial privacy.

Here are a few of […]

(English) For research, we pretended to be crooks and terrorists and tried to buy shell companies. The results were disturbing.

The Washington Post

By Jason Sharman

April 7th, 2016 The Panama Papers consist of 11.5 million documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. The papers apparently implicate a number of high-profile global figures in potentially illegal financial activities. (The Washington Post)

People across the world, including world leaders, have been variously scandalized, enraged, and […]