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(English) GLOBAL FINANCIAL INTEGRITY: Privately Held,Non-Resident Deposits in Secrecy Jurisdictions

By Ann Hollingshead

March 2010

Memorandún para la Asociación Bancaria de Panamá




DATE : MAY 3, 2012



With regard to Bearer Shares, there was a delay in the disclosure of the IMF’s and OECD’s requirements. It was actually throughout the entire process that culminated with […]

(English) Letter from Dr. Eduardo Morgan Jr. to the Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the OECD, Jeffrey Owens

June 2, 2011

Mr. Jeffrey Owens Director Centre for Tax Policy and Administration OECD

Dear Mr. Owens:

I would like to reiterate that the real international standard is not what the OECD preaches “transparency and effective exchange of information”. Quite the contrary, it is what the US practices, “Fiscal Competition and Respect for Individual […]

(English) Letter to President Barak Obama from Members of the Florida Delegation to the U.S House of Representatives –

The 25 members of the Florida Delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, lead by Congressman Bill Posey signed a letter to President Obama urging withdrawal of a proposed IRS regulation (REG-146097-09) that would require the reporting of bank deposit interests paid to foreign account holders, to be turned over to foreign governments-. Their main concern is, of course, that Florida banks, which have substantial deposits from Latin America, would be particularly hard hit if this IRS regulation is not withdrawn. They claim that it could drive job-creating capital out of America and undermine U.S. financial markets by sending the message to existing and potential foreign depositors that the U.S. is no longer a secrete jurisdiction. It is publicly known that this proposed IRS regulation is a revival of another similar Clinton-era proposal that was shelved after facing strong opposition from both private industry and public policy organizations. […]

(English) CF&P Renews Call to Eliminate Taxpayer

(WashingtonD.C.Wednesday, October 13, 2010)

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity is renewing its call to end U.S. taxpayer funding of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The United States currently provides more funding to the OECD than any other nation, yet the Paris-based bureaucracy constantly works against the interests of American […]

(English) Panama: Economic Fact Sheet

Presidency of Panama

Secretary of Economic Affairs

GDP (current):

– PANAMA: $24.3 Billion (2009) / $26.0Billion (2010 estimation)

– LATIN AMERICA AND CARIB. COUNTRIES: $4,024.0 Billion (2009)

GDP (annual growth rate):

– PANAMA: 2.4% (2009) / 7.0% (2010 estimation) / 6.0% (2011 est.)

– LATIN AMERICA AND CARIB. COUNTRIES: -1.9% (2009) / 5.2% (2010 est.) […]

(English) Letter from Dr. Eduardo Morgan Jr. to the editor of The Journal-STEP commenting the article “Banking Secrecy-Where will OECD´s Hunger for Tax Information Stop?” September 27, 2010

Dear editor,

I want to refer to the article BANKING SECRECY – Where will OECD’s hunger for tax information stop?

The OECD is not an international organization but a Think Tank of rich countries. International Organizations are the IMF, the IMO, and othes that were created openly for all countries and have […]

(English) GAO (United States Government Accountability Office) – Report on minimal information required for U.S. Corporations

(The US Government Accountability Office, “GAO”, is an independent agency that works for the US Congress, investigating different matters. The Head of the GAO is the Comptroller General of the United States)

View Complete Study U.S. GAO

(English) IMF Executive Board Integrates the Offshore Financial Center Assessment Program with the FSAP

Public Information Notice (PIN) No. 08/82 July 9, 2008

Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF’s efforts to promote transparency of the IMF’s views and analysis of economic developments and policies. With the consent of the country (or countries) concerned, PINs are issued after Executive Board discussions of Article IV consultations with member […]

(English) Letter from the Embassy of the United States of America in Panama to the American Chamber of Commerce

Date: June 19th, 2009

From: Embassy of the United States of America in Panama


Letter from Embassy of USA to AMCHAM – Jun19-09