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Barbados fights against OECD downgrade

Barbados Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Chris Sinckler declared that the government wouldn oll over and play dead, after a recent OECD/Global Forum Phase 1 assessment of Barbados arrangements regarding the exchange of tax information effectively placed Barbados in a category of countries which do not meet OECD standards.
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Jersey ranked as top offshore financial center

Jersey held onto its position as the highest ranked offshore financial center in the Z/Yen Group ranking of the top 75 global financial centers. Jersey ranked 23rd overall, down from 22nd in the last ranking in September 2010, but it is still ranked higher than Guernsey (27th place), Isle of…
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Mauritius opens its first islamic bank

Century Banking Corporation recently opened an office in Mauritius, making it the first islamic bank to establish itself on the island, and the 20th licensed bank in Mauritius. Mauritius is attempting to turn itself into a financial center bridging Africa, the Indian sub-continent and Asia, and this new institution should…
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Bahamas lost US$1.2 billion from illicit outflows

According to an analysis by Global Financial Integrity, a non-governmental organization aimed at combating illegal money flows, between 2000 and 2009 the Bahamas US$1.2 billion left the country unaccounted for. These outflows were largely accomplished through trade mispricing, where invoices are marked with a price lower than what the end…
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Isle of Man e-gaming industry expected to double in 2011

Garth Kimber, head of E-gaming development on the Isle of Man says he expects the size of the local industry to double in 2011. E-gaming accounts for 5% of the island economy, with 24 companies set up and another 22 in the process of establishing themselves. These companies include Asian…
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