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Dubai ranks high in FSI 2011

Tax Justice Network (TJN) issues a yearly Financial Secrecy Index (FSI), which combines two measurements: one qualitative and one quantitative. The qualitative measure looks at a jurisdiction's laws and regulations, international treaties, and so on, to assess how secretive it is. The assessment is given in the form of a Secrecy Score: the higher the […]

Emirates NBD takes over Dubai Bank

Dubai, 11/10/2011: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum has ordered Emirates NBD Bank to take over Dubai Bank as part of Dubai government's efforts to enhance the banking sector in the Emirate.

UAE Banks to adopt IBAN Numbering

IBAN system will begin November 19 but Central Bank will allow 3-month grace periodDubai: The UAE Central Bank is introducing the International Bank Account Numbers (IBAN) system for all bank customers in the UAE from November 19, according to a communication sent out to banks recently. "Banks have been communicated about the implementation of IBAN […]

Switzerland freezes accounts of German customers

The recently completed tax treaty between Switzerland and Germany has the following key points:Swiss banks make a 2bn SFR guarantee payment to the German tax authorities.Income of German assets in Switzerland will be taxed in future on-site with 26,325%. Swiss banks will transfer these tax amounts directly to the German tax authorities.For income of so-called […]

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