Beneath the surface
Great strides on transparency have been made by the offshore financial centres following initiatives by the FATF and the OECD. So why are they still the subject of a negative publicity campaign by OECD countries? asks Anthony Travers
The publication in August of the report Towards a Level Playing Field, prepared by the international law firm Stikeman Elliott, provides a timely opportunity to analyse more objectively some assumptions underpinning the initiatives of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
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