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St. Lucia Hosts Regional STEP Conference

The 2016 STEP Caribbean Conference (STEPCC) is being held April 25-27 in St. Lucia. Under the theme “Riding the Curl…Mastering The Waves of Change” the annual event hosts a stellar lineup of speakers drawn from the financial services…

Regional Capital Market Development and Regulation – CGSR Meets in Nassau

The Caribbean Group of Securities Regulators held its 12th Annual Conference and Workshop in Nassau, The Bahamas this week. The event was hosted by the Securities Commission of the Bahamas (SCB). The SCB was appointed 2016-17 Chair and Secretary of the Group at the 11th Conference in April 2015 in…

Sharing BEPS Country-By-Country Reports

Bermuda has become the 33rd signatory of the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement for the automatic exchange of Country-by-Country reports (CbC MCAA), which is based on Article 6 of the [Multilateral Convention…

The Fight Against Illicit Financial Flows

The OECD says the issue of illicit financial flows (IFFS) is at the forefront of the international agenda. Both the OECD and the High Level Panel on IFFS from Africa have focused attention on this problem - and have identified ways in which to tackle it. In the wake of…

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have announced a joint effort to intensify their co-operation on tax issues: The Platform for Collaboration on Tax.

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Promoting a Sustainable and Balanced Global Recovery – and Tax Transparency

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew presented remarks at the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings on Friday. He noted that at both the [G-20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central…