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Hong Kong's Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau has launched public consultations on legislative proposals to increase the transparency of corporate beneficial ownership in the city, and to enhance its regulatory regime for combating money laundering and terrorist financing. Read Full Story
Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, announced tax increases in the territory's 2016/17 National Budget presented to Parliament. Read Full Story
Panama's Presidential High Level Commission for the Defense of International and Financial Services recently held a meeting to review the country's progress on improving tax transparency and combating money laundering. Read Full Story
As part of its framework of measures on anti-money laundering and the counter-financing of terrorism, Hong Kong's Security Bureau has launched a three-month public consultation on the creation of a reporting system on the physical cross-boundary transportation of large quantities of currency and bearer negotiable instruments. Read Full Story
The Global Federation of Insurance Associations has called for a revision to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's draft commentaries on its new common reporting standard to relax rules on the treatment of pre-existing cash value insurance and annuity accounts. Read Full Story
The Swiss government's plans to reform the corporate tax regime have been welcomed by the International Monetary Fund. Read Full Story
The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has invited comments on proposals to introduce a central register showing the ultimate ownership of offshore companies, and is considering whether this information should be publicly available. Read Full Story
The Swiss Council of States has adopted a bill forwarded on from the Federal Council with modifications, implementing the revised Financial Action Task Force Recommendations. Read Full Story
The Group of Twenty nations has reiterated its collective commitment to a global response to base erosion and profit shifting, which it said should be "based on sound tax policy principles." Read Full Story
Singapore's Ministry of Finance and Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority are inviting public feedback on enhancements to the country's regulatory framework against money laundering and terrorist financing within its commitment to the revised international Financial Action Task Force Recommendations. Read Full Story
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