February 2018

BRUSSELS (AP) – The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. The European Commission said Thursday the rules will oblige the bloc’s 28 countries to improve access to drinking water and better inform citizens about water quality, be […]

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Switzerland’s market regulator said Thursday it has banned the Swiss affiliate of Russia’s Gazprombank from taking new private clients over money laundering concerns over a 10-year period that emerged from the Panama Papers leak. The move marks the first and only time that Swiss markets authority, FINMA, identified or penalized any company for wrongdoing after […]

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A section of Tortola By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist The British Virgin Islands has ranked number 16 on the 2018 Financial Secrecy Index. The Financial Secrecy Index ranks countries according to their secrecy and the magnitude of their nefarious offshore financial activities. United Kingdom-based financial advocacy group, Tax Justice Network (TJN) published the study […]

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