Archive | April, 2005

Panama, a Favorite Offshore Haven

Why is Panama one of the favorite offshore business centers? This may seem, to some readers, like a lame question, given the history of the country and it’s geographical location, literally at a cross-road, but there’s allot more to Panama, than people fully understand. So, to share more information about this Central American Switzerland, and […]

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US State Department country report on money laundering and financial crimes for Panama

The economy of Panama is service-based and heavily weighted toward maritime transportation, commerce, tourism, banking, and financial services. Panama is a major drug-transit country. Panama’s proximity to major drug-producing countries, its sophisticated international banking sector, its US dollar-based economy, and the Colon Free Zone’s (CFZ’s) role as an originating or transshipment point for goods purchased […]

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In search of stealth

From The Economist Today’s global businesses have created a new kind of expat CARLOS GHOSN is a Brazilian who, from next month, will be spending 40% of his time in Paris as the new boss of Renault, 35% in Tokyo where he will continue as the head of Nissan, and 25% elsewhere, most of it […]

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Offshore Financial Services Summit

6th Annual Offshore Financial Services Summit

The offshore financial services industry has experienced vast changes over the last few years in terms of product development and regulatory coverage. It has never been more necessary for industry participants to be in the know regarding the current state of play. (more…)

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Tiradentes – National Holiday of Brasil

Today I’m not writing, or for that matter, working as much as I usually do, because it’s a National Holiday here. Amazing how Sao Paulo changes when the rich and upper-middle class evacuate for the beaches, it’s peaceful, and actually pleasant, to drive a car around the city. I felt it incumbent upon me to […]

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God’s Offshore Banker

Details surrounding the mysterious death of Roberto Calvi in 1982, have started to surface. Since there’s been so much attention on the Vatican lately, I figured this story from the Sydney Herald Sun was worth posting. Mafia link to banker’s death A CRIME boss, a mobster and two others have been charged over the 1982 […]

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Offshore Internet Gambling Growth in Europe

It’s only a matter of time until offshore, on-line gambling, comes onshore. Let’s face it, simulated Casino Gambling, in the comfort of your own home, via the connection of high-speed Internet, displayed on a big screen, enhanced with surround sound, is not only the best use of the technology but must be allot more fun […]

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Business Development

Each week I try to share some information about the other aspects of my life and business. As you may be aware, I live in Sao Paulo, Brasil and manage a web development, Internet marketing business. Since I’m passionate and interested in offshore business development, as a means of providing for my own sovereign lifestyle, […]

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Offshore Tax Avoidance Schemes

As today is Tax Day in the USA, and since most of my readers, are from the land of the brave and the home of the free, which is also one of my favorite countries, I decided to post some important information from the voluminous pages of the IRS. There are lots of articles about […]

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OffshoreTrust, International Asset Protection

In case you missed it, in an earlier post, I recommended a very good source of information and dialog, related to offshore banking, offshore investing and asset protection. I’m referring to a Yahoo Group called “OffshoreTrust” which you can access by clicking here, or by searching for the keyword “Offshore” in the finance section of […]

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