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Luxembourg’s citizens on tax havens

Sofia Dimoulis wrote an interesting analysis about Luxembourg.

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07:12 Posted in Luxembourg | Permalink | Comments (0)

CSSF: Errare humanum est, persevare diabolicum

As I already explained last year, the CSSF in Luxembourg is not transparent enough on dysfunctions and does not sanction professionals in a credible way.

The only public information relating to sanctions is provided by the annual report in its 9th chapter.

Let’s see is stated in the 2007 report that was released this week.
First of all, the 2007 report is currently only available in French. Reports were available in English the previous years.
Chapter 9 describes the disciplinary actions undertaken by the CSSF in 2007.
It can be summarised in one word: nothing, except for 7 professional that were not authorised to do business.

Does that mean that the CSSF is doing nothing? Definitely not, but the way it does its duty is not strict enough to clean the financial center and make the requirement of professional standing and qualification a reality.

05:20 Posted in Luxembourg | Permalink | Comments (0)


FATF Revised Mandate 2008-2012

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer chaired a meeting of FATF Ministers in Washington DC a few days ago.
The Ministers discussed the work of the FATF in the international fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. They also endorsed a revised mandate for the FATF, which determines its direction and priorities between 2008 and 2012. The new mandate:

- Deepens global surveillance of evolving criminal and terrorist threats identified by the FATF;
- Responds to new threats which affect the integrity of the financial system such as proliferation finance;
- Builds a stronger, practical and ongoing partnership with the private sector which is at the frontline of the global fight against money launderers and terrorist financiers; and
- Supports global efforts to raise standards, especially in low capacity countries.

Source : FATF website

FATF new mandate

15:30 Posted in General | Permalink | Comments (0)

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