It recently emerged that Sweden and the Netherlands filed administrative requests with the Swiss authorities asking them to state the names of their citizens who own accounts at UBS in Zurich to find out if they paid taxes or not. Previously, similar requests were also filed by Spain and France, relying on information received from the German authorities, who since 2010 have conducted several fiscal investigations based in part on information obtained in Switzerland through unofficial channels. Continue reading
If you are doing business in the United Arab Emirates or have registered an offshore company in the UAE free zone, then it goes without saying that you will want to open a current bank account in one of the local financial institutions. But more and more often, customers of Dubai banks are those who have neither business interests nor real estate in the region.
This is not something outlandish, since the banking system of the United Arab Emirates is recognized by experts as one of the most reliable and immaculate in the world. Continue reading