Tax & Regulation
Another Real Madrid star faces jail term over tax fraud
Former Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso is facing a possible five-year jail term after Spanish authorities accused him of tax fraud.
News 19 Mar 18
StanChart Singapore hit with $5m fine for Guernsey transfers
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (Mas) has fined Standard Chartered S$6.4m (£3.5m, $4.9m €3.9m) for breaches to anti-money laundering and countering the financial of terrorism following the transfer of trusts from Guernsey.
Analysis 19 Mar 18
Vexed UAE firms act over Insurance Authority rule delays
As the Abu Dhabi headquartered Insurance Authority drags its heals on finalising sector reform, many businesses are anticipating what the incoming regulations will mean for them and pressing ahead with new strategies.
News 16 Mar 18
US to shut $11bn offshore voluntary disclosure programme
The disclosure scheme that allows US taxpayers hiding offshore accounts to come clean and face more lenient penalties will close in September 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced this week.
Outgoing FCA chair warns on cryptocurrency and Brexit
John Griffiths-Jones used his last speech as chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority to warn over the dangers of cryptocurrencies, outline the regulator’s role in Brexit and criticise the financial legal system.