Special Report: Offshore offensive

People will always want to reduce their tax liability or keep company information under wraps, which is why the secretive offshore sector continues to be such huge business worldwide.

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Ian Kehoe

13th April, 2013
As the world becomes smaller, the ability to transfer large sums of cash has never been easier.

Charles Farran dispensed with any opening niceties, preferring instead to spell out strict ground rules: bankers were not welcome. Nor tax officials. Whistleblowers were in the wrong place. No one in the audience should ask a question for fear of identifying themselves.

Confidentiality, Farran declared, was paramount and essential. "If you notice anybody in the audience taking copious notes with sweaty palms, can you notify us immediately and I will personally throw them out," Farran...

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