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GFI Advisor Jack Blum to Testify Before Senate Homeland Security Committee on S. 569

Clark Gascoigne, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

Expert Will Urge Senate to End U.S. Corporate Secrecy, Help Law Enforcement Fight Money-Laundering, Terrorism

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) Advisor and Tax Justice Network – USA (TJN-USA) Chairman Jack Blum will testify tomorrow morning before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs in support of S. 569, the Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act.

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USA #1 in Ranking of World’s Most Secretive Financial Jurisdictions

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC – According to a new analysis of financial jurisdictions prepared by UK-based civil society group Tax Justice Network, the state of Delaware is the most secretive financial jurisdiction in the world. Based on the laws and practices of 60 financial jurisdictions the Financial Secrecy Index (FSI) ranks jurisdictions according to their level of secrecy and the extent to which they cooperate with tax authorities in other countries.

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Global Financial Integrity Statement on the Passing of James McDonald

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC — Global Financial Integrity (GFI) Director Raymond Baker issued the following statement following the news of Mr. McDonald’s passing:

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GFI Applauds G20 Commitment to End Bank Secrecy, Curtail IFFs from Developing Countries

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC – The G-20 reaffirmed its commitment to pressing uncooperative secrecy jurisdictions to adopt more rigorous reporting standards, tackle banking secrecy, and increase overall transparency in global finance in a communiqué released at the conclusion of today’s summit in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh G20 Process Must Tackle Banking Secrecy, Illicit Financial Flows

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC – As the Group of Twenty meets today in Pittsburgh, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) urges leaders to pursue measures to increase transparency in global finance and curtail illicit financial flows.

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Information Exchange Shortcomings in U.S.-Swiss Tax Agreement

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

New Protocol Signed Wednesday Does Little to Enhance U.S. Ability to Pursue Tax Cheats with Accounts in Switzerland

WASHINGTON, DC – A protocol signed Wednesday by the United States and Switzerland amending the U.S.-Swiss Tax Treaty falls short of ensuring effective information-exchange between the U.S. and Swiss financial institutions, said Global Financial Integrity (GFI) Thursday.

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Task Force Conference: Increasing Transparency in Global Finance: A Development Imperative: Day Two

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC – Day two of the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development’s 2009 Conference “Increasing Transparency in Global Finance: A Development Imperative,” began this morning with a panel on beneficial ownership.

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Task Force Issues Statement to the G20 Following Two-Day Conference

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the conclusion of a two day conference titled “Increasing Transparency in Global Finance: A Development Imperative,” the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development issued the following statement to the members of the G20:

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