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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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Senator Levin Addresses the 2009 Annual Task Force Conference

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

WASHINGTON, DC -“We have the means to end offshore tax abuse if we have the political will to act,” was the message delivered by Carl Levin in his keynote speech for given before dinner guests at the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development’s conference, Increasing Transparency in Global Finance: A Development Imperative.

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Morgenthau Warns of Threats to National Security from Increasing Ties between Iran and Venezuela

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

WASHINGTON, DC — The growing presence of Iran in Latin America is a threat to national security and demands greater scrutiny and action by the United States and Venezuelan’s Latin American neighbors was the message delivered by New York Country District Attorney Robert Morgenthau at a lunch briefing today at the Brookings Institution organized by Global Financial Integrity and the American Interest.

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Global Financial Integrity Applauds Disclosure of Information on UBS Accounts

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

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) applauds the disclosure of information on 4,450 American UBS clients, and urges the US government to pursue American tax-evaders at other offshore financial institutions. GFI is a Washington, DC-based organization that promotes increased bank transparency around the globe.

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GFI Recommends Continued Pursuit of Improved Information-Sharing, International Cooperation Following UBS Case Settlement

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

WASHINGTON, DC – As negotiations in the United States civil case against Swiss bank UBS ostensibly concluded today, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) urges continued efforts to improve information-exchange protocols and overall transparency in international finance as key next-steps in U.S. efforts to curtail tax evasion.

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GFI Recommends Continued Pursuit of Improved Information-Sharing

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

Organization Calls for International Cooperation Following Announcement in UBS Case

WASHINGTON, DC – As negotiations in the United States civil case against Swiss bank UBS continue today, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) urges Lawmakers to turn their attention to larger issues related to tax evasion and banking secrecy, including improvement of information-exchange protocols between Switzerland and the United States and increasing overall transparency in international finance as key next-steps in U.S.’ efforts to curtail tax evasion.

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