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Transparency, Accountability Key to Restructuring of Global Financial System

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

WASHINGTON, DC – As policy makers, business leaders, and institutional stakeholders convene in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) urges participants to call for greatly improved financial transparency and accountability.

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Transparency Key to Curtailing Abusive Offshore Tax Schemes

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

WASHINGTON, DC –  Global Financial Integrity (GFI) urges Congress to institute measures requiring greater transparency following the release of a  Government Accountability Office (GAO) report stating that eighty-three of America’s 100 largest publicly traded corporations and contractors control secret offshore operations that could help them avoid paying U.S. taxes on their profits.

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Global Task Force Links Financial Integrity and Economic Development

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

WASHINGTON, DC – A unique global coalition of civil society organizations and more than 50 governments was launched today to address the inequalities in the financial system that penalize billions of people.  The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development advocates for greatly improved transparency and accountability in the global financial system.  The opacity and complexity of the financial system, enabled by financial institutions, laundering techniques and more than 70 secrecy jurisdictions, is at the heart of the current financial crisis and significantly impedes the ability of poor countries to develop their economies.

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After an Historic Election, What a Barack Obama Presidency Might Mean for Tax Havens

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

WASHINGTON, DC – As a Senator, President-Elect Barack Obama co-signed legislation that would crack-down on tax evasion and the abuse of tax havens, as a Presidential candidate he reiterated his commitment to tackling tax evasion.

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New Report Finds that Illicit Financial Flows out of the Developing World Overwhelm Foreign Aid

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

WASHINGTON, DC – A new report by Global Financial Integrity,“Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: 2002-2006,” shows that the developing world is losing an increasing amount of money through illicit capital flight each year.

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Global Financial Integrity Welcomes New Advisory Board Member

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

Kenneth M. Jensen Joins Global Financial Integrity Advisory Board

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity is pleased to welcome Kenneth M. Jensen  as the newest member of its advisory board.

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Increasing Financial Transparency Critical to Rescuing Global Economy, Says Global Financial Integrity

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

WASHINGTON, DC – When G20 leaders meet in Washington, D.C., this Saturday, improving transparency in the financial system must be a priority, says Global Financial Integrity (GFI).

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Germany Calls for Addition of Switzerland to OECD Blacklist of Tax Havens

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

WASHINGTON, DC – Member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) met in Paris, France Tuesday for the “Conference on the Fight Against International Tax Evasion and Avoidance: Improving Transparency and Stepping-Up Exchange of Information in Tax Matters.”

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