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Usha Thorat heads RBI task force on Offshore Rupee Markets

The RBI task force on Offshore Rupee Markets (ORM), headed by Usha Thorat, has suggested liberal currency market for offshore users. The panel recommended that onshore market hours may be suitably extended to match the flexibility provided by the offshore markets (or NDF markets). This is aimed at incentivizing non-residents to hedge in the onshore ..

Union Cabinet to set up an unified authority for regulating all financial services in IFSC

The Union Cabinet has recently approved establishment of a unified authority for regulating all financial services in International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in India through IFSCs Authority Bill of 2019. The establishment of a unified financial regulator for IFSCs will result in providing world-class regulatory environment to market participants from an ease of doing business ..

France introduces GAFA Tax on Global Internet, Technology Firm

France has recently introduced a new “GAFA tax” – named after the large internet and technology companies viz. Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – to ensure the global giants pay a fair share of taxes on their massive businesses in Europe. The so-called GAFA tax targeting major digital firms comes into force on 1st January ..

Dutch Sandwich

Dutch Sandwich refers to a form of tax avoidance used by companies that have their operations across the world to minimise the amount of taxes that they pay on their profits. The technique involves the transfer of a company’s profits through a subsidiary in the Netherlands, where the tax on the transfer of corporate profits ..

Financial Secrecy Index 2018

The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. A politically neutral ranking, it is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight. The index was unveiled by the Tax Justice Network (TJN). The index is based on twenty ..