2018-07-16 13:00:00| Wired News: Top Stories
Maker of e-cigarettes is trying to convince regulators that it wants to push away the teens that made it famous, just as its trying to raise billions.
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2018-07-12 14:36:34| digg
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2018-07-12 07:00:36| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
The years since 2008 have seen a global crackdown on offshore finance. Yet a few places have doubled down on offering secrecy to the super-rich. Among these, one tiny Caribbean island might be the worst offender. By Oliver BulloughTax havens hate attention. Places such as Jersey, Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands made a handsome living from helping their clients break other countries laws for decades, without anyone really noticing. And they liked it that way. Then came the 2007-8 financial crisis, and the good times ended. Rich nations, angry over the loss to their budgets caused by tax dodging, put diplomatic pressure on the havens. Activists, furious over the theft of hundreds of billions of pounds from poor countries, exposed them in the press. The release of vast troves of confidential information SwissLeaks, the HSBC files, the Panama Papers, the Paradise Papers cemented a public perception that offshore financial centres exist to help the powerful dodge their obligations to the rest of us, and governments have queued up to punish them. In May, when Britains parliament voted to force transparency on its Caribbean islands, it was just the latest blow to the offshore havens.This concerted campaign has threatened the tax haven business model. Since Swiss banks were forced to open up by the US Department of Justice in 2010, their share of the worlds offshore wealth has dropped from almost half to less than a third. In the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where UK investigators now have access to corporate ownership information, the number of new companies created annually has fallen by more than 50% since 2012. Jerseys banking sector is barely half the size that it was in 2007. Continue reading...
2018-07-11 23:35:00| Gizmodo
Much like climate change, the growing emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial superbugs is a ticking time bomb that threatens our very way of life. Its also a very expensive problem to tackle, and Big Pharma has struggled to find any promising solutions. On Wednesday, yet another major pharmaceuticaltheRead more...