John Shewan

4th Aug 17, 5:02am
MBIE striving to diagnose whether a problem exists due to a lack of transparency on company and trust beneficial ownership
MBIE striving to diagnose whether a problem exists due to a lack of transparency on company and trust beneficial ownership
4th Aug 17, 5:02am
2nd Nov 16, 5:17pm
Justifying delay of new bill, Justice Minister warns extending Anti-Money Laundering regime to real estate agents, accountants and lawyers could cost home owners NZ$1.6 bln over 10 yrs; Labour accuses Govt of going soft on policing dirty money from China
Justifying delay of new bill, Justice Minister warns extending Anti-Money Laundering regime to real estate agents, accountants and lawyers could cost home owners NZ$1.6 bln over 10 yrs; Labour accuses Govt of going soft on policing dirty money from China
2nd Nov 16, 5:17pm
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1st Nov 16, 12:46pm
Justice Minister denies that lobbying from real estate agents has delayed round 2 of anti-money-laundering reforms; says still on track for passing of legislation by mid-2017; but backs off earlier aim to introduce legislation in 2016
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Justice Minister denies that lobbying from real estate agents has delayed round 2 of anti-money-laundering reforms; says still on track for passing of legislation by mid-2017; but backs off earlier aim to introduce legislation in 2016
1st Nov 16, 12:46pm
13th Sep 16, 11:41am
PM says wary of policy action that could cause catastrophic slump in housing market; points to Australia; says Govt must protect home owners' equity; also wary of 2nd round of Anti Money Laundering controls as may increase agent/lawyer costs
PM says wary of policy action that could cause catastrophic slump in housing market; points to Australia; says Govt must protect home owners' equity; also wary of 2nd round of Anti Money Laundering controls as may increase agent/lawyer costs
13th Sep 16, 11:41am
26th Jul 16, 10:33am
Chinese bank eyes digital 'mass market' retail launch, continues lending to offshore house buyers, and sees good infrastructure and PPP opportunities
Chinese bank eyes digital 'mass market' retail launch, continues lending to offshore house buyers, and sees good infrastructure and PPP opportunities
26th Jul 16, 10:33am
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13th Jul 16, 11:48am
Recommendations for foreign trusts having stronger initial registration rules and need for annual returns with distribution details will be 'moved on quickly' by Govt
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Recommendations for foreign trusts having stronger initial registration rules and need for annual returns with distribution details will be 'moved on quickly' by Govt
13th Jul 16, 11:48am
11th Jul 16, 12:02pm
Lawyers warn our regulators are upping the ante in their fight against money launderers and terrorists, as a big review of our AML/CFT regime looms and the issue gets more media scrutiny
Lawyers warn our regulators are upping the ante in their fight against money launderers and terrorists, as a big review of our AML/CFT regime looms and the issue gets more media scrutiny
11th Jul 16, 12:02pm
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5th Jul 16, 2:00pm
by Ron Pol
Ron Pol concedes defeat and leaves parting gift of policy suggestions beyond the Shewan report
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Ron Pol concedes defeat and leaves parting gift of policy suggestions beyond the Shewan report
5th Jul 16, 2:00pm
28th Jun 16, 10:30am
by Ron Pol
Ron Pol cheers John Shewan's report on foreign trust disclosure, says with him exercising the nuclear option the government's choices are now stark
Ron Pol cheers John Shewan's report on foreign trust disclosure, says with him exercising the nuclear option the government's choices are now stark
28th Jun 16, 10:30am
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27th Jun 16, 3:05pm
Shewan Inquiry into foreign trusts recommends stronger initial registration rules and need for annual returns with distribution details; Revenue Minister plans to stop 'excessive payments' by local units to foreign parents
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Shewan Inquiry into foreign trusts recommends stronger initial registration rules and need for annual returns with distribution details; Revenue Minister plans to stop 'excessive payments' by local units to foreign parents
27th Jun 16, 3:05pm
27th Jun 16, 8:17am
US$7 billion fraudster Allen Stanford, the 'outside wife', 'favourable tax laws,' and 'the legal Fort Knox of asset protection' - New Zealand foreign trusts
US$7 billion fraudster Allen Stanford, the 'outside wife', 'favourable tax laws,' and 'the legal Fort Knox of asset protection' - New Zealand foreign trusts
27th Jun 16, 8:17am
22nd Jun 16, 10:32am
The global footprint of shonky NZ companies, trusts, financial service providers & building societies
The global footprint of shonky NZ companies, trusts, financial service providers & building societies
22nd Jun 16, 10:32am
21st Jun 16, 11:30am
What the government does not need to know about you if you're a non-resident trying to set up a NZ foreign trust or company
What the government does not need to know about you if you're a non-resident trying to set up a NZ foreign trust or company
21st Jun 16, 11:30am
16th Jun 16, 1:38pm
by Ron Pol
Ron Pol explores barriers and opportunities facing the Shewan ‘review’ of NZ foreign trusts
Ron Pol explores barriers and opportunities facing the Shewan ‘review’ of NZ foreign trusts
16th Jun 16, 1:38pm
13th Jun 16, 11:06am
Terry Baucher argues now is a good time to address unintended consequences through a full review of the tax rules for trusts
Terry Baucher argues now is a good time to address unintended consequences through a full review of the tax rules for trusts
13th Jun 16, 11:06am
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27th May 16, 1:15pm
Nelson's stock exchange, 'a big Ponzi scheme,' and other tales from John Key's offshore financial services centre
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Nelson's stock exchange, 'a big Ponzi scheme,' and other tales from John Key's offshore financial services centre
27th May 16, 1:15pm
10th May 16, 8:21am
Gareth Vaughan argues PM John Key is failing in his role as promoter and custodian of NZ's international standing and reputation over the Panama Papers
Gareth Vaughan argues PM John Key is failing in his role as promoter and custodian of NZ's international standing and reputation over the Panama Papers
10th May 16, 8:21am
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5th May 16, 12:24pm
Transparency International NZ says the Government's foreign trust inquiry fails to address fundamental issues
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Transparency International NZ says the Government's foreign trust inquiry fails to address fundamental issues
5th May 16, 12:24pm
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28th Apr 16, 7:21pm
Documents show John Key's personal lawyer successfully lobbied him and Revenue Minister Todd McClay to stop IRD review of Foreign Trust regime, despite IRD concerns Foreign Trusts may hurt NZ's reputation
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Documents show John Key's personal lawyer successfully lobbied him and Revenue Minister Todd McClay to stop IRD review of Foreign Trust regime, despite IRD concerns Foreign Trusts may hurt NZ's reputation
28th Apr 16, 7:21pm
22nd Apr 16, 9:02am
Super Fund stands by its call to channel nearly 6% of its investments through 'tax neutral' countries; Green Party questions its ethics
Super Fund stands by its call to channel nearly 6% of its investments through 'tax neutral' countries; Green Party questions its ethics
22nd Apr 16, 9:02am

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