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Old 09-20-2009, 01:40 AM
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It looks like Monaco will be taken off of the OECD "grey list". The article, Monaco to be taken off tax secrecy 'grey list' , indicates that the agreement is to be signed Monday.
Do we know what it means for people who keep their accounts in Monaco? My understanding is that Monaco was famous for its banking secrecy and it made its fortune because of it. No more banking secrecy?
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:51 AM
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Pics 19.9.2009

Prince Albert II of Monaco and South African Mike Horn, 2009 Personality
of the Sea, honoured by Monaco Yacht Show. at the Monaco Yacht Club,
in Monaco on 19 September 2009.

The Monaco Classic Week, taking place from 16 to 20 September
2009 celebrates two anniversaries the first, 25 years of Prince Albert's
Presidency and 100 years old of Tuiga. Tuiga is a racing yacht built in
1909, at the request of the Duke of Medinacelli, a close friend of the
King of Spain, Alphonse XIII. After having been meticulously restored
in the Fairlie Restorations ship yard, in England, under the care of
specialist Duncan Walker, Tuiga is now moored at the pontoon of her
new owner, the Monaco Yacht Club.

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Old 09-20-2009, 08:34 AM
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The photos are wondeful, Iceflower!
Prince Albert is pleased with this event, he is so charming here.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:18 AM
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Do we know what it means for people who keep their accounts in Monaco? My understanding is that Monaco was famous for its banking secrecy and it made its fortune because of it. No more banking secrecy?
I was thinking the same thing!
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:12 PM
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Loved the pics PA looks fab in the coat especially the one with the couple dressed in the 1900's style outfits.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:49 PM
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Yes Lakishmi, he just might come here and do some business and sport fishing.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:17 PM
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Excellent photos. I like them very much. Specially for the background, the yacht helps the pic to be nice.
Prince Albert looks charming.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:06 AM
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Lakshmi #481:
The OECD's Secretary-General said in his interview that a considerable amount of peer pressure will be applied by all those who have subscribed to this accord and are complying with it. Each member country can also enact new or stronger legislation to bring the non-compliant companies to heel.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:37 PM
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Prince Albert II of Monaco arrives at the United Nations
Climate Change Summit September 22, 2009 at UN
headquarters in New York.


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Old 09-22-2009, 01:43 PM
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Each time when I see Prince Albert's smile, I clearly understand he is endowed with a good sense of humour.
It's great, Iceflower, you are an amazing person!
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Time to close this thread.
Thanks a lot for your contributions!
The new thread can be found here!
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