'Inspired' by Panama Papers, Cayman Islands to share tax infoStaff writer ▼ | May 12, 2016
The Cayman Islands has become the latest financial centre vowing to join an initiative aimed at sharing details on company ownership to make it tougher for tax cheats and criminals to avoid detection.
Tougher for tax cheats To identify people hidden behind shell companies
This would make it easier to identify people hidden behind shell companies. The tiny Caribbean territory is a well-known haven for private equity.
Following a leak of documents from a Panama-based law firm, the EU's five biggest economies last month agreed to share company ownership information and urged others to do the same. The Panama Papers leak has put tax evasion at the top of the international agenda. ■