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Monday, May 09, 2016

More than 300 economists, including Thomas Piketty, are urging world leaders at a London summit this week to recognise that there is no economic benefit to tax havens, demanding that the veil of secrecy that surrounds them be lifted.

British officials are locked in negotiations with the crown dependencies and overseas territories, trying to persuade them to agree to a form of automatic exchange of information on beneficial ownership of companies. So far the overseas territories have only agreed to allow UK law enforcement agencies access to a privately held register of beneficial ownership, but the automatic exchange agreement would give a wider range of countries access to information on the ownership of shell companies.
Many overseas territories including the Cayman Islands are resisting the idea, and their attendance at the summit is in doubt. read more


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This article is science journalism, not science.
The science is here:
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Here is a link to the largest salt on BP study: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Healthy kidneys can cope with a high salt diet well in terms of BP, but there are other health risks associated with a high salt diet.
www.hsph.harvard.edu

The benefit of salt labeling is that consumers can make informed choices to protect their health if they have risk factors.

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