Category: Art

Monitor offshore investments, IMF tells Mauritius

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has askedMauritius to set up a ‘macro-prudential authority’ to monitor the offshore investments from the island. One of the largest destinations of such offshore investments is the Indian stock market. The proposed authority will have a central role for the banking regulator, the Bank of...

Art Dealer Wildenstein Accused of Huge French Tax Fraud

International art dealer Guy Wildenstein is going on trial in Paris on charges of defrauding the French state of half a billion euros (about $550 million) in taxes, after two relatives tipped off authorities about the family’s financial dealings. Wildenstein, 70, Franco-American heir of a New York art-dealing empire, is...

RBC’s Bahama unit caught up in allegations involving billionaire art dealer

Royal Bank of Canada’s wealth-management subsidiary in the Bahamas is caught up in tax fraud and money-laundering allegations involving billionaire international art dealer Guy Wildenstein. French prosecutor Franck Charon confirmed on Monday that France’s tax-evasion watchdog – Parquet national financer – has recommended to an investigating judge that RBC Trust...

Guy Wildenstein Ordered To Pay €20m Over Tax Avoidance Allegations

The Court of Appeal in Versailles has ordered the elusive international art dealer Guy Wildenstein, to pay a €20 million as a security deposit against tax avoidance allegations which have been levied against him. The funds must reach the court before by 15 October, according to the Le Monde newspaper....