The late ticker: Antiguan bank probe
Sunday 23 February 1997
The Antiguan offshore bank inspectorate is preparing to close down a number of banks in the wake of a year-long investigation into the offshore banking industry on the Carribbean island, which concluded that relatively few of the banks could be regarded as legitimate.
Antigua has declared a moratorium on new offshore banking applications until tighter laws are enacted later this year. It has also asked Britain to send a permanent representative to help monitor the island's banking sector.
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