Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Here are names of Egyptian and other holders of frozen Swiss assets

This Swiss government web page gives the actual names of those who are subject to asset freezes by Switzerland.

There is

Côte d'Ivoire


Tunisia - Feb 4, 2011 and Jan 28, 2011

And there are various other measures and countries mentioned. Egypt, for example, mentions these names (the explanations are in French):
  • Hosni Mubarak
  • Suzanne Thabet, épouse de Hosni Mubarak
  • Alaa Mubarak, fils de Hosni Mubarak
  • Heidi Rasekh, épouse de Alaa Mubarak
  • Gamal Mubarak, fils de Hosni Mubarak
  • Chadiga el Gammal, épouse de Gamal Mubarak
  • Mounir Thabet, frère de Suzanne Thabet
  • Ahmed Alaa El Din Amin El-Maghrabi, ancien Ministre de l'Habitat, des Services et du Développement Urbain
  • Mohamed Zoheir Mohamed Wahid Garana, ancien Ministre du Tourisme
  • Habib Ibrahim El Adli, ancien Ministre de l'Intérieur
  • Ahmed Ezz, ancien Secrétaire de l'Organisation au Partie national démocratique
  • Rachid Mohamed Rachid, ancien Ministre du Commerce et de l’Industrie
Somewhat separately, but on a related matter, Switzerland has published a new document describing how it has slightly softened its previously extremely harsh stance towards information exchange requests. (It has moved from 'extremely harsh' to 'very harsh,' one might say.)

This is a result of the OECD's peer review process which started in October 2010 and has found, informally at this stage, that Switzerland was not compliant. More details are here, and some local press reports about this are in Der Bund (German), NZZ (German), and Le Temps (French.)

Some credit to the OECD for this - though this stuff is still a drop in the ocean. Roll on automatic multilateral information exchange. We are miles and miles from international financial transparency


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