Luxembourg off tax haven list

Luxembourg has been removed from a "grey list" of countries seen by the OECD as lacking financial transparency, budget minister Luc Frieden said yesterday. “As of this afternoon Luxembourg will be on the OECD tax haven white list,” he said. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development had placed Luxembourg on the so-called grey list of countries that have agreed to improve standards but have not yet signed the necessary international accords.