Links Jan 24

2013 Great Year For Transparency In Extractives Sector Financial Transparency Coalition / Publish What You Pay

New Framework Clears Path for Transparency In Canada’s Mining Sector Publish What You Pay

Get Behind Transparency Drive, Australian Miners Urged Tax-News

Congo fails to reveal loss-making oil deal with controversial businessman’s offshore firm Global Witness

IOB Study – Evaluation issues in financing for development. Analysing effects of Dutch corporate tax policy on developing countries Government of the Netherlands

Global Tax-Avoidance Rules to Be Aimed at Digital Economy Bloomberg

Inside the World’s Top Offshore Tax Shelter Newsweek
A disturbing report on Jersey, with scenarios as described in The Finance Curse

France: Tax Evasion – Economy Minister Moscovici does not “advertise” Jersey Public Sénat (In French)
See also our earlier blog Outrage at Bermuda and Jersey removal from French blacklist

McDonald’s Denies Magazine Report of French Tax Avoidance Bloomberg

FACT Letter: Allow Offshore Tax Breaks to Expire TJN USA / FACT Coalition

Italy govt to discuss new amnesty for tax evaders – sources Reuter

Lebanon news: Banking secrecy laws make it difficult to measure security risks Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

Mexico eyes seven multinationals in tax avoidance probe Reuters

India says HP and Infosys used window dressing to shrink tax bills The Register

No. of Czech firms controlled from tax havens exceeds 13,000 Prague Daily Monitor

Tax Shelters And Moving Money Offshore El País (In Spanish)
Nice infographic that draws on TJN’s Financial Secrecy Index. Hat tip: Jorge Gaggero

Leak in tax havens ARD Radio (In German)

Tax Evasion: Credit Suisse to Settle for $800m in US DoJ Disclosure Scheme? International Business Times

It’s time to put social impact of finance on the curriculum The Conversation
Cites The Finance Curse

Fined Billions, JPMorgan Chase Will Give Dimon a Raise Dealb&k

Inequality may spark unrest, Davos elites worry Al Jazeera
David Cay Johnston observes “The wealthy, having siphoned off income gains since Great Recession, are now anxious about consequences.”

Pope urges Davos elite to serve humanity with wealth Reuters

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