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Cayman Islands’ government terminates Lord Blencathra’s lobbying contract The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
See also: Lobbying row: Cayman Islands cut ties with Tory peer Lord Blencathra by mutual consent after revelations by The Independent

Oil Multinationals, Others Stash Africa’s Tax Billions Yearly- African Union allAfrica / Premium Times
See also: Illicit Financial Flows deprives Africa of billions of dollars GhanaWeb

It’s Time to Get Tougher on UK Tax Havens, Mr Cameron Huffington Post

Luxembourg, US Sign FATCA Deal Tax-News

Montserrat Premier Highlights Tax Transparency Efforts Tax-News

Is black money secretly returning to India? India Today

As Trial Of Billionaire Liu Han Opens, Chinese President Xi Jinping May Go For Even Bigger Target International Business Times

City of London fighting for UK to stay in EU: the Swiss media perspective Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

The Simple Fix to the Problem of How to Tax Multinational Corporations — Ending Deferral Economic Policy Institute

The Spaniard who threatened a Chinese Solar Giant  (In Spanish) El Confidencial
Accusations of fraud through offshore companies

SocGen Faces Bribery Claims in Libya Wealth Fund Suit Bloomberg
Lawsuit says that Société Generale SA paid about $58 million to a friend of the Qaddafi family to secure investments, via a Panama-based company, kept secret from the LIA board

Cayman: Payoff aids Tempura cover-up Cayman News Service
Latest events in the corruption case highlighting alleged misgovernance between Britain and its offshore financial centres

Who said economics was too complicated? Play the game of tax havens, bankers’ bonuses and inequality… using just a pile of poker chips Daily Mail

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