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G8 Has Yet To Live Up To Its Promises On Tax And Transparency Financial Transparency Coalition Blog

Swiss Cabinet to examine tax deductible bank fines swissinfo

Indian money in Swiss banks rise to over Rs 14,000 crore The Economic Times
“Indians’ money in Swiss banks has risen to over two billion Swiss francs (nearly Rs 14,000 crore), despite a global clampdown against the famed secrecy wall of Switzerland banking system.”

U.S. tax case deal to trigger Swiss bank consolidation Reuters

Investment In Jersey Seen As A Safe Bet Tax-News
The story highlights issues of the Finance Curse, and captured state scenario.

UK delegation promotes beneficial ownership registry in Cayman Compass Cayman

China spends billions to fund Caribbean ambition IFC Review / South China Morning Post

Argentina’s World Cup captain Lionel Messi exempt from tax fraud trial Marca
“A report from the prosecutor considers that the player is not guilty, although he did commit the offences of which he was accused”. The investigation continues into his father as a suspect.

Apple tax affair is not slam dunk the Government says it is The Irish Times
“If State’s defence is watertight, why did the European Commission establish a formal investigation?”

Much of What You’ve Heard about Corporate “Inversions” Is Wrong Citizens for Tax Justice

The alternative offshore awards? Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

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