Links Jun 26

Australia dragging chain on G20’s global tax crackdown The Sydney Morning Herald

Bangladesh: Money flies away from Bangladesh The Daily Star
“UNDP study shows grim trend of massive illicit capital flight”. See also: 62% rise in Swiss bank deposits The Daily Star

UBS, BNP Warned of France’s Zero Tolerance on Tax Evasion Bloomberg

France seeks details on Vieira’s Swiss bank account Irish Examiner

Spain’s Princess Cristina must face fraud charges, judge rules The Telegraph

New Zealand Active In OECD BEPS Talks Tax-News
See recent civil society letter to OECD on BEPS here, and TJN Briefing on BEPS here.

Zambia: Africa’s losses from illicit financial flows shocks CSOs The Post Online

Tax dodger Hitler stashed £3.6billion in Swiss banks: Historians trace dictator’s money after it vanished following his death Daily Mail


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