Links Aug 13

Pakistan: Government declares tax evasion as money laundering The Nation

Cayman: Tax authority ordered to pay court costs Compass Cayman
Cayman companies challenged exchange of tax and beneficial ownership information with Australia.

Illicit capital flowing out of Africa often benefits foreign investors Thought Leader

Africa: Why Are We So Poor? Yet We Are So Rich? allAfrica

Africa: Blocking the Extractive Sector Leakages allAfrica

No influx of European wealth for Singapore Financial Times (paywall)
Singapore strenuously denies it is a tax haven.

Transfer Pricing Questions Arising in Bankruptcy, Whistleblower Cases Bloomberg BNA

Elites Finally Starting to Get that Inequality is Messing Up Growth naked capitalism

Swiss banks return to the United States swissinfo

Why an American pipeline giant is volunteering to pay more taxes Quartz

Yesterday’s Inversion Buyers Are Next Targets: Real M&A Bloomberg
“Walgreen was a fluke — companies are still moving their tax addresses abroad in droves” – Jesse Drucker

UK: Clients could face jail over offshore disclosure facilities Economia
Clients could face jail, “because their advisers do not know enough” about offshore disclosure facilities.

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