Links Aug 26

German trust sues Swiss bank over vanished money from former Communist East Reuters

Zimbabwe: The Hedge Fund and the Despot Bloomberg Businessweek
Story involves offshore opaque dealings via a BVI shell company

Zimbabwe: ‘$2,85bn lost in illicit financial flows’ NewsDay

Bangladesh: Black money flying abroad The Daily Star

India: Tax sleuths offer bargain to draw data from Swiss bank account holders The Hindu

Pakistan: No request to retrieve ‘$200b’ in Swiss banks, says Swiss envoy Pakistan Today

Liechtenstein VP Bank pulls Swiss arm out of US programme on tax evasion Reuters

Banco Espírito Santo: The Angolan Story Forbes

Offshore is designed as an assault on democracy: that’s why addressing offshore abuse demands serious action Tax Research UK

Tax Dodge Used by Bain Escapes Scrutiny on Inversions Bloomberg

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