Links Sep 2

Africa trades billions in secret crude oil deals, experts warn The East African Energy Blog

Expert Insight Into The World Of Offshore Company Incorporations Mondaq
Some very interesting data and insights on offshore incorporations, from a report produced by one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services. See TJN webpage on The Mechanics of Secrecy here.

Wealthy Finns reveal hidden assets as Swiss bank secrecy comes to an end yle
A claim of Swiss banking secrecy being at an end is unfortunately not a reality at present, but the story is interesting.

Switzerland urged to tighten its money laundering laws swissinfo

Insight – Burger King has manoeuvred to cut U.S. tax bill for years Reuters

Public Pension Funds Stay Mum on Corporate Expats Dealb%k

Amazon, Accused Of Making ‘Backdoor Entry’ Into Retail Business, Faces Tax Issues In India International Business Times

Seychelles Commits To Share Tax Info With G5 Tax-News

Malaysia: Can A Business Enterprise Ignore Transfer Pricing? The Sun Daily
For information on Transfer Pricing see here.

Convicted tax dodgers to be made public The Korea Times

Spain ramps up war on Gibraltar’s ‘tax cheats’ The Local

Montoro Says Spain May Seek Criminal Charges for Pujol Tax Fraud Bloomberg Businessweek

Swiss NGO moots commodities watchdog swissinfo

The billions of fraud La Opinion (In Spanish)

The laundry that never closes noticias de Navarra (In Spanish)


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