Links Oct 2

Australia: Business leaders to face parliamentary inquiry on tax avoidance The Sydney Morning Herald
See also: Global crackdown on tax havens fails to sway Australian companies, Government warned that ATO not up to catching tax avoiders, and our earlier blog Third of Australia’s big corporations pay less than 10% tax – report

European Commission extends probe into Gibraltar’s corporate tax regime Reuters

Glencore unit suspends Zambia copper projects over tax row Reuters
See also recent blogs How Glencore made its money and Secret tax report on Glencore withheld by EIB – why?

Transfer pricing, tax evaders and IT: HMRC UK to assist Pakistan’s FBR on tax reform initiatives Business Recorder

Canadian finance minister says country not a tax haven Reuters
A familiar theme

Bankers Targeted in $20 Billion Moldovan Laundering Case Bloomberg
See also: The Moldovan Money Machine  Wirtschafts Blatt (In German), cites TJN’s Markus Meinzer

Hervé Falciani, the Snowden of HSBC Clarín (In Spanish)
See here for an interview with Jorge Gaggero on Falciani and the case of private banker Hernán E. Arbizu

BVI, China’s favourite tax haven BBC Mundo (In Spanish)

What’s Wrong With Ignoring Inequality Bloomberg View

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