Links Oct 20

South Africa: Lonmin’s failed gag bid puts spotlight on transfer pricing Business Day Live
See the report The Bermuda connection: Profit shifting and unaffordability at Lonmin1999-­‐2012  by the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC). See also: The Last Word: Avoid Lonmin like the Bermuda Triangle Business Day Live

Africa: Why the Actions of a South African Billionaire Highlight the Dangers of Capital Flight for the Continent allAfrica

Tax evasion: France between one step forwards and one step backwards Mediapart (In French)

European Commission’s tax investigations are unsettling multinational companies The Wall Street Journal

Ireland, Still Addicted to Tax Breaks The New York Times
“It is particularly depressing that countries like Britain and Ireland are engaging in such beggar-thy-neighbor policies given their public commitments in international forums to behave differently … If even G-20 countries cannot resist the temptation to create giant loopholes, how can the international community ever hope to persuade other nations that are tax havens to change?”

Google plans to leave tax haven Bermuda for Ireland Le Monde (In French)
See also: Google mulls shutting down Bermuda subsidiary – report telecompaper

India: The BJP’s Big Black Money Challenge NDTV

Early Results Are In: Inversions Aren’t Going Away The Tax Analysts Blog

Tax breaks for rich foreigners under fire swissinfo

Azerbaijan must reverse civil society crackdowns to remain within landmark transparency scheme Global Witness

Credit Suisse Allegedly Favored Oligarch in Oil Field Sale Bloomberg

Fatca seen as threat for some Hong Kong banks, opportunity for others South China Morning Post


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