Links Nov 13

Rich have more influence than poor over tax reform Christian Aid

Rise of Swiss gold exports to India raises questions swissinfo

Madoff Trials in Geneva Loom Six Years After Fraudster Confessed swissinfo
“Madoff’s deception was a blow to Geneva’s reputation as a safe place to do business”

OECD: Developing Countries and BEPS
See recent blogs on BEPS here and here, and New TJN briefing: OECD’s BEPS project for developing countries

Institutional Investors Back Global Tax Reform, Modernisation and Transparency LAPF

Juncker’s Past Speeches Hint at Tax-Advocate Role for Luxembourg Wall Street Journal
See also: Juncker ‘Regrets’ EU Tax Haven Deals that Suck Money from Developing World EU Bulletin

Luxembourg Tax Document Leak Leaves PwC and its Multinational Clients Vulnerable

EU tax strategy: what has Ireland to fear? The Irish Times

Corruption fighters confident for G20 tax haven crackdown Brisbane Times

BBC Radio “Wake Up to Money” on SSE and the Fair Tax Mark
SSE talking about their accreditation of the Fair Tax Mark (about 5 minutes into the programme).


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