Links Nov 21

FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy? Huffington Post

Mauritius Emerges As Biggest Investor In India InSerbia News

Anti-corruption bar set higher, but Australia still has more to do The Conversation

Taxing mines is a daunting task Zambia Daily Mail

South Africa: Tax man mulls new transfer pricing law Business Day Live
See our Transfer Pricing page here.

Jean-Claude Juncker’s Luxembourg tax haven problem The Independent

Starbucks Latest Corporation to Face Scrutiny over Special EU State Deals Citizens for Tax Justice

How Walmart is Dodging Billions in Taxes: And Scheming to Avoid Billions More Americans for Tax Fairness

Obama Nominee, Antonio “Tax Inversion” Weiss Discloses Up To $203 Million In Assets Zero Hedge

Credit Suisse U.S. tax evasion case:  $2.6 Billion Deal Gives Judge Few Options Bloomberg

HSBC Swiss unit in French tax evasion probe The Local
Same subsidiary as being charged in Belgium. Schemes involved trusts and shell companies in other secrecy jurisdictions.

Bermuda snubs UK Prime Minister Cameron’s plan for company register Financial Times (paywall)

Portugal’s visa scandal: Buying their way in The Economist

Vote in Switzerland to Abolish Tax Break for Rich Threatens Status Bloomberg
See also recent blog Swiss to vote on “millionaires’ tax.” Cue scare stories

A Global Explosion in Ultra High Net Worth Individuals The Reformed Broker

American-born Mayor of London Boris Johnson refuses to pay hefty US tax bill The Independent


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