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Corporate transparency: The openness revolution The Economist

Kenya: Media, Civil Society Urged to Fight Unfair Tax allAfrica / The Sta

Can Africa move away from aid to trade? Zambia Daily Mail

Finance: Out of Control? Juncker fails to endorse public registers across EU revealing firms true owners The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Jean-Claude Juncker admits sweetheart tax deals sullied reputation as EU head The Guardian

India: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says govt committed to prosecute all black money account holders India Today

World Premiere of ISLANDS at the Bush Theatre January 2015 Londontheatre1

Tax havens under scrutiny The West Australian

The Australian Tax Office Has An Informant Helping Find Billions Of Dollars Hidden By Australians Offshore Business Insider

Inversions Are Often Last Stop for Avoiding U.S. Taxes Bloomberg

Burger King’s Inversion: A Whopper of a Tax Dodge Americans for Tax Fairness

U.S.: Cutting the IRS Budget is a Lose-Lose for American Taxpayers Citizens for Tax Justice
Every $1 spent on the IRS’s enforcement, modernisation, management system reduces the federall budget deficit by $200

AT&T, Verizon Tax Breaks Fail to Produce Jobs The Wall Street Journal (paywall)


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