Links Jan 13

OECD Global Forum agrees to Luxembourg transparency review Luxemburger Wort

Billions of rands leave South Africa under the radar Times Live

FDI inflows: Who is investing in India and in what sectors? Financial Express
“While Singapore and Mauritius have swapped places as top investors in India, still about 50% originates from these offshore financial centres.”

Asia’s richest man just got much wealthier CNN Money
“Shares in companies owned by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-Shing soared Monday after he announced plans to restructure his massive empire and move it to the Cayman Islands.

Syriza turns Greek oligarchs from taboo subject to economic priority The Financial Times (paywall)
They’re still powerful but their activities have been affected by recent efforts to clamp down on tax avoidance, for example through offshore companies”

Swiss financial centre reforms are a work in progress swissinfo
See also recent blog Switzerland signs up for automatic info exchange. But there’s a catch

UK: The attorney-general’s offshore office Private Eye

U.S.: IRS Unleashes Global FATCA Data Exchange, Offshore Transparency Everywhere Forbes

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