Links Jan 14

Tax evasion/Luxembourg leaks: EU Parliament inquiry committee gains cross-political support and must be swiftly put in place The Greens / European Free Alliance in the European Parliament
See also: MEPs urge Schulz to set up inquiry committee on tax evasion EurActiv

Credit Suisse to Face Nader at U.S. Labor Department Hearing Bloomberg Businessweek
See also: Will a big bank get another free pass? Global Witness, and recent blog on Credit Suisse’s public hearing here

Switzerland: Debate launched on global exchange of tax data swissinfo
See also recent blog Switzerland signs up for automatic info exchange. But there’s a catch

Does Maximizing Shareholder Wealth Accomplish Anything Else? Economy Watch
See also comment and information on shareholder value here

Major economies move on money laundering, but what about the Cayman Islands? Transparency International

Russian lawmakers to consider banning state tenders from offshore companies RAPSI

Here’s The Who’s Who In China’s Offshore Tax Havens Business Insider

India: Black Money Probe Put on Fast Track, Final Action by March The New Indian Express

U.S.: Lawmakers Re-introduce Bill to Curb Offshore Tax Havens Accounting Today

Wild Parties, Secret Cash Drops, Offshore Accounts: Meet Brazil’s Black-Market Central Banker Bloomberg Businessweek

How bad does a bank have to be? Tax Research UK

HSBC battles to overhaul systems to stop money laundering The Australian


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