Links Feb 13

Tax havens for despots, criminals and the Fortune 500 The Washington Post
Cites Nicholas Shaxson’s Treasure Islands: Tax Havens And The Men Who Stole The WorldSwiss Leaks frequently asked questions answered ICIJ

Politicians, regulators face questions over HSBC cases ICIJ

HSBC could face prosecution, as Swiss Leaks fallout continues ICIJ

France says it did not restrict UK from using HSBC files to pursue bank and criminals The Guardian

As HSBC shows, we’ve been timid and pathetic in dealing with tax dodgers The Guardian

HSBC files: Swiss bank aggressively pushed way for clients to avoid new tax The Guardian

Bill Black: Criminal Tax Evader HSBC’s CEO Resorts to Bank Apologist Fable of the Virgin Crisis naked capitalism

BVI Premier: Most oppose public ownership registry The BVI Beacon
See also recent blog British government can (and should) impose public registries on its overseas territories

Mapped: The world’s biggest tax havens City A.M.
Draws on TJN’s Financial Secrecy Index


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