Links Mar 23

China steps up fight against tax evasion with new regulations on multinationals South China Morning Post
See also recent blog: Developing countries and corporate tax – ten ways forward

Demand for ‘equal’ tax regime for MNCs The Independent Bangladesh

Development and Taxes, a Vital Piece of the Post-2015 Puzzle Inter Press Service

UK Government must defend against big oil and mining dirty tricks Global Witness

Tunisia Asks to Join HSBC Case to Get Embezzled Ben Ali Cash Bloomberg

Liechtenstein’s LGT sanguine about risk from HSBC private bank deal Reuters

Black money: India offers cash reward to HSBC whistleblower The Economic Times

UK: a new corporate offence – the failure to prevent tax evasion Corporate Law and Governance

Swiss authorities freeze bank assets as part of Petrobras investigation The Guardian
See also: Swiss prosecutors have uncovered over 300 accounts suspected linked to Petrobras corruption MercoPress, and Brazil’s Biggest Banks Caught In Petrobras Dragnet Forbes

‘Double Irish’ tax device undermined State, Coalition told The Irish Times

What is Competitiveness? #1 Robert Reich Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition


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