Links Mar 25

New Swiss-EU treaty will replace Savings Tax Agreement STEP

Mauritius promises India full-cooperation on tax treaty issues IBN Live

Die Welt: The Greek Government Ignored 800 Bln In Black Money Transferred to Swiss Banks Greek Reporter

Condor Ferries, a company that navigates far from French law Mediapart (In French)
A shocking tale of corporate structuring via an offshore web, and the harmful repercussions for the workers.

Uzbekistan: How The President’s Daughter Controlled The Telecom Industry Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Corruption and money laundering via secrecy jurisdictions

Swiss banker: era of banking secrecy is officially over The Daily Star
Pictet chairman “urged Lebanese bankers to benefit from the Swiss experience”. Lebanon ranks 7th on the Financial Secrecy Index, and is towards the top end of the secrecy scale

Scenes From the Shadowy World of Swiss Banking Bloomberg

New money laundering draft bill before Panama’s National Assembly STEP (Article also in Spanish)
Interesting story to note, within the context that Panama ranks 11th on the Financial Secrecy Index,, and is towards the top end of the secrecy scale

UK: Virgin Care among firms with lucrative NHS deals and a tax haven status The Guardian


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