Links May 18

Should tax targets for post-2015 be rejected? Uncounted – Alex Cobham’s Blog

Uncounted: has the post-2015 data revolution failed already? Uncounted – Alex Cobham’s Blog

UNESCAP and Government of Indonesia –  Asia Pacific High Level Consultation for Financing for Development Equity BD
Links to civil society joint statements and other resource materials

Brazil team selection fixed by secret Cayman company The Offshore Game

India urges Swiss to share details of bank account holders, ready to sign pact FirstPost

Inequality, income concentration and taxation of high rents in Latin America CEPAL, via Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Corporate tax rate isn’t threat to business, but crumbling infrastructure is The Hill

BHP Billiton reveals billions in ‘related-party’ deals with Singapore, Guernsey The Sydney Morning Herald

Where banking secrecy remains inviolable: Lebanon Paper Blog (In Italian)
Lebanon is ranked at 7th position on TJN’s Financial Secrecy Index, and is towards the top end of the secrecy scale

Financing for development or for private interests? Eurodad

UK:A tale of two Kensingtons: London and Liverpool … and the 2015 election’s inequality gap – video Guardian
The video is also available on Tax Justice TV



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Will the G20 ever end the global problem of tax avoidance and tax evasion?

HamburgAhead of the G20 Summit in Hamburg this week our own George Turner has published this op-ed in the German newspaper Die Tageszeitung today. The article discusses why, despite sustained political engagement from world leaders, we are still some way from solving the problem of tax avoidance and tax evasion. Here’s an English translation of the article:


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