Links Jun 22

The parallel financial universe of the Cayman Islands Cayman Reporter
“…the people of these islands are waking up to the reality that has been kept masked under many shrouds for decades.”

US official says British government undermined progress on tax avoidance The Guardian
See also: Could UK and US squabbling on international tax reform just be an agreed ruse to kill the whole thing? Tax Research UK, and A tracker for the new UK government’s tax commitments Uncounted Blog – Alex Cobham

Crackdown on multinational tax avoidance likely to be thwarted, says expert The Sydney Morning Herald
“The G20’s efforts to crack down on multinational tax avoidance are likely to be defeated by national self-interest, particularly from the United States, one of Australasia’s top tax advisers says.”

LuxLeaks, SwissLeaks win top Data Journalism Award ICIJ

Zambia Revenue Authority Commissioner Msiska notes challenges in implementing 2015 mine tax regime The Post

Switzerland admits to being ‘attractive’ for money laundering The Economic Times

The Moldovan Connection Shredded – ‏@Ian_Fraser
How Scottish “shell” companies fuelled the $1bn bank fraud that’s crippling Moldova. See also recently linked article A Billion-Dollar Bank Fraud in Moldova, and 20,000 Opaque British Corporations naked capitalism

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn Shifts Focus From Sex Trial to Luxembourg Hedge-Fund Probe Bloomberg

Won’t allow shell companies: Mauritius Business Standard

Cherie Blair’s chain of health shops funded in the Cayman Islands goes bust and sacks dozens of staff Daily Mail

Property Raids by U.K. Tax Agency Soar in Clampdown on Evasion Bloomberg


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