Links Aug 5

Women’s Working Group on the FfD3 outcome document CSOs for the 3rd Financing for Development Conference
See also recent blog: “Global Tax Body: After 3 days of bullying, developing countries were run over”

New report on banks’ tax avoidance: Transparency is key to fight tax dumping Sven Giegold
A new report from Tax Research UK commissioned by the Green group in the European Parliament shows there are strong indications for profit shifting in the banking sector.

Nigeria: Buhari faces acid test over Halliburton bribery scandal Business Day
Reporting on “a network of secretive banks and offshore tax havens, used to funnel $182 million in bribes to Nigerian officials.”

U.S.: Like a Campy Horror Movie, the Tax Extenders Are Back ITEP

Microsoft’s Offshore Profit Pile Surges Past $100 Billion Mark Bloomberg

Shell Australia channels $1.6b via Luxembourg, Bermuda Australian Financial Review

Research finds most rich people aren’t worried about wealth inequality because practically everyone they know is rich, too Business Insider

The Challenges of Fighting Money Laundering The New York Times Dealb%k

$27 Million Picasso Masterpiece Smuggled from Spain by Banker Seized in Corsica artnet news
The French customs authority stated that an attempt to export the painting to Switzerland … “drew the attention of French officials.”



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