Links Aug 25

Global Tax Avoidance: Who’s Responsible? Carnegie Council

Honduras makes Carlos Slim pay pay tax arrears of at least US$ 2.5 million Equal Times

Ex-Guatemala Vice President Baldetti Arrested in Tax Fraud Probe Bloomberg
See also: Guatemala’s Corruption Investigations Make Swift Strides The New York Times

Illicit financial outflows rise in Africa Daily News Tanzania

“They have their own people they want to blame” The Africa Report
“Corruption is truly collectivized. It must have a privately incorporated business, ideally with at least one shell company, management service company, special purpose vehicle or trust, and again ideally in a tax haven.”

Singapore private bankers and clients sweat loss of secrecy The FCPA Blog

U.S. Campaign Finance: Another Way to Mask Super Rich Donors Bloomberg
,,,via anonymous shell companies.

Offshore firms snap up £150bn of UK property over the past 15 years: Figure is almost as much as welfare and defence budgets combined Daily Mail

Minister: Swiss banks must ‘do better’ The Local

Smaller Swiss private banks expected to perish swissinfo


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