Links Aug 26

Weeks removed, how should we view Addis Ababa Summit? Financial Transparency Coalition

Jersey Royal Court may consider ‘fair taxation’ arguments in future trust rulings STEP

Basel Institute on Governance – Luxembourg performs poorly in anti-money laundering index Luxemburger Wort

More people on airplanes right now than taxpayers in Pakistan The Express Tribune

Yanacocha: An example of the power of multinational corporations, in the Peruvian Andes LatinDADD (In Spanish)

‘Thousands’ of political heavyweights hold Swiss accounts: official Yahoo News
See also: Swiss law aims to return foreign funds stashed by erstwhile leaders Reuters

Switzerland: Cabinet urges rejection of banking secrecy initiative swissinfo

Swiss expect to decide on FIFA extraditions in September Reuters

U.S. banks moved billions of dollars in trades beyond Washington’s reach Reuters
“The story of how Wall Street’s giants got around derivatives rules imposed by the CFTC after the financial crisis. The fix: tweaking contracts and shifting deals offshore.”

$260 billion down… Good news! Big banks only have $65 billion in legal fines left to pay Quartz
“But changing dysfunctional corporate cultures doesn’t happen overnight: dealing with past transgressions is one thing, but are banks better prepared to stamp out wrongdoing in the future?”



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