Links Oct 8

Why India should defend this whistleblower from the Swiss justice system
“Hervé Falciani, who exposed the global offshore industry with the HSBC data leak, is facing prosecution under skewed Swiss laws for data theft and espionage.” See also: Guest blog: how Switzerland corrupted its courts to nail Rudolf Elmer

Still slipping the net – Europe’s corporate-tax havens say they are reforming. Up to a point. The Economist

Let’s Just Give Up on Taxing Big Corporations Bloomberg View
Read this through to the closing paragraph, then see Ten Reasons to Defend the Corporate Income Tax.

Launch of Francophone campaign in Africa on illicit financial flows allAfrica (In French)

Stolen assets: French authorities seize two properties near Paris, of family of Republic of Congo president Nguesso Le Monde Afrique (In French)

The “offshore” of the power groups in Peru TJN Latin America & Caribbean (In Spanish)

Here’s How Much Apple and Google Are Hiding in Overseas Tax Havens, in One Chart Tech.Mic

Apple is still No. 1 at avoiding US taxes Quartz

$51B of US corporate profit held in Cayman, says report Cayman News Service

Lionel Messi facing jail time after court rejects prosecutors’ request to drop tax fraud charges The Washington Post



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