Links Nov 19

Crackdown on Caribbean tax havens a surprise boon for Hong Kong South China Morning Post

Why we need public country by country reporting Global Alliance for Tax Justice

UN Principles for Responsible Investment: Engagement guidance on corporate tax responsibility

Investor Brief on Tax Evasion and Avoidance: Why it matters for long term investors Committee on Worker Capital

Concerns over illicit financial outflows from Africa SABC
See also: Video: Briggs Bomba on ending illicit flows out of Africa SABC Digital News, and the Stop The Bleeding campaign

Sri Lanka: $450 mln from Swiss Bank account holders deposited in local banks Sunday Times

BNP Paribas Will Pay $59.8 Million in Swiss Bank Settlement swissinfo / Bloomberg
“BNP held 760 U.S. accounts worth $1.2 billion after 2008 … of those, $650 million were held in “sham entities” in such offshore locations as the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Liechtenstein and Liberia”. See also: Further Swiss banks settle with American authorities swissinfo, and Swiss banks to pay $81 mln, avoid U.S. charges on aiding tax evasion Reuters

U.S. : Protecting the tax base: Why it’s important to block tax inversions The Washington Post

Treasury Department Plans Anti-Inversion Tax Rules This Week The Wall Street Journal



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