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HSBC whistleblower given five years’ jail over biggest leak in banking history The Guardian
See also: ‘Sentencing Changes Nothing, Will Help Black Money Probe,’ Says Herve Falciani NDTV, The Snowden Of Swiss Bank Accounts Is Sentenced To Prison While White Collar Criminals Go Free ThinkProgress, and the Whistleblower edition of Tax Justice Focus

Tax justice for Climate justice Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Europe’s money-laundering machine: still spinning euobserver

Economic affairs MEPs ask EU Commission to table corporate tax measures European Parliament News

UK: The Co-operative Group gets a Fair Tax Mark

The people of Jersey aren’t happy at being a tax haven – and rightly so Tax Research UK
See also our earlier blog John Christensen on rocking the boat in Jersey 

Why ‘competitive’ banking policies mean Too-Big-To-Fail banks Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

New studies: do ‘competitive’ corporate tax cuts boost growth? Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

Doesn’t Look Like Much Has Really Changed At Deutsche Bank Forbes
“On what planet is it morally justifiable for a European bank to offer to help corporations in a country as poor as Mexico to avoid tax – let alone move the funds to a country that has become rich principally by draining tax revenues from its neighbors?”

Tax Justice project will improve tax revenue collection – PSI News Ghana

Australia – Tax transparency: one in six exempt companies are political donors or government contractors The Guardian

Company tax cut a bonanza for big end of town, analysis shows The Sydney Morning Herald

PwC and the Magic Pudding company tax cut The Age

The fight for country-by-country reporting is under way and has to be won Tax Research UK

Switzerland: Parliament backs tougher law on dictators’ assets swissinfo
The point is, stashed assets should not have been accepted in the first place.

Where companies fit in a letterbox swissinfo


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