Links Dec 3

Revealed: how Southeast Asia’s biggest drug lord used shell companies to become a jade kingpin Global Witness

For Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Charity Is in Eye of Beholder Bloomberg
Gabriel Zucman points out: “A society where rich people decide for themselves how much taxes they pay and to what public goods they are willing to contribute is not a civilized society.” See also: Facebook’s taxes would be more use than Zuckerberg’s philanthropy The Irish Times, and Mark Zuckerberg and the Rise of Philanthrocapitalism The New Yorker

Extreme inequality fueling climate change: Oxfam study ricochet

UK faces more pressure to rein in BVI, others BVI News
See also earlier blog UK secrecy jurisdictions are still helping criminals the world over 

Chris Blackhurst: Britain’s island tax havens need action Evening Standard

Introducing Aleph: everything companies tell investors, in one place OpenOil
New journalism and transparency tool for those into the extractive industry

Kenya: Campaigners Warn of Kenya’s ‘Secretive’ Plan to Set Up International Financial Centre AllAfrica / African Arguments
See also earlier blog Kenya as a tax haven would be a ‘financial crime aircraft carrier’

Once a tax haven, always a tax haven: Jersey’s view of itself Tax Research UK

Corruption in Africa leads to poverty and human rights abuses – and Britain is complicit The Independent

Wilderness Safaris secretly stashing million in tax havens? The Botswana Gazette

What are anonymous companies? Short animation by Ted Ed & Global Witness

EFG Bank Reaches $30 Million Deal for Helping Clients Evade U.S. Tax swissinfo


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The Offshore Wrapper: the Panama Papers, one year on

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