Links Jan 7

US Congress opposes World Bank plan to weaken environmental and social protections, seeks transparency about “beneficial owners” of shell companies CIEL

Falciani labels the Swiss as financial mercenaries swissinfo

Capital flight VII. The effects of globalization and foreign ownership of the major Argentine corporate groups. The cases of Techint, Eurnekian and Fortabat CEFID (In Spanish)

Tax evasion and weapon production: Letterbox arms companies in the Netherlands TNI
See also our earlier blog Tax Haven Netherlands takes over EU presidency. As if Juncker weren’t enough 

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Swiss Bank Pays $188 Million in Tax Case swissinfo

Indonesia: Jokowi’s Push for 2016 Tax Amnesty Plan Kick-Off Seen as Flawed Bloomberg

India: Tax Evasion – Estimating the Quantum of Black Money NITI Central

Pakistan ‘Tackling Corruption In Tax Matters’ Tax-News

UK: Local councils should vet suppliers for tax avoidance, charity says The Independent
“Christian Aid urges local authorities to use spending power as leverage to force corporations to pay more tax”

Apple paid chief executive Tim Cook $10.3m in 2015 The Irish Times
See also our earlier blog Apple CEO Tim Cook: wilfully not understanding tax  

Karl Lagerfeld in £15m tax probe The Telegraph

Why Lowering the Marginal Corporate Tax Rate Does Not Increase Growth naked capitalism
Featuring our blog New research: ‘competing’ aggressively on tax reduces growth 



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