Links Jan 19

How Shell, Total and Eni benefit from tax breaks in Nigeria’s gas industry    

Stop Switzerland Selling Secrecy, Christian Aid Urges Davos Delegates

The Cayman Islands – home to 100,000 companies and the £8.50 packet of fish fingers The Guardian

The ideologists of the Competitiveness Agenda Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

Singapore’s dominance under threat as neighbours roll out enticing tax incentives The Singapore Business Review
Read about Tax Wars here.

Cayman copies Delaware for limited liability law Cayman News Service
“Not the first time that Cayman has modelled its laws on America’s tax haven”

Real Estate Transparency The New York Times
FACT Coalition’s comment on U.S. Treasury Department’s plan to scrutinize the secret companies buying real estate in New York and Miami (see article linked previously: U.S. Will Track Secret Buyers of Luxury Real Estate The New York Times)

It’s time for Canada to take action on its offshore real estate problem The Globe and Mail

Google Canada, Please Pay Your Taxes. Canadians for Tax Fairness

Vatican employee acquitted of smuggling money swissinfo
Vatican prelate acquitted of conspiring to smuggle millions of euros in cash into Italy from Switzerland

Brazil’s Rousseff signs amnesty to undeclared offshore assets Reuters
See also: Brazil’s offshore tax amnesty signed into law STEP

Pakistan: National Assembly body okays assets-whitening tax amnesty scheme The Nation

Bolton Wanderers on the Brink The Offshore Game
Football club narrowly escapes liquidation. Financed by offshore companies, and, with a mysterious offshore ownership structure.



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One thought on “Links Jan 19

  1. Iliam Dhone says:

    A typically perverse article from “The Guardian”: fish fingers are not £8.50 a pack in Cayman because of the tax structure; they are expensive because they have been imported long-distance. It makes about as much sense as assessing the cost of living in the UK on the basis of imported Caribbean fish such as the red snapper or the wahoo.

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