Links Feb 2

2016: Africa’s Year Of Grave Concern TJN-Africa Blog

Slash taxes by half, say North Sea oil companies The Telegraph
See recent blog Do not listen to Big Oil’s whining for tax cuts 

Swiss seek Malaysian help probing $4 billion financial scandal The Telegraph

The New Global Tax Shelter Is Closer Than You Might Imagine NPR
See recent blog Loophole USA: the vortex-shaped hole in global financial transparency 

Facebook Pays Astonishingly Little in Corporate Taxes Fortune
See also: Facebook accused of paying just four per cent tax on £2.4 billion in global profits Belfast Telegraph

Google tax deal ‘not a glorious moment’, says minister The Guardian

U.S. Justice Dept hits 80 Swiss banks with penalties RT

Kenya Revenue Authority freezes envoy’s assets in Sh385m tax evasion row Business Daily

Disgraced British art dealer’s priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva The Telegraph

Spain’s Princess Cristina loses bid to avoid tax fraud trial BBC News



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