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What really goes on inside the City of London? The Guardian
Cites Nicholas Shaxson’s Treasure Islands – Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole The WorldMbeki urges UN-AU cooperation over illicit financial flows SABC

Swiss-Tunisian Diplomatic Accord Potential First Step in Recovering Ben Ali Millions Tunisia Live

India Asks Vodafone to Pay $2.1 Billion Tax Bill or It May Face Asset Seizures Bloomberg
See also: Vodafone remains committed to India as tax row rumbles on Mobile World Live

Public forum will discuss the role of the EITI mechanism TJN Latin America & Caribbean (In Spanish)

Leaked files reveal new detail in French UBS tax evasion case ICIJ

Revealed: how Project Goldcrest helped Amazon avoid huge sums in tax The Guardian

Google Isn’t Paying the ‘Google Tax’ Bloomberg

Google accounts show 11 billion euros moved via low tax ‘Dutch sandwich’ in 2014 Reuters

Chinese millionaire sues himself through an offshore shell company to beat currency export controls boingboing

Credit Suisse Said to Face Money-Laundering Probe in Italy Bloomberg

Brussels Already Is Changing Europe’s Tax Laws The Wall Street Journal

U.S.: Ten Corporations Would Save $97 Billion in Taxes Under “Transition Tax” on Offshore Profits Citizens for Tax Justice

Is Delaware home to a “grand corruption”? CBS MoneyWatch

Full guidance on UK company ‘significant control’ register STEP

Victims of the Mexican Drug War Are Suing the Banks that Handled the Cartel’s Money Mother Jones

Spies Who Chased Terrorists Join Banks to Hunt for Rogue Traders Bloomberg
Not strictly a tax justice issue, but worth noting on banks’ behaviour.


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