Links Mar 4

AEoI as the new global standard: OECD Standard and EU Tax Cooperation, Keynote presentation at 2nd Turkish-German Biennial on International Tax Law, by TJN’s Markus Meinzer, Istanbul

Switzerland’s Financial Secrecy Brought Under Human Rights Spotlight Center for Economic and Social Rights

Corporate tax – an opportunity as well as a threat The Great Business Debate

Is Singapore the New Switzerland for Tax Evaders? Bloomberg

A wake up call from Panama Malta Today

Brazil’s ex-president Lula questioned in anti-graft bust swissinfo / Reuters

French tax evasion crackdown yields 12.2 billion eur in 2015, up 17 percent Reuters

UBS’s French Business Faces Inquiry Into Possible Witness Tampering The New York Times

Tax evasion, the global heist of 240 billion dollars L’Espresso (In Italian)

Orange accused of defrauding the Senegalese tax authorities Observatoires des Multinationales (In French)

Dominica’s Citizenship Programme “Main Source of FDI”, Officials Say The World Post / Huffington Post

Australia: Tax code so ‘flawed’ it is useless Financial Review
Cites Tax Justice Network Australia

Call for corporation tax overhaul after Facebook ‘transparency’ vow Daily Mail
Cites TJN’s research director Alex Cobham. See also our earlier blog Facebook ‘to pay more UK tax’. Let’s not get carried away  

UK: HMRC redefines tax avoidance to exclude Google, Facebook, Amazon Waiting for Godot

Barclays Probes Alleged Money Laundering at South Africa Arm Bloomberg

Dubai fifth global hub for ultra-rich Khaleej Times
… after London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong



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