Links Mar 21

HSBC’s Money Laundering Nightmare (2): Mossack Fonseca, a Year in Words and Pictures, March 2015-March 2016 naked capitalism 
Story involves Panama, Brazil, Moldova, Malta, New Zealand, Azerbaijan, Germany, Luxembourg, USA, Hong Kong …

Global tax enforcement puts Cayman in the crosshairs The Cayman Reporter
See also our recent blog “Squeaky clean” Cayman caught in the act – again

Brazil sets dates for amnesty window to offshore assets Reuters
See also our recent blog Indonesia’s corrupt tax amnesty – how many will follow?

Nigeria’s state-owned oil company ‘failed to pay’ $16bn in oil revenues BBC News

Top multinationals pay almost no tax in New Zealand nzherald

Insight – How UK company formation agents fuel fraud Reuters

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI): A new era for transparency – moving on from Lima Global Witness

Deutsche Bank to face claim it aided illegal U.S. tax shelter Reuters

UK: Facebook gets more from HMRC for adverts than it pays in tax Channel 4 News
“Six times as much money is being paid to Facebook for advertisements telling people to pay their taxes, than the multinational company itself pays in tax.”

Money Laundering and the City of London’s “Crime Scene”: Haven of Tax Havens for the Mega-Wealthy Global Research

Here’s What Big Bank CEOs Have Made Since the Financial Crisis Bloomberg

Ireland seen as ‘beachhead’ for US firms into EU The Irish Times



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