Links Mar 24

Financial Transparency Coalition Newsletter January – March 2016

Credit Suisse, the Jailed Banker and an Oligarch’s Millions Bloomberg

Swiss Banks Land in Middle of Money-Laundering Probe — Again Bloomberg
“U.S. said to seek banking records in widening Venezuela probe”

OECD warns that tax evasion weakens economies in Latin America TJN Latin America and Caribbean (In Spanish)

Canada: Breathe Easy Bank Presidents, Budget Didn’t Touch Stock Option Loopholes Canadians for Tax Fairness
See also: Budget 2016: Targetting Tax Evasion

EU tax transparency plans won’t work, say campaigners The Guardian
For more, listen to the TJN March 2016 Podcast  

Panama’s Mossack Fonseca: The New Zealand Connection naked capitalism

Iceland: PM “Had Nothing to Hide” Iceland Review
“The Prime Minister’s wife, Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir, has been under fire since it recently came to light that a company she owns, called Wintris, holds around a billion krónur in Tortola—one of the world’s most notorious tax havens.”

Taxes on trial – How trade deals threaten tax justice tni

European Parliament – Six major European banks explain their “tax optimisation” role to MEPs

Italian police open money laundering investigation of broker linked to HSBC, in probe linked to tax evasion case Reuters

Apple, McDonald’s, Ikea, And Google In The Spotlight, As Tax Controversies Heat Up In 2016 Forbes

U.S.: How the Treasury Could Take Action to Prevent Inversions Citizens for Tax Justice

Shell companies: The Woolly Mammoth in the Coal Mine New York Magazine



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