Links Mar 30

There’s A Huge New Corporate Corruption Scandal. Here’s Why Everyone Should Care HuffPost
See also: The Bribe Factory The Age / HuffPost – “An extraordinary case of bribery and corruption in the oil industry, centred on Monaco-based company Unaoil”.

Canada Joins 21st Century Fight against Tax Dodgers The Tyee

Tax Policy and Human Rights In Times Of Austerity TJN Latin America and Caribbean (In Spanish)

India: Court summons owners of British Virgin Islands’ companies for wrong tax returns Times of India

Going offshore: Exploring the use of tax havens by Fortune 500 companies Corporate Knights

Sweden To Increase Banks’ Tax Burden Tax-News

FACT Coalition urges Treasury action to prevent offshore tax deals The Hill

Cayman pushes maritime business Cayman News Service

Credit Suisse Accused in Multimillion Dollar Fraud, $15 Billion Money Laundering OCCRP

Latvia: European Central Bank Revokes Trasta Komercbanka License OCCRP
Russia, Moldova, Cyprus connections …

Former French Budget Minister tax fraud case: French Judges Allow Cahuzac Double Jeopardy Claim to Proceed swissinfo / Bloomberg

Why open data can stop corruption Financial Transparency Coalition

The Rise and Fall of Tim Leissner, Goldman’s Big Man in Malaysia Bloomberg

A Curb on Profit Shifting Is The Whole Point Financial Times (paywall)

HMRC’s offshore helper Tax Research UK



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