Links Apr 5

Panama Papers: Hunting the pinstriped octopus hiding in offshore tax havens International Business Times
By TJN director John Christensen

Panama is only one head of the tax haven Hydra Financial Times (paywall)
By TJN’s Nicholas Shaxson, author of Treasure Islands

#PanamaPapers – stories from Africa: How the Elite Hide their Wealth African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR)
Stories from Uganda, Kenya, DRC, Botswana, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Tunisia, and more to come.

Tanzania: Gold Firm ‘Guilty’ of Tax Evasion allAfrica / Tanzania Daily News

Investigations, protest, and call for election in Iceland as world responds to Panama Papers ICIJ

Over 10,000 Protest in Iceland After Prime Minister Exposed in Panama Papers Democracy Now

China, Pakistan Push Back on Offshore Revelations as Syria Named Bloomberg

The Panama Papers: Pages From Pakistan CIRP

Parade of the Blacklisted Marches Through Firm’s Client List — and Syria’s Civil War OCCRP

Spies And Shadowy Allies Lurk In Secret Thanks To Firm’s Bag Of Tricks OCCRP

Offshore Accounting Industry vs Narcotics Industry Polemic’s Pains

Never mind redistribution – the Panama Papers show why we need to focus on tax havens if we are to tackle inequality The Independent

Panama Has Company as Bank-Secrecy Holdout, as U.S. Offers Haven Bloomberg

Big companies, low rates: A study of the effective tax rates of large Dutch companies SOMO

New Treasury Dept. Anti-Inversion Rule Would Prevent Pfizer’s Estimated $35 Billion Tax Break Americans for Tax Fairness

How the UK government has the power to make its tax havens stop enabling crime and corruption Global Witness

Fifa president Gianni Infantino pulled into corruption scandal by Panama Papers The Guardian

How to explain offshore banking (and when it is naughty) to a five year old The Guardian

See also naked capitalism’s links on Mossack Fonseca



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