Links Apr 8

The Panama Papers: Victims of Offshore ICIJ
Video animation: “Behind the email chains, invoices and documents that make up the Panama Papers are often unseen victims of wrongdoing enabled by this shadowy industry. This is their story.”

The fallout from Panama Papers revelations so far, country by country The Guardian

Global Banks Team with Law Firms To Help the Wealthy Hide Assets ICIJ

How Family that Runs Azerbaijan Built an Empire of Hidden Wealth ICIJ

Stairway to Tax Heaven ICIJ
Welcome to the secret world of offshore. Your goal is to navigate this parallel universe and hide your cash away. Don’t worry! Lawyers, wealth managers and bankers are there to help you. Pick a character and don’t get caught…

How anger over tax havens has moved from margins to mainstream swissinfo / Financial Times
Cites TJN’s research director @alexcobham 

Tax Justice Network – Africa Welcomes ‘Panama Papers’ Financial Transparency Coalition
See also: African response to Panama Papers BBC

Panama Papers: How Jersey-based oil firm avoided taxes in Uganda BBC

Hong Kong’s Bermuda Bent Bloomberg
Another wave of reporting using the Financial Secrecy Index

BVI: For Island of 500,000 Companies, Panama Leaks Unleash Storm Bloomberg

Finance minister defends offshore business swissinfo

The Art of Secrecy ICIJ
“Locked in the files of a Panama law firm are the answers to mysteries involving Van Goghs, Picassos, Rembrandts and other master works”

Why tax avoidance is a lousy business strategy The Washington Post

The Panama files and the EITI’s ground breaking rules on ownership reporting Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

For just $309, you too can hide your assets — in the U.S. Los Angeles Times

U.S. Plans to Require Banks to Identify Owners of Shell Companies The New York Times

The Secret Life of Panama City The New Yorker

 

 


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