Links May 2

How Barclays turned a $10 billion profit into a tax loss Reuters
By booking proceeds via Luxembourg …

LuxLeaks trial: refusal of EU Commissioner Vestager to give evidence is a poor show Sven Giegold

#PanamaPapers: How ex-Nigerian minister bought two penthouses in Panama for N837million Premium Times

Pakistan: Panama trail  Dawn
‘Establishing wrongdoing through a ‘forensic audit’ will not be an easy task.’

India – Panama Papers: Black money Special Investigation Team probing ‘legitimacy of entities’ The Indian Express

Sri Lanka sets up panel to investigate ‘Panama Papers’ Daily Mail

Japanese money in offshore tax havens could solve a lot of problems at home Japan Today

Thaliand: Phuket tax-dodging nominees for foreigners to face charges Phuket Gazetta

The who’s who of Colombia’s tax-avoiding elite Colombia Reports

Argentina: Government eyes new tax amnesty programme Buenos Aires Herald

Hong Kong lawyers and journalists concerned over new requirement when using online company register  South China Morning Post

Global Justice Clinic and Partners Convince Human Rights Body to Investigate Impacts of Swiss Tax Policies on Women’s Rights CHR &GJ

Spot the tax haven Delano
Commentary on Luxembourg and tax competition. … On the topic of competition, see Fools’ Gold   

Why is the technology industry so afraid of tax? The Sydney Morning Herald
See also: The option of paying tax – or not The Sydney Morning Herald

Financial Conduct Authority sees issues in Deutsche Bank controls over financial crimes Reuters

British Crackdown On Offshore Shell Companies Will Affect Gulf Property Owners



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