Links May 10

Corruption can no longer be dismissed as a developing world problem The Guardian
See also: Tax Justice Focus – The Corruption Issue

UK overseas territories resist calls for concessions to end tax secrecy The Guardian

A design flaw in Obama’s new Panama Papers rule could help shell companies dodge cops and taxes Quartz
See also: Critics Find Flaws in U.S. Financial Transparency Rule The Wall Street Journal, and The Obama administration’s Panama Papers misfire: Why new rules to curtail global tax avoidance could actually make things worse Salon

Report: The Use of Tax Havens in the Ownership of Kenyan Petroleum Rights Oxfam

Panama Papers data confirms Swiss links swissinfo

Digging Deeper into the Panama Papers in Indonesia Publish What You Pay

South Africa commits to beneficial ownership registers Ghana Business News

“John Doe’s Manifesto”: Panama Papers Source Blasts Lack of Media Interest, Calls for Prosecutions, Whistleblower Protection naked capitalism
See also our earlier blog Panama Papers: source issues a tax justice document

Puerto Rico, a US tax haven in tatters Daily Mail

Ex-Julius Baer Banker Said to Help U.S. in FIFA Laundering Probe Bloomberg

Panama Papers report alleges New Zealand prime place for rich to hide money Reuters

Panama Papers investigation: ‘New Zealand absolutely, conclusively is a tax haven’ TVNZ

Europe To Stop Printing 500 Euro Banknote OCCRP

Panama Papers source: ‘Several major media outlets’ turned down leaks Politico

ICIJ names AL leader Zafarullah, wife, over 50 other Bangladeshis in #PanamaPapers, Offshore Leaks bdnews24

The Panama Papers: The Dutchman, the Queen of the South and the Boss of Bosses Australian Financial Review

Bad move: Chess drawn into Panama Papers scandal as two key figures named The Telegraph

How Mossack Fonseca missed warning signs of £70m boiler room fraud The Guardian
‘Panama Papers law firm was oblivious as companies registered to its BVI office swindled UK investors out of millions’

UK has ‘vital role to play’ in beating tax evasion, declares Panama Papers whistleblower Accountancy Age



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