Links May 19

How morally fit is the West to lead a global campaign on corruption? The New Times Rwanda
See also our earlier blog Anti-corruption summit: UK climbdown, but momentum grows, and Tax Justice Focus – The Corruption Issue  

How Panama Papers May Become a Boon for Cash-Strapped Argentina Bloomberg

China Plans to Get Tough on Corporate Tax Evasion The Wall Street Journal

Panama Papers: Communist Cuban Officials Also Owned Offshore Firms PanAm Post

India – Onus of proof on you: High net worth individuals tell income tax department Economic Times

Panama minister visits India. But what was she up to? Hindustan Times

Credit Suisse targets rich Thais Financial Times
“Other Swiss banks have also singled Asia out as a priority.”

World Should Demand Swiss End 1,000-Franc Note, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Summers Writes swissinfo
See also: The thousand-franc note is ‘part of Swiss culture’ swissinfo

Queen’s Speech announces tax evasion, money laundering and confiscation measures STEP

Unravelling how the secrecy industry works FT Investigations / acast
Podcast interview with @tomburgis who investigated the London operations of Swiss bank BSI, involving multiple jurisdictions and complex secrecy structures.

A Reporter On The Panama Papers: The Basic Idea Is ‘To Hide True Ownership’ NPR

Sons of Indicted Financial Adviser Keep Business in Family (Updated May 18) Bloomberg

Montenegro: Former President Signs Plea Bargain, Admitting Corruption OCCRP



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