Links Jul 5

Poverty amidst plenty: How Africans are robbed of benefits of mineral wealth Pambazuka News

Zambia’s New Mining Tax Regime May Fail the Test of Time National Resource Governance Institute

Rich landowners are reaping billions from a tax loophole meant to benefit India’s poor farmers Bloomberg

UK chancellor George Osborne looks at corporation tax cut to attract overseas investors The Guardian
Read about Tax Wars here. See also our earlier blog Anti-tax, anti-regulation sirens already emerging after Brexit

UK ‘parking its tanks on Ireland’s lawn’ with corporation tax plan The Irish Times

Spread of international cooperation needed to close loopholes of tax evasion The Japan News

Discover Which Corporations are the Biggest Regulatory Violators Throughout the United States Good Jobs First

Pakistan PM under pressure after Panama Papers leaks: Imran The Nation

Panama Papers reveal yet another secretive aspect of hedge funds McClatchyDC

How the Hedge Fund Billionaires Get Away With Obscene Tax Avoidance Alternet

UBS ordered to provide France with tax information Reuters

French billionaire senator ‘hid €31 million in tax havens’ The Local

Why do Google’s offices keep getting raided in Europe? Christian Science Monitor

A Strike Against Tax Dodging FACT Coalition
See also our earlier blog Two new transparency advances, in UK and US

UK: Sir Philip Green’s wife tells MPs she likes offshore tax havens for their ‘strong regulatory regimes’ The Mirror


Related Posts

The Offshore Wrapper – Friday 18 August

panama_cityThe Offshore Wrapper is our weekly roundup of news from the world of tax justice. If you want to receive the wrapper every week in your inbox, you can subscribe here.


Swiss Politicians seek to block automatic exchange of banking information with developing countries

Photo by Pedro SzekelyCould we be seeing a return to the bad old days of Swiss Banking? A right wing party in Switzerland, the Swiss People’s Party, has launched an assault on the automatic exchange of banking information, according to Swiss Daily Newspaper Tages Anzeiger.


The Offshore Wrapper – Data havens and new crackdowns on tax avoidance

Gorgeous Computer FixingsBelow is the text of the offshore wrapper,  a weekly roundup of news from the world of tax justice sent out to our mailing list. If you haven’t signed up yet and would like to receive the wrapper in your inbox every week – you can do so here.


Open data for tax justice – designing a new CbCR database

OD4TJlogoThis week, TJN participated in a design sprint in London organised by Open Knowledge International. The purpose of the sprint was to bring together coders and tax justice advocates to start work on building a database for the new country by country reporting data that we hope will be released in the future, if public […]


New research on key role major economies play in global tax avoidance

offshore-network_colorcorrectedAn important new study on Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs) from the University of Amsterdam has made some fascinating discoveries, challenging, as the Financial Secrecy Index has, the popular misconception that tax havens are only palm fringed little islands and exposing that in fact major economies play a key role in global tax avoidance. Specifically they’ve […]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top