Links Aug 16

Indonesia plans tax haven on two islands near Singapore The Straits Times
See also: Tax Haven in Indonesia? Corporate Income Tax Indonesia Slashed? Indonesia Investments, and Read about Tax Wars here 

Some shell companies sidestep new UK transparency rules Reuters

Scotland formally calls on UK to close “tax haven” loophole Herald Scotland

‘Scotland has become a money-laundering factory for Soviet criminal gun-runners’ Herald Scotland

Whatever Happened to the Panama Papers? The Wire

Action on Panama paper names depends on probe’s outcome: Finance Minister The Indian Express

Malta: Panama Papers probe update The Times of Malta

In Togo, “Panama Papers” revelations provoke the anger of the population Le Monde Afrique (In French)
Protests against prime minister Klassou’s secret cement factory shares.

Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief The New York Times
Investigators are looking into secret offshore companies.

Curaçao, St. Maarten have Dutch Minister concerned Curaçao Chronicle
“The adverse impact on the financial sector on the two islands due to fraud, tax evasion and money-laundering reflects on the Netherlands”

Ingersoll-Rand Wins U.S. Contracts as Inversion Probe Is Delayed Bloomberg

Sustainable Development Goals: Working together for our Common Good News.LK
Speech by Norway’s Prime Minister: “Financing sustainable development requires domestic revenue generation combined with good management of existing resources and improved tax structures that eliminate tax havens.”

It’s time to reform both trusts and inheritance tax Tax Research UK

And Then There Were 3? Three Trials Over Financial Firm Audits Loom for Big Four Firm PwC naked capitalism

Banking secrecy: USA boldly advertises for black money NZZ (In German)

Malaysia Wealth Fund Scandal: Swiss probe ex-Abu Dhabi official over 1MDB swissinfo

Airbnb paid French tax man just ‘€70,000’ The Local



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