Links Oct 19

UN wants to abolish tax havens worldwide Dawn

GUE/NGL MEPs – blog on the European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry into the Panama Papers

Deltour: We need EU-level protection for whistleblowers

Rudolf Elmer: Multinationals and rich individuals are cheating civil society

BNP Paribas executives at the heart of a tax scandal in Argentina Libération (In French)
See also: BNP Paribas implicated in billion dollar scandal Mediapart (In French), and (from Sep 2015) The Role of Global Banks, Financial Asset Management by “Private Banking”. Contribution for the Think 20. By CEFID, authors Jorge Gaggero and Magdalena Belén Rua

Brazil gets access to Swiss accounts of politicians, Petrobras executives Reuters

India seeks BRICS mechanism to nail Tax dodgers The EconomicTimes

South Korea: Wealth drain – tax haven investments should be subject to close monitoring The Korea Herald

Pakistan: Supreme Court full bench to hear Panama Leaks pleas on Oct 20 Pakistan Observer

Panama hires PR firm amid ongoing Panama Papers fallout ICIJ

Wall Street Breaks With Business Lobby Over Corporate Registration Rules Inside Sources

Eva Joly: Iceland has a corruption problem Iceland Monitor

Hundreds of properties could be seized in UK corruption crackdown The Guardian

HSBC winds down Monaco operations as principality loses lustre The Wall Street Journal

The Tax Code for the Ultra-Rich vs. the One for Everyone Else The Atlantic



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