Links Nov 23

Tax evasion: MEPs back automatic exchange of bank data to track account owners European Parliament

Dutch journalist facing prison term in Panama for criminal libel The Guardian
‘This prison sentence sends a signal that critical journalism on fraud and corruption is not possible in Panama’

Stiglitz and Pieth Panama Papers Report: A Roadmap for Global Transparency in the 21st Century Financial Transparency Coalition

Complex structures and aggressive tax planning behind the Nicaragua Canal Eurodad

East African Community loses more than $30b to illicit financial flows Ghana Business News

“Financial Mastermind” Behind Brazil’s Petrobras Scandal Captured in Spain OCCRP

Clan Obiang: The Eastern European Network of an African Dictator OCCRP

India and Switzerland sign bank information sharing deal swissinfo / Bloomberg

Credit Suisse Said to Face Tax Probe Over Undeclared Accounts swissinfo / Bloomberg

Exclusive: Google nears tax settlement with Indonesian government – sources Reuters

Kosovo Whistleblower Lifts Lid on Huge Tax Scam Balkan Insight

Tax Inspectors Without Borders making significant progress OECD
Listen to our Nov 2016 Taxcast for comment and analysis on Tax Inspectors Without Borders: here.

Kochs and Other Madoff Investors Are Winners in Fight Over Profits Held Abroad The New York Times
‘Koch Industries and others who invested in the Madoff fund from offshore accounts won a key ruling in federal bankruptcy court on Monday, when the judge said certain funds held abroad – estimated at about $2 billion – could not be made available to victims of the Madoff scheme.’

Tax evasion, crime of the rich at the expense of the poor Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM)

What does the UK beneficial ownership data show us? Global Witness

Banks Whinge About Tougher EU Regulations to Reduce Too Big to Fail Risk naked capitalism

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