Links Feb 10

New recommendations to help investors engage on tax UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Banks take bigger role in Latin America fight against tax evasion Reuters

New Zealand, a haven for global billionaires to park their money, has a murky trust issue Bloomberg

Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca offices raided over Odebrecht bribery scandal The Guardian
See also: Swiss institute: Peru corruption could reach billions swissinfo

Panama Probe Exposes ‘Secrecy and Deceit’ of Bankers, Lawyers, Accountants Sputnik International

Panama Papers: MEP slams head of German private bank Berenberg for refusing to appear before EU Parliament The Parliament Magazine

Panama Papers: Afflicting the Powerful Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Radio Podcast

Australia: Coalition urged to charge 10% royalty on offshore oil and gas projects The Guardian

Can the art market regulate itself against illicit activity? swissinfo
See comment on art and freeports, here.

Credit Suisse Client Latest Test to Leniency in Tax Fraud Cases swissinfo / Bloomberg

What is lacking for the problem of tax havens to end? Tax Research UK

Gold Stashed in Bag Shows Hurdles in Italy’s Tax-Evasion Fight Bloomberg

Campaigners fear Trump resolution could hit coffers of poor countries The Guardian

Whistleblower Alleges Swiss Bank Cheated in U.S Tax Pact finnews

How the Flash Crash Trader’s $50 Million Fortune Vanished Bloomberg
Interesting and cautionary tax haven-soaked tale

 

 

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