Links Feb 27

Trusts – the hole in the EU’s response to the Panama Papers? Global Witness
See also, our report Trusts – Weapons of Mass Injustice  

HSBC discloses tax evasion probes in India other countries Economic Times
Probes in U.S., France, Belgium, Argentina … See also: HSBC Sets Aside $773 Million for Tax Authority Investigations Bloomberg BNA

Despots’ jackpots – Why it is so difficult to hold kleptocrats accountable The Economist
“Despite improvements, fighting grand corruption remains a struggle”

Who Makes the Rules on Illicit Financial Flows Financial Transparency Coalition

Swiss Printing Firm Prosecuted For Corruption: Why Bribery Is Not A Just Developing World Problem Forbes

Ireland seeks comments on multinational tax reform STEP

Ireland: Only 15 taxpayers  voluntarily disclose undeclared offshore assets The Irish Times

Sapin II: a very opaque transparency bill in France Publish What You Pay / Oxfam France

U.S.: Treasury Extends Anti-Money Laundering Luxury Real Estate Regulations Jubilee USA
See also: FinCEN’s Continued Effort to Purge Dirty Money from Real Estate Welcomed by Experts FACT Coalition

Wolf Richter: How Much Money Laundering is Going On in the Housing Market? A Lot naked capitalism

Spain: Ex-IMF Chief Sentenced to Jail for Embezzlement OCCRP

UK: Caffè Nero paid no corporation tax in the last financial year despite profit of £23.6m as sales surge This is Money

 

 

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