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Tax competition and corporate tax avoidance ‘inconsistent with human rights – UN treaty body Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)

Andean region: towards a new fiscal reform agenda for equality and rights Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
See video here, and the report in Spanish here.

Brazil: President Temer Charged With Corruption OCCRP

Pakistan – PanamaLeaks: Joint Investigation Team reviews details of PM’s bank accounts Geo News

Illicit Financial Flows hampering West Africa’s attainment of SDG’s  Ghana News Agency

Wealth managers are the driving force behind global inequality, according to a sociologist of the ultra-rich Quartz

OECD Lists One Tax Haven, Tax Justice Network Says ‘Nonsense! Bloomberg BNA
See also: Trinidad & Tobago is world’s last remaining tax haven, says OECD International Business Times, and our recent blog: Empty OECD ‘tax haven’ blacklist undermines progress    

Lawmakers take first step to revealing anonymous companies in the U.S. Financial Transparency Coalition
See also: Bipartisan Bill Targets Criminal Money Laundering, Terror Financing FACT Coalition, and US lawmakers’ new tactic to finally crack down on secretive shell companies: link them to Russia Quartz

EU: Money laundering negotiations failed: Member States refuse to take consequences after Panama Papers Sven Giegold

In Search of Corporate Tax Incidence Social Science Research Network

Australia: Goldman Sachs & News Corp tax tricks as Canberra claims battle won Michael West

Ireland vulnerable due to over-reliance on low corporate tax regime The Irish Times

Madoff sons’ estates settle with bankruptcy trustee STEP
‘The settlement takes the amount recovered by Picard to over USD11.5 billion, much of it from banks and offshore “feeder funds” that subscribed heavily to Madoff’s business, many of them in the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands.’

Inequality: how we got here, and what should be done Open Democracy



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