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Expert consultation on Panama Papers inquiry committee’s findings and recommendations Sven Giegold

Certainty in the tax treaty regime Martin Hearson

Many Ways to Lose a Billion: How Governments Fail to Secure a Fair Share of Natural Resource Wealth Report by Publish What You Pay Canada

US Department of Justice Seeks Recovery Of Almost $150M Corruptly Obtained By Ex-Oil Minister Alison-Madueke, Kola Aluko And Jide Omokore From Nigeria’s Oil Industry Sahara Reporters
See also: press release Department of Justice Seeks to Recover Over $100 Million Obtained From Corruption in the Nigerian Oil Industry, and the original @ICIJorg Panama Papers story Secret Documents Expose Nigerian Oil Mogul’s Offshore Hideaways

How Freeports Operate on the Margins of the Global Art Market Artsy
On freeports as secrecy jurisdictions. Cites @nickshaxson author of Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World 

U.S. Policy on Shell Companies Enables Corruption. Congress Can Change That. National Resource Governance Institute
See also: Shell companies in the U.S.—beginning of the end? Compliance Week

US Congress acts to audit shell companies after Malaysian 1MDB scandal Free Malaysia Today

1MDB: Malaysian Financier Jho Low ‘Hits Back’ finews
Probe unfolds in U.S., Singapore, Switzerland, Luxembourg, UAE …

France Shouldn’t Let Google Get Off Tax-Free Bloomberg
‘A Paris court rejected the government’s demand that Google pay 1.115 billion euros ($1.28 billion) in taxes for 2005 through 2010’

Controversial German Anti-Money Laundering Law Global Risk Affairs

Rich Pakistanis pay little under country’s unjust tax system Asia Times

Nepal: 3 Tax Officials Face Embezzlement Charges and $97.3 Million Fine Each OCCRP
‘The officials allegedly misappropriated billions of Nepali rupees by exempting taxes for large businesses to their mutual benefit’

UK: HMRC record £29bn haul as tax avoidance crackdown bites Citywire

Sports stars hit the headlines for their tax affairs Irish Independent



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