Argentina’s Vice President Charged With Bribery abc news
Vice president accused of hiding behind a shell company so he and other secret partners could benefit from unusual tax exemptions and lucrative government contracts.
Finance Minister: France adamant Bermuda is a tax haven BDA Sun
The Bermuda Finance Minister comments: “There is a stark difference between the way taxes are viewed on this side of the Atlantic and in France. In France taxes are viewed as a moral obligation while over here it is viewed as a legal one.”
Don Quijones: Mini Tax Havens – How Europe’s 1% Gets to Pay Only 1% naked capitalism
Queen’s bank Coutts denies al-Qaeda links The Telegraph
Containers of data from Coutts Cayman, en route to a data centre in Geneva, were seized by German customs officials. Shows how varied are the risks, for a client hoping to hide their financial business, of banking secrecy being broken.
It’s Time for Prince Charles to Join Twenty-First Century Huffington Post
Prem Sikka raises some questions about the latest accounts published by the Duchy of Cornwall (controlled by Prince Charles) and Prince Charles’ business privileges. The duchy, a “sprawling commercial conglomerate”, is exempt from paying corporation tax on its profits and capital gains tax on profits made from the sale of its assets.
Welcome to London – the dictators’ playground Global Witness
Who is buying up Myanmar’s oil and gas? Global Witness
Infographic showing how ownership of Myanmar’s recently awarded oil and gas blocks is obscured by shell companies.