Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Links Jan 16

Semeta urges Irish action on EU tax files EUObserver
"EU tax commissioner Algirdas Semeta has called on the Irish presidency to break the log-jam on proposed EU tax legislation."

Cayman Islands Too Far Away? Just Build Your Own Bloomberg
On Hong Kong - good story, though the reporter seems surprised to find that Hong Kong is a tax haven. See also TJN's Financial Secrecy Index report here.

Secret City – new film about the City of London Corporation Treasure Islands

It’s Bonus Week on Wall Street Dealb%k
Some feel good about their bonuses, many are losing their jobs.

Malaysia campaigners tackle Swiss banks swissinfo
Information on the wealthy Taib clan emerges during divorce proceedings.

Tax rate of FTSE100 companies drops for fourth year Accountancy Age

Liechtenstein Commended On Tax Compliance Tax-News

However, adherence to the OECD's standards on tax compliance is far from ideal - see On Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

UK: Taxpayers face £500m bill for RBS Libor fraud The Independent

The IMF’s New Transfers Policy and the Trading System Investment Treaty News

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