Links Feb 22
Future of private bankers under the microscope swissinfo
The number of traditional, family-run private bankers in Switzerland is shrinking from a Second World War rate of around 60 to just nine.
History bites back at Swiss private banking swissinfo
Political Corruption and Media Retribution in Spain and Greece The Nation
Disappearing Diamonds 100 reporters
Great report highlighting the role of shell companies in conflict diamonds.
EU banks face strict transparen
European banks are facing the threat of having to reveal their taxes and profits on a country-by-country basis in the latest twist to the EU negotiations over rules to make banks safer.
Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year? Bloomberg
Big Companies Fear Offshore Tax Fallout CFO.com
Seniors and Veterans to Crash ‘Fix the Debt’ Party Hosted by Honeywell CEO The Nation
Big four accountants 'insufficiently independent and sceptical' of City The Guardian
UK new scourge of tax havens, favourite tax location for big business FinFacts
Cayman Seeks To Quash Fund Investment Taboo Tax-News
Serbia has plans to prevent tax evasion SE Times
Technology whizz kid tackles Greek tax evasion Reuters
India: Private universities being probed for alleged tax evasion The Hindu Business Line
Tax avoidance: Legality vs morality Al Jazeera
Israeli Banks Said to Be Implicated in U.S. Tax Evasion BloombergBusinessweek
Tackling tax havens; a fight to continue Les Echos (In French)
Christians urged to fast from tax-dodging companies during Lent Ekklesia
"Christians are being encouraged to do no business with tax-dodging corporations such as Amazon and Starbucks for the duration of Lent, as a public witness against the sins of corporate tax avoidance."