Friday, April 05, 2013

Links Apr 5

BVI not responsible for leak of sensitive financial information – gov’t BVI News
A response to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) offshore financial secrecy project. The BVI in full head-in-the-sand denial mode.

France: Cahuzac Swiss bank account scandal threatens Hollande's presidency BBC
See also:
Ex-minister lets Swiss pass bank data to France swissinfo

As Banks in Cyprus Falter, Other Tax Havens Step In New York Times

Cyprus Considers Corporate Tax Break To Retain Business Tax-News

Australia to force multinationals to disclose tax arrangements The Guardian

Who Pays Taxes in America in 2013? Citizens for Tax Justice
The tax system is just barely progressive

Here Are The Effective Tax Rates Of 17 Companies Pressuring Congress To Cut Corporate Tax Rates HuffingtonPost

He who makes the rules Washington Monthly
The challenge of saving the Dodd-Frank law "from being dismembered by lobbyists and conservative jurists in the shadowy, Byzantine “rule-making” process."
Italian finance police discover gold ingots worth about €4.5 million (CHF5.5 million) concealed in false compartments during a routine check of a family car crossing into Switzerland.

Ex-London cop speaks out on RCIPS probe secrecy Cayman News Network
Update on the story of Operation Tempura in Cayman, a corruption case highlighting alleged misgovernance between Britain and its offshore financial centre.

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