Monday, August 12, 2013

Links Aug 12

Most of TJN's bloggers are currently away, so posting will be relatively limited for the time being.

Norway oil fund concerned about tax evasion Reuters

You can’t stop digital money laundering until you stop secret companies Quartz
See also: Prepare for the coming deluge of digital currencies—and meet the people who would control them Quartz

Who's watching the trust industry in Hong Kong? South China Morning Post
See also: Hong Kong trust law amendments enacted at last STEP

Tibet opens up as new domestic tax haven Financial Times (paywall)
See also: What do you do to oppress people? Turn their state into a tax haven? Tax Research UK

Luxembourg, Switzerland Vie For Renminbi Crown Tax-News

HSBC Tops Family Office List as Money Firms Manage Rises 17% Bloomberg
Some interesting insights into the business of private wealth management. See also: HSBC not willing to let go its private banking business Gulf News

Contract transparency in Niger Publish What You Pay

Canadian government cracks down on foreign assets STEP

Greek deputy PM says UK has become top destination for tax avoiders The Telegraph

London is the ideal destination for offshore funds La Gaceta (In Spanish)

Britain plans to name, shame 'cowboy' tax advisers Reuters

UK: Accountancy firms eye legal licence that could bolster secrecy Financial Times (paywall)
"UK accountancy firms are eyeing a new legal licence that could give their services an additional layer of secrecy, fuelling controversy over tax avoidance schemes."

UK: 'Tax fugitives' list debate deepens BBC

Et Tu, IRS? Tax Agency Also Using Secret Spy Data? Common Dreams

Politicians Use Tax Breaks to Subsidize Manufacturing. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Citizens for Tax Justice

Seven Things You Wanted to Know About Prosecuting Wall Street truthout

U.S. Said to Plan to Arrest Pair in Big Bank Loss Dealb%k

They come for the politics, but stay for the money Financial Times (paywall)
"Washington transforms political believers into members of the get-rich club"

Arsenal F.C. gets ‘Yellow Card’ on links to suspected human rights abuses Global Witness

Ramsay's tax nightmare: Chef faces fraud probe over 'seven-figure unpaid bill' leaked to the authorities by whistleblower Daily Mail

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