Links Aug 27
Offshore finance: Trawling for business The Economist
"The Gambia looks to join a beleaguered club."
Tax evaders feel the heat in havens South China Morning Post
"Mainland and Hong Kong are under pressure to comply with FATCA to maintain competitive edge after the BVI and Caymans take steps in this direction" .
BVI in FATCA talks Tax-News
Russia’s offshore cash switches seas in search of a new tax haven Quartz
Reporting that BVI appears to have replaced Cyprus as the host of Russia’s offshore money.
Julius Baer Worker Jailed for Three Years for Breaking Secrecy Bloomberg Businessweek
Schäuble invites Swiss banks to Germany - without anything in return TJN Germany Blog (In German)
See also: UBS gives German tax cheats until end-2014 to own up Reuters
Switzerland: Reforms will lead to ʻmassiveʼ tax losses, cities warn swissinfo
Offshore centres race to seal Africa investment tax deals Financial Times (paywall)
"The surge in foreign investment in Africa has triggered a race among offshore financial centres to sign deals to reduce the tax bills of overseas companies and protect their investment on the continent, with Mauritius, Singapore and Luxembourg rushing to secure agreements."
African Union’s panel moves against illicit financial outflows The Guardian Nigeria
Mbeki leads team tracking illegal cash flows from DRC African Manager
Paradox of Tanzania gold As exports clock $7bn Dar gets only $303 in taxes IPP News
How Should Multinationals Be Taxed? Forbes
City of London: don’t tell anybody, but we are making lots of money again Treasure Islands
City Workers Deferred Bonuses To 'Avoid' 50p Tax Tax-News
Microsoft Bribe Probe Extends To Pakistan, Russia ValueWalk
3 Ways Drug Cartels Launder Their Money, Right In Front Of You policymic
Hat tip: Offshore Watch
Bitcoin lobbyists meet US authorities amid growing focus on digital currency The Guardian
See also: Germany plans tax on bitcoin after virtual currency recognised as 'private money' The Telegraph
Vodafone Asks For Informal Tax Talks With India Tax-News
Tax Free - How corporations plunder Europe TJN Germany Blog (In German)
U.S. Corporate-Backed Tax Lobby Groups Proliferating Citizens for Tax Justice
Pay No Corporate Taxes: GE and Other Corporations Line Up Behind “Fix the Debt” Nonprofit Quarterly
Kazakhstan might join FATF Central Asia Online
French Laundry Are French wineries cleaning dirty money? Does it matter? City Weekly
A Landscape Of Lies: the inside story of a blockbuster tax scam The Guardian