Friday, December 13, 2013

Links Dec 13

Mentor adds to Nigeria president’s woes amid missing $50bn Financial Times (paywall)
See also: Nigeria Is Missing $50 Billion In Oil Money Business Insider

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker jailed in UK in Nigerian corruption case Reuters

Latin American politicians, businessmen linked to tax havens VOXXI

'Everyone can be an investigative journalist. Everyone!' ICIJ
From the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism. Stories have resulted in action against public officials and helped bring about changes in Latvian economic and tax policy.

Spilling Secrets: The End Of Confidentiality In Offshore Financial Centres mondaq
But it seems not everyone sees it that way, for example: BVI Responsive To The Evolving Needs Of Chinese And Asian Clients SKN Vibes 'The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is the “Louis Vuitton” of the global financial services industry, according to Martin Crawford, Chief Executive of Offshore Incorporations Ltd ...'

Putin promises crackdown on $111bln offshore money leak RT
See also: Putin targets offshore firms to help slumping economy The West Australian / AFP, and Cyprus clear of Russian blacklist but Putin eyes offshore crackdown Cyprus Mail

‘US is no bully’ says judge in Swiss bank case swissinfo

India lifts freeze on Nokia factory in tax dispute BBC

Africans lament poor transparency over mineral wealth Yahoo News

Corruption, the Dutch disease and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative the interpreter

Britain’s banks in the Second World War Treasure Islands Blog

UK 'should tighten controls on those with dubious sources of wealth' The Guardian
' ... the least corrupt countries – including the UK (ranked 14th by Transparency) – need to do more to curb "greyskimming", allowing firms to create shell companies and other "strange schemes" that might be legal in one jurisdiction and illegal in another.'

Tax Cops Zero in on Multinationals’ Service Charges CFO

RBS accused of withdrawing job offer to Mexico drug deals whistleblower Ian Fraser's Blog

Credit Suisse ignored human rights commitments and became major shareholder in Vietnamese rubber giant 2 weeks after land grab scandal Global Witness

Bermuda news: 71 insurance companies started this year Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

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