Links Dec 9
A sweetheart tax deal, and a complex company structure rooted in tax havens.
Villagers give Glencore tax to affected nations swissinfo
A wonderful gesture from a relatively small number of genuinely concerned individuals. But also, a tacit admission of collective national guilt.
The Debt-collecting machine The Washington Post
A Delaware secret corporation and an "extra-vicious business model". A sinister tale. Needed: public registries of true beneficial owners. Hat tip: Scott Klinger.
High Level Panel Ends Last Round Of Regional Consultations On Illicit Financial Flows Government of Ghana
Luxembourg: Financial industry seeks to compete with Mauritius for Indian offshore business Financial Secrecy Media Monitor
Swiss bank CEO investigated in tax case told to stay in France Reuters
Press Release: Law relating to the fight against tax fraud and serious economic and financial crime French Constitutional Council (In French)
See also: Tax fraud: France's Constitutional Council restricts using "stolen data" Les Echos (In French)
Opposition Leader Bush defends Cayman’s regulatory integrity at International Parliamentary Conference on the Post-2015 Development Agenda Cayman Net News
A familiar theme
IBM Challenges Indian Tax Allegations Tax-News
Investors line up to back Bob Diamond’s African comeback Financial Times (paywall)
Former Barclays chief executive, who left the UK bank in the wake of the Libor manipulation scandal, targets African banking.
Facebook ‘Likes’ Tax Schemes to Avoid Paying Uncle Sam The Fiscal Times