Thursday, March 07, 2013

Links Mar 7

Cayman Islands Monetary Authority finally pulls HSBC Mexico license Cayman News Service
Revocation of the bank's license in Cayman is very big news. On the face of it, a significantly positive move with wider implications.

Five Minutes: Up to Speed on Canada and Tax Havens Canadians for Tax Fairness

Stonewalls, Tax Gaps and Missing Data Canadians for Tax Fairness

Of privacy and opacity - Hong Kong is making its financial markets less transparent The Economist

Arrest warrant issued for tax evasion scheme's alleged mastermind The Australian

New Report By U.S. PIRG Targets Cash Stashed Overseas The Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch

Rolls-Royce paid zero corporation tax in 2012 Management Today
Hat tip: Offshore Watch

The Myth of the Rich Who Flee From Taxes The New York Times

Listing The World's Billionaires: A Not-So-Exact Science NPR

Tax haven super-rich named in £1bn development Bridging and Commercial
On Nick Shaxson's latest Vanity Fair article

Downgrade your expectations: it pays to be wary of credit ratings agencies The Conversation
Prem Sikka writes on the games played by credit rating agencies

Congress must end 'too big to jail' The Hill

What JPMorgan's Recently Released Internal Reports Unintentionally Say Huffington Post

See also:
What’s Inside America’s Banks? The Atlantic Magazine
Sophisticated investors describe big banks as “black boxes” that may still be concealing enormous risks—the sort that could again take down the economy. A close investigation of a supposedly conservative bank’s financial records uncovers the reason for these fears—and points the way toward urgent reforms. 


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