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From debates to data: what we’ve been up to the first half of the year
June 21st, 2018
The first few months of FTC’s year have been as hectic as they have been diverse. From debates on the definition of illicit financial flows to technical submissions on beneficial ownership transparency, the FTC and its member organizations have been active around the globe. While the types of events and issues discussed varied, they all
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How Anonymously Owned Companies Are Used To Rip Off Government Budgets
April 20th, 2015
Since the financial crisis, we have heard a lot about the revenue governments lose to tax avoidance and evasion, but what about the losses resulting from corruption of governments’ procurement processes? Around the world governments spend $9.5 trillion each year on public works, goods and services. It should be no surprise that fraudsters, and the corrupt, take
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Finding the Money: how capping illicit flows can spur development
October 31st, 2014
As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals looms, policy makers worldwide have begun discussing a post-2015 development process to formalize new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While targets have been discussed, creating a comprehensive financing framework remains essential to the process.
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IMF: tax havens cause poverty, particularly in developing countries
June 25th, 2014
7409496574_1b1be3e2ec_z The IMF has a major new Policy Paper out entitled Spillovers in International Taxation, looking at the effects that one country’s tax rules and practices can have on others. Of course the IMF would never be so rude to some of its most powerful member states as to explicitly say what is in our headline – but that’s what we read between the lines. “Spillovers” in international tax are all about tax haven activity, particularly when those spillovers are deliberately crafted. Now that we’ve read it, we conclude that this is a really important document. It tears...
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RT @meberazategui: Some ideas about how #G20 countries could do better in implementing their beneficial ownership principles. @DeliaFerreir
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