Thursday’s News Round-up

May 13th, 2010

Offshore Centers Attract Larger Share Of Illicit Funds–Report
Dow Jones Newswires, May 13, 2010

Companies Dodge $60 Billion in Taxes Even Tea Party Condemns
Bloomberg, May 14, 2010

Swiss Whittle Away at Banking Secrecy
The New York Times, May 13, 2010

Swiss court requested to allow I-T to probe Hasan Ali’s wealth
The Economic Times, May 13, 2010

Obama committed to passing free-trade deals: Clinton
Reuters, May 12, 2010

Faisal Shahzad used “Hawala” System to Get Money, Sources Say
CBS News, May 13, 2010

Chasing Taliban’s overflowing coffers, cash couriers
CNN, May 13, 2010

Half of Russians believe bribery solves “problems”
Reuters, May 13, 2010

500 euro note – why criminals love it so
BBC News, May 13, 2010

Zardari’s ‘Eureka’ moment to see end of troublesome Swiss graft cases
Oneindia, May 13, 2010

Ibori arrested in money-laundering probe
Financial Times, May 13, 2010

Money laundering failure triggers £140k fine
FT Advisor, May 13, 2010

Afghanistan’s governance problem
Al Jazeera, May 13, 2010

Italian notables feel heat of corruption scandal
Financial Times, May 13, 2010

Offshore Hedge Funds moving to Europe, May 13, 2010

HK Not In OECD’s Sights, May 13, 2010

Guernsey: Chief Minister Reinforces Guernsey’s Tax Credentials in Washington
Mondaq News, May 13, 2010

Editorial: Step in Right Direction On Money Laundering
Jakarta Globe, May 13, 2010

Tax czar ready for fight with multinationals
The Korea Times, May 13, 2010

South Africa Acts Against Tax Evasion, May 13, 2010

Amid OECD pressure, Marshalls signs second tax information exchange treaty
Radio New Zealand International, May 13, 2010

Hong Kong, Hungary Sign Pact To Avoid Double Taxation, Tax Evasion
Dow Jones, May 13, 2010

HK, Kuwait sign tax pact
Government of the Hong Kong

Macau resident convicted in US of illegal defense exports
AFP, May 13, 2010

Written by Clark Gascoigne

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