Thursday’s Top Stories

August 20th, 2009

Read some of today’s top stories below:

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UBS deal cracks door on banking secrecy worldwide
Christian Science Monitor, August 19, 2009

ECONOMIC SCENE: A tougher stance on tax havens
Christian Science Monitor, August 19, 2009

US tax investigators win fight to force UBS to disclose accounts worth $18bn
The Guardian, August 19, 2009

Not so secret: UBS to divulge Swiss account names
Associated Press, August 19, 2009

UBS to turn over 4,450 names in IRS, shaking foundation of bank secrecy
Asset Recovery Watch, August 19, 2009

Top Stories

IRS Tax Probe Targets Lawyers, Banks as UBS Data Shred Secrecy
Bloomberg, August 20, 2009

UBS Says Switzerland to Sell $5.6 Billion Stake in the Bank
Bloomberg, August 19, 2009

In UBS Deal, Is the U.S. Hoping to Use Secrecy to Its Advantage?
Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2009

ANALYSIS – U.S./UBS deal ramps up pressure on tax havens
Reuters, August 20, 2009

Corruption cost Nigeria N250b in six years says EFCC
NEXT, August 20, 2009

Namibia: China Serious About Fighting Corruption
Namibian, August 19, 2009

Counterview: It’s necessary to keep us safe
Times of India, August 20, 2009

The citadel isn’t crashing
Business Standard, August 20, 2009

‘Viagra conman’ operated through Maltese banks
Malta Today, August 19, 2009

Written by Rachel Brown

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