Monthly Archives:: September 2012

Uncounted ownership: Time to stop hiding?

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Cross-posted with permission from Alex Cobham It really matters, for all sorts of things from fair taxation to the prevention of corruption, that people are unable to hide their ownership of major assets or income streams. Could the post-2015 devel…

Robert Jenkins of Bank of England explodes three bank lobbyists’ myths

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This speech has just been given by Robert Jenkins, Member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee, exposing three big myths wielded by the banking lobbyists. It doesn’t seem to have got the attention it deserves.

  • Myth 1: We must choose between bank safety and growth
  • Myth 2: We must choose between bank safety and banks’ returns

UK’s ruling Liberal Democrats, steeped in money from tax haven Jersey

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Cross-posted with the Treasure Islands blog:A few interesting stories have emerged in the past few days about Britain’s Liberal Democrats, the minority party currently in the ruling coalition with the Conservative Party (which used to be the self-sty…

Britain’s Liberal Democrats, steeped in money from the Septic Isle

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A few interesting stories have emerged in the past few days about Britain’s Liberal Democrats, the minority party currently in the ruling coalition with the Conservative Party (which used to be the self-styled party of Business, but is now really the party of Finance.)

Let’s start with this one about a speech by LibDem Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the…

Links Sep 26

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Canadian Money In Tax Havens at All-Time High Canadians for Tax FairnessSep 10 – “Nearly a quarter of all Canadian overseas investment dollars end up in tax havens. Those latest Statistics Canada figures are considered low because notorious havens l…