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Author: Patrick Wintour, Guardian (UK)
Governments risk "global tax chaos" as they chase dwindling revenues from multinational companies unless the international tax regime is radically overhauled, according to a report commissioned by the G20 group of nations...The...report...says "a bold...
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Author: Al Jazeera
A year after the launch of a US-led initiative to lift millions out of poverty and hunger in Africa...[s]everal NGOs and civil society organisations say this solution focuses too heavily on private investment and is the wrong solution to a complex and...
Author: El hadji Abdoulaye Thiam, Le Soleil (Sénégal)
Le chef de l’Etat, Macky Sall, a participé au Forum New York-Afrique à Libreville, à une rencontre à Londres et au sommet du G8 en Irlande. Lors de cette rencontre, Macky Sall s’est fait le porte-parole de l’Afrique. Il a souligné que la terre doit...
Author: Alpha Condé, President of Guinea, in Guardian (UK)
We need G8 support for transparency and good global business governance so that our assets can be used to benefit everyone rather than just a few greedy mining companies and politicians...Guinea has vast mineral wealth…Making these assets work for all...
Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
The UK is hosting the G8 summit in Northern Ireland between 17-18 June and the issue of corporate tax avoidance is expected to be high on the agenda. Below is a selection of media coverage concerning tax avoidance and the G8 meeting.
Author: Simon Bowers, Guardian (UK)
Cardinal Brady, the head of Ireland's Catholic church, has urged G8 leaders to make good on their pledge to tackle aggressive tax avoidance at a summit later this month, declaring that "paying a fair share of taxes" is a "moral obligation"...Last...
Author: Ian Griffiths & Simon Bowers, Guardian [UK]
MPs are ready to haul Amazon back to parliament to answer new questions about its tax status in Britain after a Guardian investigation's findings suggest the online retailer is pushing the tax rulebook to its limits to minimise its tax bill. Company...
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Author: Christian Aid
Christian Aid estimates that businesses that benefit from lack of transparency in trade and financial systems deprive the poorer countries where they trade of some US$160bn (£102bn) in tax revenues every year… In this report, Christian Aid provides...
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Author: Raymond W. Baker, Director of Global Financial Integrity on Trust.org
[W]e estimate that $859 billion drained illicitly out of developing countries in 2010…With governments unable to accurately tax this income, less money is available for infrastructure development and the provision of critical services….Illicit...