Task Force Reaction to G20 Communiqué

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Task Force Reaction to G20 Communiqué Washington DC (Nov. 4, 2011) As international financial turmoil intensifies, G20 leaders of the world’s largest economies meeting in Cannes produced a final document that offers some limited hope for international financial transparency and meaningful action on tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance. “Governments …

Concrete Steps for Cannes

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By Ann Hollingshead Ann Hollingshead is a Task Force blog contributor, whose posts appear on Wednesdays and Fridays. Formerly a Junior Economist at Global Financial Integrity, Ann is now a Research Analyst for ECONorthwest, an economic consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest. Follow her on Twitter: @AnnHollingshead. Mountaintops provide a …

Watch Jeff Sachs with Occupy Wall Street

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Jeffrey Sachs at Occupy Wall Street New End Tax Haven Secrecy Video Out – Take Action A Gentle Riposte To Those Promoting Tax Havens – Or The Answer’s In The Ballot Box Responsible Businesses and Investors Should Adopt Sustainable Tax Framework Decency: An Idea  Whose Time Has Come 2011 Annual …

2011 Task Force Conference Communiqué: A Message to the G20

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For Immediate Release October 14, 2011 2011 Task Force Conference Communiqué: A Message to the G20 The Task Force on Financial Integrity & Economic Development released the following communiqué following its 2011 annual conference, held this year in Paris, France on October 6-7, 2011: This past week, the Task Force …

Follow the Money: Krishen Mehta on Capital Flight

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INTERVIEWS Follow the Money: Krishen Mehta on Capital Flight Krishen Mehta, Julia Taylor Kennedy How does capital flight work and how big a problem is it? Krishen Mehta of Global Financial Integrity (GFI) explains that in total, developing countries lose close to $1 trillion every year, of which 65 percent …

Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens

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I would like to call your attention to a new book by UK-based journalist Nicholas Shaxson called “Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World”. (US Edition, “Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens,” scheduled for release April 12, 2011) Mr. Shaxson plunges …

Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson

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Reviewed by Jeremy Haken I would like to call your attention to a new book by UK-based journalist Nicholas Shaxson called “Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World. (US Edition, Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens, scheduled for release April 12, 2011) …

New GFI Report: International Crime a $650 Billion Business Built on Poverty and Corruption in Developing World

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From the publicaiton of Global Financial Integrity FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8th, 2011 Drug trade single largest component, followed by counterfeiting, finds new report from Global Financial Integrity WASHINGTON, DC – Illicit trade in “goods, guns, people, and natural resources” is a $650 billion enterprise, which most negatively impacts the …