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OECD publishes plan to cut tax evasion

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has (OECD) unveiled new plans to tackle tax evasion by improving the way tax authorities share information about individuals and entities like trusts. Countries are increa

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German bribe case threatens Ecclestone's F1 reign

Bernie Ecclestone's eye for a deal has made him a fortune and turned Formula One motor racing into a global money-spinner, but bribery allegations threaten to end his long reign as the head of the business. Ecclestone, who is

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Swiss banks allowed to settle US tax cases

Switzerland aims to save its banks from heavier punishment in the US for helping wealthy tax cheats by sidestepping its own famed secrecy laws to let bankers disclose data to US prosecutors. &

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EU's 'big six' agree to fight tax havens

  The European Union's six biggest countries have agreed to cooperate in the fight against tax havens, piling pressure on Austria to follow Luxembourg in ending bank secrecy.   The finance minis

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European states keep Swiss bank secrecy under siege

Pressure mounted on Switzerland's already weakened bank secrecy on Wednesday as some European governments vowed to join Germany in the battle to hunt down tax cheats in the Alpine nation. Germany sent shivers through the large Swiss pr

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US steps up tax evasion cases against rich

The US government is stepping up prosecutions of wealthy individuals dodging taxes through offshore accounts, with new cases expected to be made public "every couple of weeks," a top government attorney said. US officials have been sifting

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Swiss to hand over details to US in UBS deal

The Swiss government will hand over details of about 4,450 bank accounts to US authorities as part of a deal struck with Washington over UBS, it said on Wednesday. The agreement brings to an end a row which has strained relations between t

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UBS to name 5,000 accounts under US deal

The deal initialled last week between the US and Switzerland over UBS will involve the disclosure of around 5,000 holders of secret Swiss accounts, a report said. The landmark deal, ending a dispute in which the US tax authorities had sued

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