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Offshore Leaks Navigating the global offshore money maze


About this blog business correspondent Matthew Allen is keeping track of the revelations and responses to the Offshore Leaks story. Find him on Twitter @matthewallen40 to weigh in with questions or comments.

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Swiss dig in heels

Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf has reiterated Switzerland's objections to automatically exchanging tax information with other ...


Swiss banks are not for turning - much

Swiss banks are doing a fair impression of a former British Prime Minister - the late Baroness Thatcher. Thatcher famously turned down demands ...


Another brick in the wall

While most financial sector lobby groups fight against "excessive" regulation, the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC) is actually calling ...


Swiss schadenfreude

Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf has finally voiced what others have already been thinking: at least it's not just Switzerland ...

Boot on the other foot

Three years ago Switzerland came under tremendous pressure from the rest of the world to clean up its act following the revelation that UBS had ...


Skating on thin ice

In the absence of any new big name suspected tax cheats, the Swiss media have concentrated on the role of Swiss lawyers in setting up the global ...


Clean money Government keeps mum, banks play defense

Germany’s finance minister has demanded to see the leaked banking data, France’s government is wrestling with the fallout from its finance ...


Tax paradise lost

The offshore tax data leak spilled all over Swiss front pages on Friday (apart from tabloid Blick which focused on 75 facts about asylum YOU MUST ...

Naming & shaming

The next few days will likely see some embarrassing revelations about the shady financial manoeuvres of the world's powerful and wealthy. The ...

Scratching the surface

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' report into a huge global tax evasion scheme is just "the tip of the iceberg", ...

A drop in the ocean

Some 300 Swiss-based individuals, 20 banks and dozens of lawyers and financial advisors are set to be named in a global tax evasion "bust". Bad news?

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