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    1. February 27, 2015

      Stricter UK rules have not entirely rubbed out tax avoidance

      When MPs grilled Stuart Gulliver, chief executive of HSBC banking group this week, his tax arrangements were attacked as...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Setback for HMRC tax avoidance push

      The tax authority’s counter-avoidance campaign took a knock this week after judges upheld the legitimacy of a scheme that...

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    1. February 25, 2015

      UK tax authority summons law enforcers over HSBC data

      Britain’s tax authority has called law enforcement agencies to a meeting early next week to assess whether there are grounds...

    2. February 25, 2015

      HSBC chiefs grilled by MPs over tax scandal

      Have you dodged tax? Are you a fat cat? Why haven’t you resigned? These are some of the questions that MPs put to HSBC’s top...

    3. February 25, 2015

      HSBC inquisition leaves questions unanswered

      Stuart Gulliver has in many ways been his own worst enemy. Few doubt his abilities. Over a 35-year career at HSBC, the...

    4. February 25, 2015

      Report links McDonald’s to EU tax avoidance scandal

      McDonald’s has been linked to the growing scandal of tax avoidance within the EU after the fast-food group was accused of...

    5. February 25, 2015

      HSBC, the bank that ran aground while overseas

      Stuart Gulliver’s crisp explanation this week of why he once held his annual bonuses in a Swiss private bank account via a...

    6. February 25, 2015

      Ex-Greek minister on trial over HSBC accounts

      Former Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou went on trial on Wednesday charged with removing relatives from a list...

    7. February 25, 2015

      HSBC, tax and why good companies do bad things

      HSBC was surely hoping for a better start to its 150th anniversary than its chief executive Stuart Gulliver calling its...

    8. February 24, 2015

      Commerzbank in tax probe over unit in Luxembourg

      German prosecutors are investigating whether Commerzbank helped clients to evade taxes via its subsidiary in Luxembourg. The...

    9. February 23, 2015

      Bankers held to higher standards than bishops, claims HSBC chief

      HSBC’s chief executive has complained that bankers are being held to a higher standard than bishops as the UK government...

    10. February 23, 2015

      HSBC and the problem of managing mega banks

      One of the paradoxes of the banking business is that taxpayers indulge size by rewarding it with an implicit subsidy. Yet...

    11. February 23, 2015

      George Osborne vows crackdown on banks that facilitate tax evasion

      George Osborne has promised a legal crackdown on banks that facilitate tax evasion, saying that he will use his Budget to...

    12. February 23, 2015

      HSBC shares drop after full-year profits fall

      HSBC has added a sharp fall in annual profits to the list of challenges it faces, as its chairman apologised for a Swiss tax...

    13. February 22, 2015

      HSBC chief Gulliver pulled into bank’s tax scandal

      HSBC’s chief executive Stuart Gulliver has been dragged into the tax-evasion scandal surrounding Europe’s biggest bank after...

    14. February 22, 2015

      ‘I am not a martyr’, says LuxLeaks whistleblower facing jail

      When Antoine Deltour decided to carry out one of the biggest financial leaks in history, he did not know what he was getting...

    15. February 20, 2015

      A relic of empire that created a tax colony

      Arpad “Arki” Busson, the glamorous hedge fund manager who reportedly kept money in a Swiss private bank, is unlikely to have...

    16. February 19, 2015

      Court rejects film scheme tax appeal

      A landmark ruling by the UK’s Court of Appeal this week has given a further boost to HM Revenue & Customs’ campaign against...

    17. February 16, 2015

      UK watchdog to tackle HSBC on standards

      HSBC is facing searching questions from regulators over the quality of its internal checks and culture after the Financial...

    18. February 16, 2015

      Revenue sees rise in requests from abroad to trace tax evaders

      Britain was asked for help by foreign governments seeking to track down tax evaders on nearly 2,500 occasions in 2013, up 45...

    19. February 16, 2015

      We are all victims now

      We live in the age of victimhood. Wherever you look there is someone with a grievance. The richer and more powerful they...

    20. February 15, 2015

      Labour draws up plans for review into HMRC dealings

      The firestorm sparked by the release of secret files on HSBC’s Swiss operations continued to rage over the weekend, as the...

    21. February 15, 2015

      Shire has ‘nothing to hide’ on tax, says chief

      Shire’s chief executive has defended the company’s tax arrangements after being identified as one of the beneficiaries of...

    22. February 13, 2015

      HSBC chief hits back over ‘painful’ media coverage

      Stuart Gulliver, HSBC’s chief executive, has hit back against the media in the storm that has blown up over allegations that...

    23. February 13, 2015

      City starts to shun Lord Green but Church grateful to him

      The City of London’s elite is beginning to shun Lord Green, the former HSBC chairman who is at the centre of a row over the...

    24. February 13, 2015

      The devil is in the details for HSBC scandal

      Retribution came swiftly for Cho Hyun-ah. Just two months after the Korean Air executive threw an onboard tantrum about...

    25. February 13, 2015

      Week of bad news puts UK’s Conservative party on the spot

      It was the week when David Cameron rubbed shoulders with porn barons and offshore financiers at a secretive Conservative...

    26. February 13, 2015

      The tax havens hidden in plain sight

      It was a week of lurid revelations that exposed thousands of HSBC account holders who had relied on the much-vaunted secrecy...

    27. February 13, 2015

      Bank of England signals possible HSBC tax probe

      The Bank of England has signalled it may look into allegations that HSBC helped clients evade taxes, deepening the bank’s...

    28. February 12, 2015

      Hedge fund ‘godfather’ reluctantly drawn into dogfight

      As he sat down to a curry lunch near the House of Commons on Wednesday, Stanley Fink, the Conservative peer, was digesting...

    29. February 12, 2015

      Shire says $1.6bn windfall from AbbVie is tax-free

      Shire has been advised that the $1.6bn “break fee” received from AbbVie after the collapse of their abortive merger is not...

    30. February 12, 2015

      HSBC chiefs to face MPs’ scrutiny

      Watchdogs and politicians are lining up to scrutinise HSBC following criticism that the UK tax authority’s response to the...

    31. February 12, 2015

      Labour tax affairs under scrutiny after Fink clash

      By criticising tax avoidance — an entirely legal activity — Ed Miliband has opened up some of his own colleagues and donors...

    32. February 12, 2015

      Lord Fink drops threat to sue Miliband in tax row

      Stanley Fink, the former Conservative treasurer and hedge fund chief, has backed away from a threat to sue Ed Miliband,...

    33. February 12, 2015

      UK corporate tax not top of G20 league table, says Oxford study

      George Osborne has failed in his ambition to create the most competitive corporate tax system in the Group of 20 leading...

    34. February 11, 2015

      HMRC targets property scheme investors

      Investors in several commercial property ventures deemed to have misused generous tax reliefs now face demands to repay...

    35. February 11, 2015

      Ed Miliband attacks David Cameron’s ‘dodgy donors’

      Ed Miliband has sought to enmesh the Conservatives in allegations that HSBC helped clients evade tax, calling David Cameron...

    36. February 11, 2015

      MPs attack tax chief over ‘pathetic response’ to HSBC scandal

      Top officials at Britain’s tax authority were lambasted by MPs over their response to the HSBC tax evasion scandal, in a...

    37. February 11, 2015

      Private banks must be more than laundries

      Money laundering is when someone channels the cash from robbery, fraud or expropriation into a Swiss bank account, or an...

    38. February 11, 2015

      More tax pressure brews for Starbucks with EU reform push

      It took a while. After 17 years in the UK, Starbucks went into the black there for the first time in 2014. Pre-tax profits...

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