Inside Story - Does offshore banking encourage corruption?




Inside Story - Does offshore banking encourage corruption?

  
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Published on Apr 6, 2016
It is a system that, although sometimes perfectly legal, has facilitated tax evasion, government corruption and criminal activity.

A system, that gives the rich and powerful a level of anonymity not afforded to other people.

The so-called Panama Papers have exposed a shadowy financial system that allows wealthy people to stash their assets abroad.

Now, there are calls for greater transparency.

But can the leaks really force a change in how offshore tax havens work?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan

Guests:

George Turner - Director of Finance Uncovered, an investigative reporting and training project.

Nick Bryer - Head of Inequality for Oxfam Great Britain.

Amanda Pinto QC - Chair of the International Committee of the Bar and Specialist in international financial wrongdoing.

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