Impact

New EU transparency rule to close corporate tax loophole
Will Fitzgibbon · October 8, 2015

European finance ministers agree to new rules that will force countries to share information on tax deals granted to multinational corporations.

Reform signals new strategy against lethal kidney disease
Sasha Chavkin · July 29, 2015

As a deadly epidemic plagues agricultural workers, Costa Rica’s president announced new rules to limit heat stress and dehydration.

‘We didn’t get everything right’: Lord Green concedes on HSBC
Hamish Boland-Rudder · July 21, 2015

A former head of the embattled bank and current member of Britain’s House of Lords has conceded compliance failures at the bank’s Swiss branch.

Senator calls for laws to reform Australian mining in Africa
Will Fitzgibbon · July 15, 2015

An Australian Greens senator is considering proposing new legislation in response to ICIJ’s investigation of Australian companies in Africa.

World Bank workers losing faith in leadership, survey reveals
Sasha Chavkin and Ben Hallman · June 22, 2015

An internal staff survey reveals a lack of faith in the bank’s senior leadership, and concerns about trust and openness within the organization.

EU unveils action plan to tackle corporate tax dodging
Hamish Boland-Rudder · June 17, 2015

Following revelations of tax avoidance in ICIJ’s LuxLeaks investigation, companies may now have to report taxes on a country-by-country basis.

HSBC pays Swiss authorities record-breaking fine
Hamish Boland-Rudder · June 4, 2015

Four months after a historic police raid, Geneva’s prosecutor dropped a criminal probe into HSBC, but left the bank with a warning.

Belgium to reclaim €540m taxes from HSBC accounts
Hamish Boland-Rudder · June 3, 2015

Belgian authorities have reportedly investigated about 1000 client accounts from HSBC’s Swiss branch.

Tax evaders to be outed under historic Swiss-EU accord
Hamish Boland-Rudder and Titus Plattner · May 27, 2015

Europe’s Swiss bank account holders will have their information automatically shared with their home country under a new tax transparency agreement.