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Cracking down on tax avoidance

Without China on board, Africa will suffer

By Paul Collier   June 2013

“For companies to claim that they are morally in the right by having devised loopholes is ridiculous, even if their behaviour has been legal” (© Superstock)

It is amazing how much traction has been won by the drive to clamp down on corporate tax avoidance. I now expect more from the G8 gathering of world leaders, which opens in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, on 17th June,  than I did a year ago—or even a few months ago.

When I started working on corporate tax avoidance, on which I have been…

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