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In relation to corruption, Russia has already won the gold medal – and is probably the all-time winner. Whatever plans Mr Putin had for the Sochi Olympics, it is unlikely he had wanted a PR disaster. Yet the combination of terrorism, homophobic laws and corruption has brought nothing but negative headlines over the past few weeks.

The civil war in Syria overshadowed coverage of this week’s G8 Summit in Northern Ireland. Yet that wasn’t the only item on the world leaders’ to-do list. Little noticed by reporters, the summit ended up producing some small but important advances in the global fight against corruption.

It was a surprise to read in yesterday’s Guardian and elsewhere the remarks of Sir Roger Carr, President of the CBI, that tax avoidance “cannot be about morality – there are no absolutes”.

Pressure on what are alternatively called ‘offshore havens’, ‘tax havens’ or ‘secrecy jurisdictions’ is reaching an unprecedented level. There are more than fifty such havens world-wide, and governments are finally coming around to the idea voiced by activists that tougher regulation is needed.

 

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