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Treasure Islands
Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World
by Nicholas Shaxson
The Bodley Head, London, 2011, paperback, p145
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Transparency International's ranking suggests that Britain and Switzerland - not to mention the United States - are among the world's 'cleanest' jurisdictions. In fact, about half the top twenty in the index are major secrecy jurisdictions, while the nations of Africa - the victims of the gargantuan illicit flows - are ranked 'dirtiest'.