Dirty money resulting from crime, corruption and tax evasion is estimated to cost over one trillion dollars every year.
It exacerbates poverty and inequality, and should be regarded as one of the most pressing issues globally.
Yet every time world leaders hold another summit, it gets referenced only in passing and hand-balled off to another conference or summit where it inevitably will be ignored again.
Over the weekend the Group of Seven (G7) – leaders from the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Japan – met to discuss tax evasion, among other topics including turmoil in Greece and climate change.
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