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German prosecutors search BlackRock in sham trades inquiry

Nov 07 2018

FRANKFURT German state prosecutors confirmed they searched the Munich offices of investor BlackRock as part of a probe into an illicit tax trading scheme but exonerated the company's local chairman, who is vying to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel.

RPT-UPDATE 3-German prosecutors search BlackRock in dividend-stripping inquiry -source

Nov 07 2018

FRANKFURT, Nov 6 Prosecutors searched the Munich offices of BlackRock on Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the matter said, as part of the country's largest post-war fraud investigation.

German prosecutors search BlackRock in dividend-stripping inquiry: source

Nov 06 2018

FRANKFURT Prosecutors searched the Munich offices of BlackRock on Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the matter said, as part of the country's largest post-war fraud investigation.

Germany pushes for European front against tax trade tricks

Nov 05 2018

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT Germany's finance minister will urge European ministers this week to tighten cooperation against abusive tax schemes, after Reuters and other media revealed sham trading deals that cost taxpayers billions of euros.

Denmark pushes to widen probe into multi-billion-euro tax fraud

Nov 02 2018

COPENHAGEN/FRANKFURT Denmark is widening its investigation of a massive stock trading scam, as the state attempts to recover $2 billion of tax reclaims it was tricked into paying.

European politicians call for clampdown on tax trade trick

Oct 22 2018

(This version of the October 19 story corrects Kofod's nationality in paragraph 9)

"Cum-Ex" – Immer mehr Banken im Fadenkreuz der Ermittler

Oct 18 2018

Frankfurt Der Skandal um Dividenden-Steuertricks geht weit über die deutschen Grenzen hinaus und betrifft immer mehr internationale Finanzkonzerne.

Dividend windfall: Santander latest target in Germany's giant fraud probe

Oct 18 2018

FRANKFURT Spain's Santander is the latest bank to be caught up in Germany's biggest post-war fraud investigation involving a share-trading scheme that the authorities say cost taxpayers billions of euros. | Video

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