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German prosecutors search BlackRock in sham trades inquiry

07 Nov 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

07 Nov 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

06 Nov 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

05 Nov 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

02 Nov 2018

COPENHAGEN/FRANKFURT Denmark is widening its investigation of a massive stock trading scam, as the state attempts to recover $2 billion (1.5 billion pounds) of tax reclaims it was tricked into paying.

European politicians call for clampdown on tax trade trick

22 Oct 2018

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

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

18 Oct 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

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

18 Oct 2018

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

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