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ICIJ's Paradise Papers and Panama Papers revealed extensive financial dealings with Russia's richest people and their connections to both American interests and tax havens around the world, underscoring the sensitivity for the Trump Administration of compiling an Oligarch sanctions list with any bite.
This spring it will have been two years since the Panama Papers were breaking news, and many countries have used the papers to track down tax evaders, recouping losses to the tune of $500 million. Canada is not one of these countries. Malta, on the other hand, has used the papers to track down and ...

The cases are related to the Panama Papers scandal that had forced the 68-year-old three-time prime minister to resign. Accompanied by daughter Maryam and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar, Sharif for the 15th time appeared in the court located in Islamabad. During the hearing today, conducted by Judge ...
The leak, which held 13.4 million confidential documents originating from offshore law firm Appleby, was second only to the Panama Papers as the biggest ever data leak. The papers exposed a lengthy list of ultra-wealthy individuals who have turned to the offshore wealth management industry to conceal ...
Talking to the media afterward, Khan said his company is not named in the list of offshore companies in the Panama Papers. ... Recently, NAB initiated inquiries against politicians whose names had appeared in the Panama Papers after the Supreme Court, in November last year, sent notices to it and the ...
Panama made global headlines in 2016 when a team of journalists from around the world published the "Panama Papers" — a tranche of more than 11.5 million encrypted internal documents from local law firm Mossack Fonseca. The documentsimplicated a number of heads of statein the setting up of ...

Less than two years ago Panama was at the center of the biggest leaked disclosure of tax secrecy ever, the Panama Papers. "Today's decision is a confession of failure, said Markus Ferber, vice chair of the European Parliament's economic committee. "Crossing Panama, one of the world's most prolific tax ...
In Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Jake Bernstein shows that almost two decades of governmental efforts to make the global financial system more transparent have yielded scant results. While the system is ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's anti-graft court today recorded more evidence against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the corruption cases spiralling from the Panama Papers sacandal. This comes a day after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a supplementary case against the three-time prime ...
He said the ATO was still cross-matching the data in the Paradise Papers with the larger Panama Papers, which were released in 2016, but the information extracted so far was proving significant. “I would expect that as the data is interrogated further and cross-matched with other datasets [those numbers of ...
While tax agencies around the world have already collected more than half a billion dollars from tax cheats identified in the Panama Papers, Canada won't say if it has collected anything and will not release a number until mid-2020 at the earliest. Spain alone has collected $122 million (U.S.) in the nearly ...
Embattled former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif is planning to flee to Saudi Arabia if he is convicted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Panama Papers scandal, CNN-News18 reported on Wednesday. According to the report, Sharif recently met the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, ...
Four more witnesses recorded their statements before an anti-graft court in Pakistan holding the trial of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in corruption cases against him in the Panama Papers scandal that forced him to resign. Three corruption cases were registered against Sharif on September 8 ...
Former Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil should produce documentary evidence proving that Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi's decision to continue presiding over the Panama Papers case Busuttil would render him (Busuttil) a “victim” by violating his right to a fair hearing, a judge decided on Tuesday.
The Panama Papers have proved a treasure trove for some countries, with Spain recovering the most unpaid tax so far. Its national revenue agency announced in November a $156-million windfall from taxpayers with hidden funds. Most of that — $128.4 million — came from voluntary disclosures, where ...
Jake Bernstein was one of the 300 journalists who dug through the Panama Papers. In those documents, he discovered many of the biggest names in the art business, including the family who owns the largest single collection of Picassos in private hands. Bernstein's latest book is called Secrecy World: Inside the Panama ...
Jake Bernstein was one of the 300 journalists who dug through the Panama Papers. In those documents, he discovered many of the biggest names in the art business, including the family who owns the largest single collection of Picassos in private hands. Bernstein's latest book is called Secrecy World: ...

It had taken a similar step after the publication of the Panama Papers, a set of 11.5 million files leaked from the database of the world's fourth-largest offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca, 19 months ago. Though the leaks did not feature many big Indian names, globally they have changed the debate on ...
At least $500 million has been recouped by tax authorities across the world after the Panama Papers revelations published in 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ, has said. The ICIJ on Wednesday said that Spain alone collected $122 million after an investigation into the ...
With 2017 coming to a close, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is supposed to wrap up investigations and start issuing show cause notices (SCNs) to more than 46 entities named in the Panama Papers list. But the bigger question is - where is the investigation heading and how many entities will really get ...
More than $500 million has been recouped by tax authorities worldwide after the Panama Papers revelations, first published in April 2016. Spain alone collected $122 million after an investigation into the affairs of tax residents who had stockpiled money offshore. Among the countries represented in the ...
Nine Luxembourg financial institutions have been fined a total of €2 million after investigations based on the revelations of the Panama Papers. On Wednesday 20 December, the CSSF (Commission de surveillance du secteur financier-the watchdog of the financial centre) has imposed fines on four banks-- ...
Companies across the EU will be forced to disclose their true owners under new legislation prompted by the release of the Panama Papers. Anti-corruption campaigners applauded the agreement as a major step in the fight against tax evasion and money laundering, but expressed disappointment that ...
The Panama Papers report, approved by a vote of 492-50, included 211 non-binding recommendations. Several controversial amendments were rejected despite being approved during a committee vote earlier in the year: an EU-wide minimum corporate tax rate and “naming and shaming” four EU ...
First the Panama Papers, then the Paradise Papers. Now pressure is on the EU to curb tax evasion by multinationals and the wealthy. Now it's put together its first ever blacklist of 17 tax havens. Provoking criticism that no EU countries themselves have been named and shamed.
The assassins who killed Panama Papers journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia used a fatal text message sent from a boat out at sea, according to a report. Authorities on the Mediterranean island of Malta arrested 10 people for the explosion last month that killed the lauded 53-year-old blogger known for her ...
Belgian police raided the offices of state bank Belfius on Tuesday as part of a probe into possible tax avoidance by companies exposed in the Panama Papers, the 2016 global investigation into the offshore industry led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Belgian media reported that ...
The Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's market regulator said Thursday it has banned the Swiss affiliate of Russia's Gazprombank from taking new private clients over money laundering concerns over a 10-year period that emerged from the Panama Papers leak. The move marks the first and ...
... of the Panama Papers leak, Finma has carried out in-depth investigations with 20 Swiss banks, some of which were asked to improve their processes. The conclusion of Finma's proceedings against Gazprombank Switzerland also marks the conclusion of Finma's activities linked with the Panama Papers.
Pakistan's anti-graft court today recorded more evidence against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the corruption cases spiralling from the Panama Papers sacandal. This comes a day after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a supplementary case against the three-time prime minister and ...
Lahore: A Pakistani court has issued a notice to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for allegedly making an anti-judiciary speech in which he termed the Panama papers verdict a "piece of trash", according to a media report. Advocate Azhar Siddiqi filed the petition in the Lahore High Court, stating that ...
While tax agencies around the world have already collected more than half a billion dollars from tax cheats identified in the Panama Papers, Canada won't say if it has collected anything and will not release a number until mid-2020 at the earliest. Spain alone has collected $122 million (U.S.) in the nearly ...
The cases are related to the Panama Papers scandal that had forced the three-time prime minister to resign. “They have not been able to prove any crime against me yet,” he said. Sharif, 67, said he was disqualified on flimsy grounds and alleged efforts were on to find “evidence of any wrongdoing by me”.
HEDA Resources Center, a non-governmental organization concerned with human rights and good governance related issues, has filed a suit to compel the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), to release its investigation report on those indicted in the Panama Papers scandal.
HMRC has confirmed that it has trebled the number of criminal and civil investigations it is undertaking in relation to the so-called Panama Papers, the 11.5m files obtained from the computer systems of the law firm Mossack Fonseca. HMRC set up a taskforce in November 2016 to consider the position and ...
The Panama Papers leaks revealed that with the Prime Minister's chief of staff, Keith Schembri, Dr Mizzi had opened a secret company in Panama and a trust in New Zealand. Both Dr Mizzi and Mr Schembri claimed that Panama was not a tax haven. They also both failed to declare their trusts and related ...
Anthony Buttigieg, leader of Partit Demokratiku, today gave evidence before Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras regarding his request that the 800 files of Panama Papers evidence passed on from the German State Police to the Maltese authorities be secured by her court. The request was filed because ...
Belgian police raided the offices of state bank Belfius on Tuesday as part of a probe into possible tax avoidance by companies exposed in the Panama Papers, the 2016 global investigation into the offshore industry led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Belgian media reported that ...
The newspaper also reported that investigators had allegedly focused on the suspects because of telephone intercepts, including from a mobile phone that allegedly triggered the bomb. The most significant investigations by the murdered journalist stemmed from the Panama Papers, a leak of documents ...
The earliest instance of President Donald Trump's name appearing in the Panama Papers has been uncovered, detailing a condo sale at the Trump Palace in New York. Investigative reporter Jake Bernstein reported his discovery on his website on Friday, revealing that some secrets of the world's rich and ...
In May 2015, Michael Hudson, a senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, let me know that ICIJ had launched a project for which I might be a good fit. He couldn't reveal the details on the phone. Instead, he encouraged me to travel to Washington, D.C to meet with Gerard Ryle ...
What's the purpose of the offshore accounts that have been revealed in the Paradise and Panama Papers? JAKE BERNSTEIN: I mean, ultimately the purpose is secrecy. The purpose is to hide your activities or your money and to take advantage of certain benefits that you get from having stuff offshore, ...
ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Friday requested the Supreme Court to fix its pending petition over Panama Papers for an early hearing, ...
The head of the ruling PML-N party, who was disqualified as the prime minister by the Supreme Court in July for dishonesty in declaring his ...
The claims against the prime minister stemmed from the Panama Papers leak last year, which sparked a media frenzy over the luxurious ...
On October 16, journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb outside her home in Bidnija, Malta. According to BBC, Maltese ...
A group of journalists behind the Panama Papers offshore accounts expose have published an investigation detailing how a relative of Russian ...
Panama Papers graft case: Pak. ... before an anti-corruption court in Islamabad for the seventh time in his trial in a Panama Papers graft case.
The Panama Papers journalist killed by a bomb in her car signed off her last blog post with a warning which seems chilling in hindsight. On the ...
Ms Daphne Galizia, a journalist from Malta was killed on October 16, 2017. In May last year, Ms Galizia leaked the Panama Papers that named ...


 

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