Pakistan’s Interior Ministry rejected on Tuesday last week’s request by anti-corruption authorities to impose a travel ban on former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members. Nawaz Sharif (Photo: Prerna goyal, CC-BY-SA-4.0)The National Accountability Bureau, NAB, requested the measure to be taken against the ousted premier, his daughter and his son-in-law because their trial is about to end […]

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That, roughly, is what is currently happening in Latvia. Ilmars Rimsevics, the governor of the Baltic state’s central bank, was arrested at the weekend on suspicion of demanding and receiving bribes worth more than €100,000. Mr Rimsevics, who has held the post since 2001 and who also sits on the governing council of the European […]

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Cape Town – South Africa will continue to play a leading role in international efforts to stem the tide of various forms of tax avoidance, President Cyril Ramaphosa says.   Ramaphosa reiterated his commitment to fighting corruption when he replied to the debate on his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Tuesday. Corruption and […]

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LONDON — Latvia’s top banking official explained the “rules of the game” for successful banking in the small European country. His sidekick sat the owner of Norvik bank down, scribbling the sum on a piece of paper: 100,000 euros ($125,000) a month. An international complaint filed by Latvian bank Norvik alleges that a “Senior Latvian […]

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Following the leak of the Panama Papers, 66 individuals have been investigated for suspected tax evasion, including a number of high net worth individuals, a spokesperson for Collyer Bristow said. Further, HMRC has made four arrests and carried out six interviews under caution. Clock’s ticking Collyer Bristow is a London-based law firm providing advisory, transactional […]

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Like all other scandals from the near or the distant past during the previous decades, the scam-saga of Nirav Modi too will fade away from public memory. The open brawl between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress to prove that the other is more scam-prone will also get diverted to newer subjects. And, at […]

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LONDON — Latvia’s top banking official explained the “rules of the game” for successful banking in the small European country. His sidekick sat the owner of Norvik bank down, scribbling the sum on a piece of paper: 100,000 euros ($125,000) a month. An international complaint filed by Latvian bank Norvik alleges that a “Senior Latvian […]

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The Panama Papers leak in 2016 contained some curious entries. Most of the 700-odd Indian names — entertainment celebrities and businessmen — were from the big metropolises or regions with industrial activity, places you’d expect to find people with unaccounted money that needed to be spirited abroad. However, even people from small states like Meghalaya […]

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Following the leak of the Panama Papers, 66 individuals have been investigated for suspected tax evasion, including a number of high net worth individuals, a spokesperson for Collyer Bristow said. Further, HMRC has made four arrests and carried out six interviews under caution. Clock’s ticking Collyer Bristow is a London-based law firm providing advisory, transactional […]

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ISLAMABAD – An accountability court on Monday summoned Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director Wajid Zia, also head of the Panama Papers case joint investigation team (JIT), in Avenfield properties reference against members of Sharif family. The court has directed the Panamagate JIT head to appear before the court on February 22 along with the […]

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