April 2016

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhurro Zardari. PHOTO: AFP Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign from his post until investigation into the disclosures made through the Panama Papers is over. “You [Nawaz Sharif] should resign while the investigation is going on and resume your position once […]

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We have been told to draw many lessons and revelations from the most recent and biggest whistleblower leak. The responses fall into four broad camps – those telling us to be shocked, those telling us to not be shocked, those telling us to not let this leak fade into obscurity and those telling us action […]

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Chief executives of two Icelandic pension funds have resigned after being embroiled in the Panama Papers scandal. Kári Arnór Kárason and Kristjáns Arnar Sigurðssonar, chief executives at the ISK157bn (€1bn) Stapi pension fund and the ISK171bn Sameinaði pension fund, respectively, stepped down following an investigation by RÚV, the Icelandic public broadcaster. The investigation by news […]

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By: Christopher Razo, Jessica Cruz, and Melanie Landa, Research Associates at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs To download a PDF version of this article, click here.  The Panama Papers, the historic massive leak of documents exposing potential tax evasion and misuse of financial accounts, struck the entire globe this past April 4. The world turned its attention […]

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The Panama papers, leaked form Mossack Fonseca, continue to send shockwaves through Icelandic society. Earlier in April revelations from the leaked documents about Wintris, an offshore company registered in the British Virgin Islands and owned by the wife of then Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, cost the Prime Minister his job, resulted in a new […]

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta-The government is ready to verify and investigate the names of Indonesians with shell companies in tax havens once the Panama Papers’ documents are revealed on May 9. Muhammad Yusuf, head of the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (INTRAC), told Tempo yesterday that the agency will validate the documents first before using them […]

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Start the conversation Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. The Panama Papers saga continues. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) revealed yesterday that it will again unleash more damning evidence from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to the public. Mossack Fonseca, you’ll recall, was the law firm and corporate service provider responsible […]

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In early 2015 an anonymous source, using the pseudonym “John Doe”, began leaking confidential documents about over 200,000 offshore companies listed by the Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca. 11.5 million confidential documents have now been leaked to the press by “John Doe”. These documents contain detailed financial information about offshore investments, […]

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South Africans who find themselves exposed for tax evasion via the Panama Papers should declare all their offshore assets now and not wait for the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP), which only kicks in from October 1 2016 to March 31 2017. The SVDP, which was announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2016 budget speech, […]

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Moscow: Moscow will join the global battle against tax evasion and other illicit activities by signing up to an international scheme to stamp out fiscal cheating, Russia’s finance minister said on Thursday. It follows in the wake of the “Panama papers” scandal which shined a light on the vast offshore holdings of individuals close to […]

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