August 2016

The surprise visit may have been intended to shore up various aspects of the Saudi-Pakistani defense relationship, perhaps including their suspected arrangement regarding access to nuclear weapons. On August 28, Saudi deputy crown prince Muhammad bin Salman (aka MbS) made an unexpected three-hour stopover in Islamabad on his way to China and Japan. The Asia […]

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PAT leader Tahir-ul-Qadri talking to the media on August 31, 2016. EXPRESS NEWS SCREEN GRAB Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri has announced that his party will support for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) September 3 protest against corruption. “PAT will completely support PTI’s Pakistan March and we announce our participation in it,” Qadri told […]

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Global financial crime—including international tax evasion, money laundering, and grand corruption—poses an existential threat to U.S. national security. It stymies economic growth, pushing out business and damaging American investment opportunities. It leads to income inequality and the misallocation of public goods, causing political instability and disorder. It bolsters support for violent non-state organizations, providing an […]

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It’s a tax demand for the ages. The European Commission has ordered Apple to pay Ireland €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes after ruling that a so called ‘sweetheart deal’ struck between the two was illegal. But the move could spark a damaging international trade spat. Here’s your cut out and keep guide to what could […]

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Today, we see more enthusiasm for tax reform in Indonesia. Although opposed by some civil society groups, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration continues to push its fiscal framework reform — which includes a tax amnesty and more incentives for taxpayers. Last year, the Finance Ministry issued a new tax holiday regulation, expanding the scope and […]

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday requested the Supreme Court to probe the PanamaLeaks and disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly lying on the floor of the House regarding his assets. The PTI Chairman, Imran Khan, filed a petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution through his counsels Hamid Khan, Naeem Bukhari and […]

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New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Monday granted two more weeks to the Centre to file its response on a plea seeking Central Bureau of Investigation probe against Indian offshore bank account holders named in the Panama papers. A bench, comprising Justices Dipak Misra and C. Nagappan, granted more time to the government […]

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The Donald Trump campaign sent out an email Sunday attacking the “media bias” of a MSNBC host — one the Republican presidential nominee has publicly criticized before via Twitter — saying Friday’s episode “set the bar as low as it could possibly go.” “Voters expect media to be fair and unbiased,” the email read. “But maybe […]

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Department store BHS is expected to disappear from the high street today as its last stores close, ending 88 years of British retail history. Administrators to the department store chain are set to shut 22 stores, the last of more than 150 branches nationwide. Duff Phelps and FRP Advisory have already overseen 141 closures over […]

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