2017

The end of a year is a moment to take stock, to reflect on where and who we are. Yet for many people this year, soul-searching began early. Beyond personal reflections, a series of events in 2017 have provoked debates about, no less, what it means to be Maltese and what defines us as a […]

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India ranks 19th among 180 countries in terms of the number of names appearing in the Paradise Papers, a global media exposé of offshore tax evasions published last month. Seven hundred and fourteen Indian individuals and entities are named in documents leaked from two financial companies – Bermuda’s Appleby and Singapore’s Asiaciti. The Indian government […]

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Elections and accountability should go side by side: Siraj MANCHESTER: The Jamaat-e- Islami (JI) Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq, who is visiting the UK and Europe on a week-long trip, said elections should be held on time and accountability should also be held side by side. Addressing a gathering in Oldham on Friday, he said all […]

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President Rodrigo Duterte. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO A network of nonprofit investigative centers and several major regional news organizations around the globe has named President Rodrigo Duterte as its “Person of the Year” for his crackdown against illegal drugs. The network, through its investigative reporting platform known as the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), gives […]

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LAHORE – Maryam Nawaz Sharif has said that political rivals are scared of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and therefore they are forging alliances against him. Going too far in discrediting PML-N’s opponents, she arrogantly remarked that the significance of the political rivals of Nawaz Sharif was not more than a “tissue paper”. She was […]

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President Rodrigo Duterte. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO A network of nonprofit investigative centers and several major regional news organizations around the globe has named President Rodrigo Duterte as its “Person of the Year” for his crackdown against illegal drugs. The network, through its investigative reporting platform known as the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), gives […]

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday put 17 non-EU countries on a blacklist of those it deems guilty of unfairly offering tax avoidance schemes. EU Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said after a meeting of the bloc’s finance ministers that beyond the 17 nations, over 40 more were put on a “grey list” to […]

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Over and over, journalists let themselves be instrumentalized for dubious exposes. The problem is that the wider public no longer falls for them, finews.com editor Claude Baumann writes for finews.first. finews.first is a forum for renowned authors specialized on economic and financial topics. The texts are published in both German and English. The publishers of finews.com are […]

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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 affairs of tax residents who stockpiled money offshore. But […]

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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 affairs of tax residents who stockpiled money offshore. But […]

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The US government has imposed sanctions on the Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, whose African business dealings were exposed in the Paradise Papers, over “hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of opaque and corrupt mining and oil deals” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a strongly worded statement, the US president, Donald Trump, placed […]

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