2018

A confidential settlement has been reached between the BBC, the Guardian and law firm Appleby over the reporting of leaked documents detailing offshore tax-avoidance schemes. Appleby began legal action after details from the documents, known as the Paradise Papers, were published. It said it wanted to know which of its confidential documents had been taken. […]

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Federal police on Thursday raided the Frankfurt offices of Deutsche Bank. The Frankfurt prosecutor’s office said the raids stemmed from an investigation into suspected money laundering at the German bank. About 170 law enforcement agents took part in the operation. The investigation revolves around multiple Deutsche Bank employees, including two believed to still be working at the […]

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A Sinn Féin member of the European parliament (MEP), Matt Carthy, has criticised law firm Appleby, claiming it “refused” to meet with MEPs in the Isle of Man. The “snub” occurred during a visit to the island by the European parliament’s TAX3 special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance. The offshore law […]

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Reading the papers in 2018 was like being “put through an automatic carwash, though without the car,” writes Margaret Atwood – gallantly taking time out from terrifying us all again with a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale – in her bristling foreword to this year’s Bedside Guardian. How do you subject readers to 12 months […]

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Hamish Boland-Rudder The British Virgin Islands has hit law firm Mossack Fonseca with the biggest fine in the territory’s history following an investigation into Panama Papers revelations. The Financial Services Commission (FSC) imposed the $440,000 administrative penalty against Mossack Fonseca’s BVI operation on Friday, citing eight breaches of BVI’s Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing codes […]

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Amy Wilson-Chapman ‘The biggest leak in whistleblower history’ was just one of many titles given to our Panama Papers investigation. The project, which had hundreds of journalists working secretly for one year before it went live, has become known for its security, use of data, collaboration and impact. The investigation, launched two years ago, has […]

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Heston Blumenthal. Photography: Alisa Connan Melbourne fine-diner Dinner by Heston has been accused of underpaying staff. British chef Heston Blumenthal, the face of the restaurant, has a huge international following, especially in Australia because of his multiple appearances on MasterChef Australia. Blumenthal is also behind acclaimed restaurant outside of London, The Fat Duck. Dinner by […]

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There is a striking trend in global politics: A growing number of presidents and prime ministers are being toppled before the end of their term by public anger and legal action relating to corruption. In just the last six months, corruption dominoes have fallen in countries as diverse as Armenia, Malaysia, Peru, Slovakia, South Africa, […]

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The leak of 11.5m files from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca continues to create upheaval around the world. The documents were leaked to the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, which shared them with the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the Guardian, the BBC and other media organisations. This is a list of principal revelations […]

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Britain is forcing many of the world’s most notorious tax havens to reveal their inner secrets, after prime minister Theresa May’s government caved to an opposition amendment that will make the UK Overseas Territories open up their corporate books. The amendment requires tax havens like the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, and Bermuda to publish […]

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The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, called for an independent investigation into the tax affairs of all Britons linked to the Panama revelations — including Mr. Cameron’s family — and for Britain to impose direct rule on its overseas territories and dependencies, if necessary, to get them to comply with British tax […]

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He said that “there are elections in several states and in most of these states, BJP Chief Ministers are corrupt. In Rajasthan, the son of Chief Minister (Vasundhra Raje) took Rs 10 crore from Lalit Modi. In Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh’s son name appeared in the Panama Papers. And here in MP, there is Vyapam scam, […]

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