2018

Illustration: Chelsea Beck/GMG Evil WeekWelcome to Evil Week, our annual chance to delve into all the slightly sketchy hacks we’d usually refrain from recommending. Want to weasel your way into free drinks, play elaborate mind games, or, er, launder some money? We’ve got all the info you need to successfully be unsavory.   You’re likely familiar […]

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a petition filed by the country’s anti-graft body challenging the suspension of the sentences of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in a corruption case. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday constituted a three-member bench headed by him to hear the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) […]

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With the stock market on a tear, “success” for chief investment officers at endowments increasingly means generating returns of at least 12% — without engaging in overly aggressive trading practices. In the past six months, more and more CIOs are looking into the use of institutionally priced annuity contracts to access alternative investments while minimizing […]

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–Accountability watchdog says high court did not correctly examine evidence against Sharifs ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday moved the Supreme Court (SC) against a decision of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspending sentences given to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband Capt (r) Muhammad Safdar. On […]

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I completely agree that gutter journalism which only attempts to smear the reputation, ruin the relationships and attack the psychological wellbeing of a person in the public eye purely as an act of partisan revenge, should not be encouraged. After all everyone potentially has skeletons in their closet and when the gloves are off, adversaries […]

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Tax evasion has been in the limelight since the Panama Papers Scandal made headlines in 2015, resulting in mounting pressure on governments and organisations to tackle financial crimes and offshore secrecy. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which developed the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) for the automatic exchange of tax information in 2014, […]

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IHC has also posed questions to the anti-graft watchdog, asking if criminal conviction can be based on presumption. PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD                      : The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision to grant bail to former premier Nawaz Sharif and other members of the […]

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By Joanne Faulkner Law360, London (October 22, 2018, 1:02 AM BST) — Sixty percent of the top 100 U.K. law firms reported an information security breach in the last year, PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed on Monday, leaving a majority of surveyed firms concerned about cyberattacks… … read more at: https://www.law360.com/insurance-uk/articles/1093823/cyberattacks-worry-big-firms-as-breaches-abound-

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An accountability mechanism is expected to be independent, impartial and efficient. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is today facing severe criticism for being deficient in all three areas. However, it must be admitted that no accountability or anti-corruption organisation in Pakistan has been accepted, at least by the public, as independent or impartial, and any […]

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EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told German newspaper Die Welt that “the granting of citizenship poses a serious security risk because it gives beneficiaries all the rights of EU citizens and allows them to move freely throughout the Union”. The Czech politician continued that the Commission is “extremely concerned” about the escalation of “golden passports,” […]

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Updated October 11, 2018 15:46:35 Photo: Labor’s Andrew Leigh wants to double the financial penalties for tax promoters. (ABC News) Labor is putting forward a proposal to increase the penalties for tax avoidance scheme promoters, as the Australian Taxation Office faces legal battles over its latest crackdown on multinationals. Speaking later today at the Melbourne […]

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