January 2018

18:23, January 31, 2018 A wealthy Israeli businessman who was implicated in the Paradise Papers leak is being investigated by the Department of Justice for allegedly bribing high-ranking officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Guardian reported Sunday. The revelation came after Swiss authorities confirmed that US prosecutors have requested information regarding billionaire diamond and mining mogul Dan […]

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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing the assets reference case against former finance minister Senator Ishaq Dar continued its proceedings on Wednesday. Dar, a close aide of Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif, is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income. A reference against him was filed by the National Accountability Bureau […]

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Clerics’ demo continues The protest in front of Punjab Assembly by a few dozen followers of Dr Ashraf Jillali’s Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah Tuesday entered fourth day. They are demanding the resignation of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah over ‘pro-Ahmadi comments’. The TLYR-Jalali started their campaign titled ‘Fill the Jail Movement’ on Saturday, ignoring […]

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In early November 2017, media outlets hailed the Paradise Papers as a major scoop: 13.4 million leaked documents revealed the financial details of some of the world’s leading brands, politicians, sports stars, and musicians. But this was to be no repeat of last year’s Panama Papers, in which well-known names appeared relating to criminal acts […]

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ISLAMABAD: Irfan Mangi, who was serving as Director-General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan, has been posted as DG NAB Rawalpindi, a notification said on Tuesday. Mangi, who replaced Nasir Iqbal, was also part of the joint investigation team ordered by Supreme Court to probe former premier Nawaz Sharif’s assets in the Panama Papers case. Iqbal […]

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Panama, Paradise Leaks: Only Pakistan incisively probed Nawaz KARACHI: The world showed little interest in Panama Papers and Paradise Papers practically and investigations could not go beyond announcements in most cases. Probes remained limited across the world, from resignation of Iceland prime minister to investigations against Shakira in Spain. Sigmundur Daví, the premier of Iceland, […]

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A wealthy Israeli businessman who was implicated in the Paradise Papers leak is being investigated by the Department of Justice for allegedly bribing high-ranking officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Guardian reported Sunday.  Cobalt from the Congo (Source: Trocaire CC BY 2.0)The revelation came after Swiss authorities confirmed that US prosecutors have requested […]

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Talend Data Integration Helps Investigative Journalists Decipher Offshore Financial Safe-havens of Power Brokers and Iconic Brands REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, announced that International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is using Talend Data Fabric as part of its Paradise Papers investigation, a leak involving 13.4 million encrypted documents […]

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ISLAMABAD: Irfan Mangi, who was serving as Director-General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan, has been posted as DG NAB Rawalpindi, a notification said on Tuesday. Mangi, who replaced Nasir Iqbal, was also part of the joint investigation team ordered by Supreme Court to probe former premier Nawaz Sharif’s assets in the Panama Papers case. Iqbal […]

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Every year state governments recognize over two million new business entities. That’s over 5,000 new businesses every day. The speed with which they are founded strongly correlates with the strength of a country’s economy. This is one reason the World Bank compares countries based on regulatory red tape affecting business incorporation. Legislation under consideration in […]

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Top executives at the Canada Revenue Agency have been taking home substantially more performance pay than executives in other government departments, CBC News has learned. An analysis of numbers provided by the CRA reveals that officials in the EX-4 and EX-5 categories — the top two tiers — have been receiving twice as much “at risk” pay than […]

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By Christopher Crosby Law360, New York (January 29, 2018, 5:14 PM EST) — A United Kingdom court on Friday rejected efforts by the British Broadcasting Corp. and The Guardian newspaper to relocate a suit against the media companies over publication of the “Paradise Papers,” a trove of documents from offshore law firm Appleby Global Group […]

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By Christopher Crosby Law360, New York (January 29, 2018, 5:14 PM EST) — A United Kingdom court on Friday rejected efforts by the British Broadcasting Corp. and The Guardian newspaper to relocate a suit against the media companies over publication of the “Paradise Papers,” a trove of documents from offshore law firm Appleby Global Group […]

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