March 2018

Graph databases powered the Paradise Papers reporting and other complex data research. Shutterstock Graph databases facilitate discovery and analysis closely connected facts. This post is one of a series that introduces the fundamentals of NOSQL databases, and their role in Big Data Analytics. What is a graph database? Graph databases organize facts into connected bundles, […]

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ISLAMABAD – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that if Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had used the word ‘faryadi’ (complainant or supplicant) for Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, he should not have taken it back. Talking to the media outside the accountability court prior to the hearing of the Avenfield properties case, Sharif […]

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Australians hold their young cricketers to a far higher standard than their politicians and business leaders. The following analysis of Cricket Australia, the sport’s governing body, is a case in point – a litany of rule-breaking. Amid the nationwide hand-wringing and the deluge of media coverage of the Australian cricket team’s ball-tampering, Australian captain Steve […]

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Dozens of University at Buffalo students rallied Thursday, calling for the university’s foundation to divest from fossil fuels. UB has positioned itself as a leader on green initiatives, even as the private and technically separate UB foundation has invested in funds that back fracking companies, according to documents leaked as part of the Paradise Papers, Investigative Post […]

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The government published a list of more than 1 800 individuals and companies last week that it accused of illegally transferring money abroad, including several who appear in the Panama Papers. The list was the result of a three-month amnesty that allowed companies and individuals to return money to the country without prosecution. The list […]

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Pakistanis head to the polls to elect their next prime minister in July. Until then, though, the Supreme Court seems to be in charge of the country. In July 2017, revelations from the Panama Papers leak spurred Pakistan’s high court to rule that then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had lied to the public about his family […]

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Anders Aslund, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, is writing a book about Russia’s crony capitalism. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s initial response to the attack with a nerve agent in England was old-school. She expelled 23 Russian diplomats, allowing Moscow to expel the same number of British diplomats and close the British Council and […]

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The government published a list of more than 1 800 individuals and companies last week that it accused of illegally transferring money abroad, including several who appear in the Panama Papers. The list was the result of a three-month amnesty that allowed companies and individuals to return money to the country without prosecution. The list named […]

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There has been so much vague media conjecture on the issue of an EU common consolidated corporate tax base -CCCTB, overwhelmingly voted for in a recent session of the European Parliament, that ones feels the need to clarify things for local tax-payers and investors who may feel, quite understandably, somewhat lost. The impression that the European Parliament vote […]

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