March 2018

Anyone running a website built with Drupal should stop whatever they are doing right now and install critical security patches. The organization behind the open-source software today put out an urgent security patch to address a remote code execution vulnerability in “multiple subsystems” of its content management system software. The holes could allow hackers to […]

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(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Adnan Rasool, Georgia State University (THE CONVERSATION) 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 […]

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Pakistanis love to track people who gather limelight. Some glamourised icons are: Imran Khan: The cricketer-turned-politician couldn’t win the ‘match’ in dislodging the government as the opposition leader, but was the ‘man of moment’ throughout the year. His anti-corruption crusade and street agitations kept the ruling hierarchy on the edge. His most smart move was […]

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Having recently visited Malta, I can tell you not many Hongkongers are familiar with the Mediterranean island. For those who follow cryptocurrencies, it might be a different story. Following threats that cryptocurrency exchange Binance would face censure in Japan (the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong has also begun to sound out warnings), the […]

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Zimbabwe published a list of more than 1 800 individuals and companies last week that the government said illegally transferred 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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It should not have taken the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury to have finally brought to the fore the need to scrutinise the nature of the Russian money that has poured into the UK over the past 20 years. Since the attack in early March, in which Police Detective Sergeant […]

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Last March, Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s first female president, was ousted after the country’s constitutional court confirmed her impeachment, which had taken place three months earlier. Park’s downfall came amid allegations that she participated in a bribery scheme with tech giant Samsung Group that aimed to ensure the merger of two of the company’s affiliates. […]

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Zimbabwe published a list of more than 1 800 individuals and companies last week that the government said illegally transferred 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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Tax avoiders’ accountants face being forced to give evidence before MPs after a Commons committee announced a series of inquiries in the wake of the Panama and Paradise Papers investigations. A subcommittee of the Treasury select committee will investigate tax avoidance and evasion, as well as whether HMRC offers “sweetheart deals” to multinationals, while the […]

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Tax avoiders’ accountants face being forced to give evidence before MPs after a Commons committee announced a series of inquiries in the wake of the Panama and Paradise Papers investigations. A subcommittee of the Treasury select committee will investigate tax avoidance and evasion, as well as whether HMRC offers “sweetheart deals” to multinationals, while the […]

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Zimbabwe published a list of more than 1 800 individuals and companies last week that the government said illegally transferred 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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The Isle of Man registered its 1,000th aircraft—a Gulfstream G650ER, in service with an operator in the Middle East—earlier this month. However, with deregistrations over the years, the net number currently on the M-register stands at 432. Speaking to AIN at the Corporate Jet Investor (CJI) conference in London last month, Isle of Man director […]

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