August 2018

Finding solutions to problems like the rising temperatures posed by climate change or the depletion of our fisheries is incredibly daunting. From the simply expensive to the totally impractical, it’s hard for even the most plausible ideas to gain steam and become policy. Thankfully, a new study suggests that an idea that’s popular for non-environmental […]

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The world’s tax havens, along with providing financial protection to companies, are also involved in environmental destruction in the Amazon and illegal fishing. For lack of a legal definition of tax havens, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) considers four key factors to help define them: 1) No or nominal tax on relevant […]

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A coalition of groups, under the umbrella of Concerned Nigerians against Saraki (CNAS), has listed a number of reasons it is against the presidential bid of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. A few days ago, Saraki alluded to his decision to contest Nigeria’s presidential seat in the forthcoming elections, in an interview with Bloomberg, held […]

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This is the ultimatum the Government should give the tax evaders. For too long, these culprits have been given a free ride, causing massive revenue leakage, thus depriving the Government of its entitled taxes. The main reason why we have this situation is because they can get away with not paying. On the few occasions […]

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Islamabad: Imran Khan has sought UK’s help to combat the menace of money laundering during a conversation with his British counterpart Theresa May, Pakistani media reported, a day after he vowed to act against those who “looted” the country. Khan’s request is significant as former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his close relatives are […]

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Canadians have long suspected that the country’s tax system disproportionately benefits the wealthy, but now they have some credible voices backing that argument: Canada Revenue Agency’s own professionals. In a new survey, nine in 10 CRA professionals agreed that “it is easier for corporations and wealthy individuals to evade and/or avoid tax responsibilities than it […]

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In der Türkei führten die Spuren der “Paradise Papers” bis zu Söhnen des damaligen Ministerpräsidenten Yildirim. Vor Gericht steht aber die an den Recherchen beteiligte Journalistin Ünker. Von Christian Buttkereit, ARD-Studio Istanbul Pelin Ünker ist eine zierliche und leise Frau, die nicht besonders angriffslustig wirkt. Doch sie und ihre Kollegen von der Tageszeitung “Cumhuriyet” ahnten, […]

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Data journalist Matthew Caruana Galizia has claimed to have “hundreds of gigabytes of evidence on Egrant, as well as Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi’s corruption” that he couldn’t share due to a lack of protection. According to Caruana Galizia’s Facebook post, Magistrate Aaron Bugeja warned him that he “would not be protected” if this data […]

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A former Reykjavík City council member for the Independence Party, Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson, has been charged with money laundering. Kjarninn was first to report on the matter. The charges were sent to the Reykjavík District Court on June 28 by the district attorney, but they have not yet been presented to Júlíus Vífill, due to […]

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Colombia’s finance minister announced the government will seek more tax revenue from lower class incomes, while cutting corporate tax rates. The announcement by Finance Minister Alberto Carrasquilla comes little more than a week after President Ivan Duque took office. Colombia’s new finance minister; an unapologetic Panama Papers star The tax hikes for normal Colombians are […]

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Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan are home to some of the world’s richest and most dynamic real estate markets. But they all lag behind countries in Europe and North America when it comes to transparency. Most of the rest of Asia, including high-growth markets such as China and India, is still behind. Global investors, including […]

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Canadians have long suspected that the country’s tax system disproportionately benefits the wealthy, but now they have some credible voices backing that argument: Canada Revenue Agency’s own professionals. In a new survey, nine in 10 CRA professionals agreed that “it is easier for corporations and wealthy individuals to evade and/or avoid tax responsibilities than it […]

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By George Psyllides Cyprus has been described as a Kremlin collaborator in a report compiled by the European Values think tank whose aim is to expose and confront instruments of Russian influence and disinformation operations. Cyprus, along with Greece, ranked in Group E, or ‘Kremlin collaborators’, over their perceived failure to politically acknowledge the threat […]

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