December 2018

Appleby, the firm at the center of last year’s massive Paradise Papers leak allegedly provided services to a bank accused of facilitating global terror and crime, the Guardian reported on Tuesday. Appleby had allegedly represented the international Federal Bank of the Middle East (FBME) since 2004, according to the report. The US Treasury Department’s Financial […]

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Fresh disclosures that President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen used a shell company to receive huge payments from a firm linked to a Russian oligarch as well as two multinational corporations have highlighted the United States’ position as a leading global enabler of corporate secrecy. Reports regarding Cohen’s firm come just weeks after the […]

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Donate Above: Oxford Street, central London. A few minutes’ walk away are a number of properties connected to members of Odesa’s “oil mafia.” Credit: OCCRP The mayor of Ukraine’s southern city of Odesa, Gennadiy Trukhanov, has long denied having any remaining connections to the city’s 1990s-era “oil mafia” or its leader, Aleksander Angert. But the […]

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Spanish prosecutors have filed charges against pop music star Shakira for tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros (£13 million) between 2012 and 2014. The charges published Friday allege Shakira listed the Bahamas as her official residence for tax purposes during those years but was in fact living in Spain with her partner, Spanish soccer […]

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Konrad Mizzi has filed a constitutional application claiming a breach of his right to a fair hearing in a case related to the Panama Papers inquiry appeal. The Tourism Minister’s application adds a new twist to the long-running Panama Papers inquiry and its subsequent appeal. One of seven high profile individuals, into whom an investigation […]

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The Federal Government, through its Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property, has started investigation into the ownership of some offshore companies allegedly linked to a former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark. The PUNCH learnt on Thursday that this followed a prior investigation conducted by the National Intelligence Agency in collaboration […]

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The Mediterranean island nation of Malta needs better checks and balances to address the way the prime minister’s powers currently eclipse other institutions, experts from Europe’s top human rights body said on Friday. The critical assessment issued by the Council of Europe’s advisory body — known as the Venice Commission and comprised of legal experts […]

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US: Four people charged in ‘Panama Papers’ investigation NSD Logo US government announced charges against four men it said laundered money and arranged tax avoidance schemes through the Panama firm. The four were affiliated with Mossack Fonseca, the law firm that helped thousands of clients around the world move money offshore to protect it from […]

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U.S., NATO give Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear pact (NBC News) John Bolton says North Korea failure to meet commitments requires second Trump-Kim summit (CNN) Afghan troop losses ‘not sustainable,’ says nominee to command U.S. troops in Middle East (ABC News) Russia ‘partially unblocks’ Ukraine ports (BBC) Brexit vote looms in Parliament, but […]

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By   Opto 14 Dec 2018, 11:45 GMT Deutsche Bank shares reached a new all-time low on Monday following last week’s news that police raided its Frankfurt headquarters looking for… read more at: https://www.cmcmarkets.com/en-gb/opto/deutsche-bank-share-price-hits-all-time-lows

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The Mediterranean island nation of Malta needs better checks and balances to address the way the prime minister’s powers currently eclipse other institutions, experts from Europe’s top human rights body said on Friday. The critical assessment issued by the Council of Europe’s advisory body — known as the Venice Commission and comprised of legal experts […]

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