2018

LONDON: The British Virgin Islands government has turned down National Accountability Bureau’s request for help in probing alleged offences committed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children, Maryam, Hasan and Hussain Nawaz, – dealing a blow to the efforts by the anti-graft body to find evidence against Sharifs from outside of Pakistan. The […]

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Republicans have refused to release full transcripts of our firm’s testimony, even as they selectively leak details to media outlets on the far right. It’s time to share what our company told investigators. We don’t believe the Steele dossier was the trigger for the F.B.I.’s investigation into Russian meddling. As we told the Senate Judiciary […]

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by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels 03 January 2018 The Luxembourg financial regulator, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), has fined several financial institutions for failing to adhere to anti-money laundering (AML) laws following an investigation which began after the publication of the Panama Papers. The CSSF announced last month that it issued fines […]

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Mapping out 2018 Stepping into 2018 we must take a moment and recall where we stand today. Last year’s political upheavals and the struggle on maintaining the status quo amidst a hostile regional environment has been taxing, to say the least. Despite the clamour at home and outside, Pakistan has maintained a resilient and unified […]

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There are many gripping moments in McMafia, the BBC’s lavish new television drama featuring Russian oligarchs and organised crime. Who knew that a caviar knife could be so deadly? Or that hired killers could run amok in the Home Counties, leaving a bloody message from Moscow all over the tasteful furnishings? For Russia purists, there […]

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HEDA Resources Center, a non-governmental organization concerned with human rights and good governance related issues, has filed a suit to compel the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), to release its investigation report on those indicted in the Panama Papers scandal. In 2016, investigations into the Panama Papers by International Consortium of Journalists revealed that the […]

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Nationalisation of the public transport service Malta’s experience with public transport soured when a momentous decision was taken to liberalise a bus network that was run by a cooperative of bus owner-drivers and uncouth employees. Millions were spent to get rid of over 500 creaky bangers that ran the routes, some as early as the […]

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Mapping out 2018 Stepping into 2018 we must take a moment and recall where we stand today. Last year’s political upheavals and the struggle on maintaining the status quo amidst a hostile regional environment has been taxing, to say the least. Despite the clamour at home and outside, Pakistan has maintained a resilient and unified […]

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New James Norton drama McMafia approaches the world of international organised crime with remarkable verisimilitude, and a great deal of that is thanks to the research of journalist Misha Glenny, who wrote his original book McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime in 2008 before the material was adapted for TV by screenwriters Hoss Amini and James Watkins. […]

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Photo: Premium Times By Oladeinde Olawoyin At least $500 million has been recouped by tax authorities across the world after the Panama Papers revelations published in 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ, has said. The ICIJ on Wednesday said that Spain alone collected $122 million after an investigation into the affairs of tax […]

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