January 11, 2019

Deutsche Bank has defended its record in fighting money laundering after the Financial Times reported it had processed €31 billion more in questionable funds for Danske Bank than previously thought. A Deutsche Bank spokesman declined to comment on the FT article. He said, however, that it was not Deutsche’s responsibility to vet Danske Bank’s customers […]

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The reports have led to protests in major cities, sharp criticism of some world leaders, investigations of others, and the resignation of Iceland’s prime minister. The practices described in the reports are not necessarily illegal, but they reveal tax and privacy laws in Panama and other tax havens that are friendly to wealthy foreign investors […]

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Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has carried out its first investigation after purchasing the so-called Panama Papers from an anonymous informant earlier this year. According to German media, federal officers seized two million euros ($2.35 million) from an old slush fund owned by industrial giant Siemens. The money was reportedly embezzled into Germany from South […]

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  African officials and multinationals exposed in Panama Papers scandal   This week, 11.5 million documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which specializes in offshore holding companies, was leaked to media organizations including the BBC and the Guardian. The reports linked more than 140 public officials from several countries worldwide to overseas assets in […]

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There is a temptation, when looking at the astonishing “Panama Papers,” to start by searching for politicians from your own country who are implicated. If you are British and approach the documents in this way, you’ll find slim pickings in the information released so far. Among the many thousands of names listed in the leak […]

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Pelin Ünker Members of the European Parliament from across political groups have called on the European Commission to condemn Turkey’s actions against journalist Pelin Ünker. Ms Ünker was given a 13-month jail sentence after she was found guilty of defaming and insulting former Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim and his two sons. She had revealed […]

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In this file photo, a Nike sports boot with the logo is pictured during an event to unveil the latest innovative sports products in New York. The EU on January 10, launched an in-depth probe into Nike’s tax affairs in the Netherlands following revelations in the ‘Paradise Papers’ scandal that exposed low tax deals for […]

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<!– SHOW ARTICLE –> Turkey’s now-former prime minister did not dispute the facts the journalist reported — but the journalist was sent to jail anyway. Binali Yildirim and his sons acknowledge that Pelin Unker’s report was accurate: Yes, they were among those who invested their riches in the offshore tax haven of Malta, thus avoiding […]

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As yet more secrets emerge on how corporations, politicians and celebrities around the world hide their fortunes in tax havens, journalists working on the global investigation called The Paradise Papers confirm the relevance of collaborative work and the value of computer technology for reinventing our data research methods, their analysis and the resulting news coverage. […]

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