They hoped to keep their business private, but some of the world’s richest citizens will instead have their finances opened to prying eyes.
Confidential details of more than 200,000 offshore accounts in the Panama Papers — including the names of at least 625 Canadians — will be revealed Monday, in the hope that public scrutiny of the material will generate hundreds of tips about possible corruption and tax dodging.
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The new information, to be released online at 2 p.m. ET in a searchable database, will list:
- The name of anyone listed as a director or shareholder of an offshore company in the huge Panama Papers leak.
- The names and addresses of more than 200,000 offshore companies, though in most cases, the ultimate owner is still shrouded in secrecy.
- The identities