July 2019

Is it possible to launder billions of USD with Bitcoin? For too long it has been said that cryptocurrencies abet money laundering, corruption, terrorism, and what not due to virtual currencies’ transactions being anonymous and the lack of a central authority watching over the cryptocurrencies. What are the Panama Papers However, the leak of the […]

TORONTO — Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep will be among the honourees at the Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Tribute Gala. Streep is set to receive the Tribute Actor Award at the festival’s first annual fundraiser for year-round programming. The event celebrating outstanding contributions to the film industry will be held at Fairmont Royal York […]

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz vice president Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) here on Wednesday in connection with alleged money laundering and income beyond means investigation against her and her family members. She recorded her statement before an investigation team of NAB for 45 minutes regarding ‘dubious’ business transactions of […]

Failure to take immediate action on suspicions of money laundering in the past few years has tainted Malta’s reputation as a respectable financial services centre. This bad reputation now hangs like an albatross round the country’s neck as successive reports by international regulatory organisations chastise the country for not taking its anti-money laundering responsibilities seriously. […]

LAHORE: Pakistan’s anti-graft body on Wednesday grilled jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz in cases related to money laundering and income beyond means. A combined investigation team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) quizzed Maryam for an hour at its provincial headquarters in Lahore. ALSO READ: Pakistan’s anti-corruption body grills Nawaz […]

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Amidst the cacophony of misinformation about Venezuela there are three key questions that need answers: 1) What is really happening in Venezuela, 2) Why is it happening, and 3) What will happen next? What is really happening in Venezuela? There is a Political Campaign against the Venezuelan Government The United […]

Across Europe, it is becoming the consensus that the best way to tackle money laundering is closer cooperation between states, and between authorities and the banks. Supranational bodies such as Europol and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – the international standard-setter for anti-money laundering – as well as trade bodies like the European Banking […]

Deutsche Bank is Germany’s largest (private) bank and, at the same time, its most controversial. It has left its mark on the German financial market as well as on the German economy, and it has been a trendsetter in its fundamental restructuring over the last twenty years. For ten years now, it has been mired […]

LAHORE: Pakistan’s anti-graft body on Wednesday grilled jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz in cases related to money laundering and income beyond means. A combined investigation team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) quizzed Maryam for an hour at its provincial headquarters in Lahore. The NAB launched investigation against Maryam […]

Despite economic turmoil and challenged political credibility of Russia on the world stage, the Panama Papers revelations of corruption will not pose a  significant threat to the stability of Putin’s regime but will worsen Russia-US relations and the country’s image in the West. Last Sunday, the world found itself in a sequel to Stieg Larsson’s […]

TORONTO — Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep will be among the honourees at the Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Tribute Gala. Streep is set to receive the Tribute Actor Award at the festival’s first annual fundraiser for year-round programming. The event celebrating outstanding contributions to the film industry will be held at Fairmont Royal York […]