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Political turmoil is unsettling Algeria’s energy sector and its IOC investors You have 1 free article remaining Subscribe now for unlimited access or become a Bronze Member for free  For queries see our FAQ or contact us Subscribe Bronze Sign-up Member Login Algeria’s energy sector finds itself in the firing line once more. Following the ousting of […]

Deutsche Bank shares slid to fresh lows as its boss announced “tough cutbacks” for the investment bank following a fraught year of money laundering allegations, failed merger talks, and lawsuits by Donald Trump. At a marathon annual shareholders’ meeting in Frankfurt that lasted more than eight hours, chief executive Christian Sewing said the bank would […]

EVEN BEFORE the assassination on Malta in 2017 of a journalist and anti-corruption campaigner, Daphne Caruana Galizia, the EU’s smallest state was a cause for concern—a tightly knit Mediterranean society in which reciprocal favours and obligations frequently trumped respect for the law; an island with a financial centre that had outgrown the regulatory capacity of […]

A probe into Deutsche Bank AG prompted by the Panama Papers brought a wave of raids by Frankfurt prosecutors targeting eight wealthy individuals who may have hidden money in offshore companies. The prosecutors didn’t identify the banks, people or companies concerned, but additional information may be disclosed after the raids are completed. The case is […]

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Even as Sweden is expected to go cashless by 2023, and cashless options are gaining traction globally, there is a growing clamor to keep cash alive. In the U.S., for instance, cities like Philadelphia, New York and San Francisco, along with the state of New Jersey, have introduced bills that prohibit retail establishments from refusing […]

Legal professional privilege is a venerable principle. With antecedents in 16th century Elizabethan England, the concept — that there can be no compelled disclosure of communications between a client and their lawyer — remains a fundamental tenet of common law legal systems the world over. Nor is the principle unique to the Anglosphere: although the […]

Wajid Zia, key prosecution witness and head of joint investigation team (JIT) that probed the Panama Papers case Wednesday told Accountability Court that former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar stated before the JIT that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had confiscated his tax record in 1999. Testifying before Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir, […]

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We turn now to a damning investigation revealing the widespread abusive use of solitary confinement in immigration jails overseen by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The United Nations special rapporteur on torture says solitary confinement should only be used in exceptional […]

‘They tell you, “okay, fine, we have a corrupt minister, but we’re fine, we’re happy.”’ These are the words of a local journalist responding to questions regarding Patron/Client relationships and corruption in Malta. This testimony forms part of a paper examining Clientelism entitled, ‘How Smallness Fosters Clientelism: A Case Study of Malta,’ by political scientist […]