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International law enforcement is not keeping up with global corruption and governments “should not wait for a total collapse of the system before doing something about it,” Matthew Caruana Galizia warned.  The son of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos together with Transparency International’s Delia Ferreira […]

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Gain a global perspective on the US and go beyond with curated news and analysis from 600 journalists in 50+ countries covering politics, business, innovation, trends and more. … read more at: https://www.ft.com/content/c7b0bc36-c56d-11e7-a1d2-6786f39ef675

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Emil Eifrem was driving home from his goddaughter’s fifth birthday party in Gothenburg, Sweden, when his phone started buzzing. A stream of notifications alerted him to the Paradise Papers, a massive leak which showed how the world’s richest people use offshore havens to shield their wealth. “I switched seats with my wife,” he said. “We […]

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Donald Trump, the biggest attraction at the 2018 Davos jamboree, resorted to a satellite link-up and his favourite social media platform to keep in touch – after he decided in recent weeks to cancel his appearance and that of other top White House officials, amid a government shutdown. The US president allowed his secretary of […]

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LAHORE – A two-judge Lahore High Court (LHC) bench on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal seeking the right of review petition for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif disqualified in Panama Papers case. The LHC bench consisting of Justice Shahid Kareem and Justice Abid Aziz Shaikh refused to take up the petition requesting that the […]

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The BBC reporter had one question for Lord Ashcroft as he gingerly approached the conservative party donor at a conference hall in October. “Did you have tens of millions in an offshore trust that you secretly control, sir?” the reporter asked. “Dear, dear, dear…” started muttering the interviewee. That’s when the chase began. For two […]

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A sobering new report by the charity Oxfam has laid bare the stunning levels of global wealth inequality. According to the report, published Monday, billionaires have never had it better. The combined riches of the world’s 26 most wealthy billionaires equals $1.4 trillion — this is equal to the total wealth of the bottom 3.8 […]

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Last year billionaires’ around the world saw their fortunes grow by 12% while the poorest half of the world’s population saw theirs drop by 11% The number of billionaires around the world has nearly doubled since the financial crash – from 1,125 in 2008 to 2,208 last year, according to global charity Oxfam. The collective […]

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For decades now, both of America’s major political parties have been dedicated to cutting taxes for the richest people in the country. They’ve also been wildly successful in implementing a massive disinformation campaign about what taxes actually are and how they really work—so successful, in fact, that when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshmen member of the […]

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Monday’s conviction, centred on family businesses in the Middle East, is his second stemming from a corruption investigation spurred by the Panama Papers leak, and comes as new prime minister Imran Khan has vowed to tackle endemic graft in Pakistan. … read more at: https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/nawaz-sharif-sentenced-to-7-years-for-corruption-1.1545648630873

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The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists began the year investigating how West Africa’s wealthy and well-connected siphoned billions out of the region, and ended it with the largest-ever collaborative health care investigation. The Implant Files team, made up of more than 250 journalists in 36 countries, exposed how global authorities have failed to protect patients […]

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