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Five top magistrates are looking into the 26 “targets” suspected of involvement in money-laundering schemes that passed cash through Panama, the Seychelles, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore in an effort to dodge French tax authorities, according to Le Monde newspaper. The investigators are part of an elite white-collar crime unit set up following revelations that then […]

Germany is angling after a partnership with Africa as part of its presidency of the G20. But NGOs warn that Berlin’s fight against money laundering is undermining this goal. EURACTIV Germany reports. On the German Ministry of Finance’s website, the G20’s Compact with Africa is awarded top billing: “The G20 acknowledges its special shared responsibility […]

OXFORD, England, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Omidyar Network, the leading philanthropic investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, today announced at the Skoll World Forum a $100M commitment to tackle some of the root causes of the global trust deficit.  The funding, which runs over the next three years, will focus on strengthening independent media […]

This week marks one year since the publication of the Panama Papers when 11.5 million documents were leaked from Panamanian law-firm Mossack Fonseca to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The papers gave us all a rare glimpse into the hidden world of tax havens. They revealed how shell companies and anonymous trusts are used […]

Zardari and Bilawal wave at supporters in Garhi Khuda Bux. PHOTO: ONLINE LARKANA: Carrying on the momentum built after his recent visit to Punjab, former president and Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday promised charged workers that the party “will sweep” the next general elections. The PPP had resigned to a marginal position […]

One year ago, on 3 April 2016, the Panama Papers scandal broke, the biggest leak ever to fall into journalists’ hands. Documentation about 214,000 offshore companies and their owners was made public at the initiative of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Behind these opaque structures and the plethora of companies set up in […]

ALL VIEWS Tap to find out The UK is the most corrupt country on earth, using Gibraltar, Jersey and other territories to funnel dirty cash. That’s the view of anti-mafia journalist Roberto Saviano who claims the financial services industry in London facilitates worldwide criminal capitalism. ‘‘Transparency groups have shown this with irrefutable data. The UK […]

ALL VIEWS Tap to find out The UK is the most corrupt country on earth, using Gibraltar, Jersey and other territories to funnel dirty cash. That’s the view of anti-mafia journalist Roberto Saviano who claims the financial services industry in London facilitates worldwide criminal capitalism. ‘‘Transparency groups have shown this with irrefutable data. The UK […]

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The latest probe into Credit Suisse Group AG is a blow, not just for the firm but also for the Swiss attorney general, who didn’t know some of the bank’s offices were going to be raided. This week, Swiss authorities are back in damage-control mode, after almost a decade of financial scandals spanning Bradley Birkenfeld’s whistle-blowing to […]

<!– Social media Button BEGIN Tweet –> <!– Original Tweet Button data-via=’utknightcenter’ Tweet –> This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*) On April 3, 2016, the world learned about the so-called Panama Papers investigation, a project involving 370 journalists from 76 countries – including 96 journalists […]

A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, will on Thursday be part of a panel to discuss the Panama Papers leak as they affect Africa. The forum is organised by the European Parliament Inquiry Committee, PANA, following revelations published by a consortium of international media, including PREMIUM TIMES, showing […]