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A poster near the Icelandic Parliament building mocks former Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson following the Panama Papers leak. The Panama Papers have already toppled former Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson—and the political high explosives these files contain have the power to blast several more heads of state and their crony power mongers from […]

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Fallout from the Panama Papers has landed in China, throwing doubts on President’s anti-corruption campaign and revealing a continued disregard for environmental regulations.  The Panama Papers have shaken political figures around the world, among them being none other than the governmental elite of China. As governments sought to manage the fallout, Beijing was doing what it does best whenever viral […]

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The Panama paper scandal has taken the world by storm. The investigative journalism reports that have named several global politicians, world leaders, celebrities and businessmen have made a substantial revelation amongst the larger part of the world. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has carried out a groundbreaking and path defining investigation in trying to […]

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Spanish Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria said Friday in a statement that he had tendered his resignation “in light of the succession of mistakes committed along the past few days, relating to my explanations over my business activities … and considering the obvious harm that this situation is doing to the Spanish government.” Soria continues […]

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The French extreme right party has denounced tax evasion in the European Parliament – but several of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s close contacts have been implicated in the Panama Papers. EurActiv France reports. Members of the French National Front (NF) were among the vocal critics of Europe’s failure to tackle tax havens during the European Parliament’s […]

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Fears are spreading among rich Japanese that the Tax Agency will open an investigation based on leaked documents known as the Panama Papers that have exposed hidden wealth in offshore tax havens. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in early May is expected to publish the names of more than 214,000 offshore entities incorporated […]

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Here’s just a sprinkling of contemporary “leaders” accused of siphoning off billions of dollars of their own citizens’ wealth and hoarding it for themselves in secret locations: Hosni Mubarak (Egypt), Pavlo Lazarenko, (Ukraine), Sheik Fahad Mohammed Al-Sabah (Kuwait), Moammar Gadhafi (Libya), Ferdinand Marcos (Philippines), Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier (Haiti), Augusto Pinochet (Chile), Sani Abacha (Nigeria), […]

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Panama Papers: What are they are why should we care? What’s the New Zealand link to the Panama Papers? What do you get when you take billions of dollars in cash and assets, tuck it away in secret offshore trusts, throw in some of the world’s rich, famous and powerful, and then make all the details public? An […]

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When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walked into the trailer launch of her upcoming film, the Sarabjit biopic, at 12:15 pm on Thursday, she looked like a Barbie doll in a pink, Aiisha Ramadan dress paired with silver peeptoes. With a ‘namaste’, she asked the assembled media to give two standing ovations — to the late Sarabjit […]

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As the revelations in the Panama papers continue to make ever greater waves across the world, we must ask how those bankers, accountants and lawyers who help rich people and large corporations avoid taxes can live with themselves. The best clue is found in an email sent by one Mossack Fonseca employee: “Is there any […]

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WASHINGTON — The Canadian government promises a multi-front fight against tax evasion amid widespread frustration following the leak of offshore account details in the so-called Panama Papers. Finance Minister Bill Morneau promised Thursday to make it an issue at home and abroad — first at this week’s international summit in Washington, and later with his […]

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The recent response by media organizations in Ukraine to a Slidstvo.info documentary related to the Panama Papers leak has been disappointing. The response from the International Renaissance Foundation, an Open Society Foundation partner, the Media Council and various experts has been to chastise the non-profit for their work. Slidstvo is an OCCRP partner organization and […]

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