Investigations

Foreign-owned companies registered in Nevada increasingly have been ensnared in political scandals abroad, yet the state has made no recent attempt to determine who owns the hundreds of thousands of companies operating from the state, officials confirm. The firms largely are so-called limited liability companies, a common form of incorporation, but hundreds of them in […]

Foreign-owned companies registered in Nevada increasingly have been ensnared in political scandals abroad, yet the state has made no recent attempt to determine who owns the hundreds of thousands of companies operating from the state, officials confirm. The firms largely are so-called limited liability companies, a common form of incorporation, but hundreds of them in […]

The fallout from the world’s biggest data-based journalistic investigation known as the Panama Papers continues to reverberate across the world. Millions of documents have revealed in great detail how political leaders, celebrities and others used offshore bank accounts to hide their wealth and avoid paying taxes. Few may realize that the revelations were made possible […]

Foreign-owned companies registered in Nevada increasingly have been ensnared in political scandals abroad, yet the state has made no recent attempt to determine who owns the hundreds of thousands of companies operating from the state, officials confirm. The firms largely are so-called limited liability companies, a common form of incorporation, but hundreds of them in […]

The Panama Papers investigation is set to have a massive impact on world finance, prompting a clampdown on tax evasion, fraud, and corruption. But it also raises interesting questions about the way we process big data. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) just published a searchable database that reveals the names of more than […]

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PPP senator says PM Nawaz’s name gets incorporated in the probe owing to investigation from his children. PHOTO: AFP Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Aitzaz Ahsan rejected on Friday media reports that joint opposition had agreed to remove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from the terms of reference (TORs) for an inquiry into the Panama […]

Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca created an offshore company for notorious Vancouver billionaire David Ho, even though he was facing criminal charges involving drugs, guns and unlawful confinement of a prostitute, saying “this is not a criminal case related to economic crimes,” the Panama Papers reveal. The incorporation of Ho’s company is among several that raise questions about the firm’s […]