Paradise Papers

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John Bolton is back! Bolton is ridiculously bad. But the key two words in the above sentence are not his name, they are “is back”. Bad as Bolton is, he is not the problem. Bad as Donald Trump, who brought him back, is, he’s not the problem. The problem is “them” – Republicans. Self-designated conservatives. […]

Democracy is under attack in the United States and around the world. For example, recent elections in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy featured far-right candidates with explicitly nationalist agendas, and many of their parties gained record numbers of seats in their respective parliaments. The Brexit vote in the United Kingdom meanwhile signaled a desire […]

Graph databases powered the Paradise Papers reporting and other complex data research. Shutterstock Graph databases facilitate discovery and analysis closely connected facts. This post is one of a series that introduces the fundamentals of NOSQL databases, and their role in Big Data Analytics. What is a graph database? Graph databases organize facts into connected bundles, […]

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Dozens of University at Buffalo students rallied Thursday, calling for the university’s foundation to divest from fossil fuels. UB has positioned itself as a leader on green initiatives, even as the private and technically separate UB foundation has invested in funds that back fracking companies, according to documents leaked as part of the Paradise Papers, Investigative Post […]

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Tax avoiders’ accountants face being forced to give evidence before MPs after a Commons committee announced a series of inquiries in the wake of the Panama and Paradise Papers investigations. A subcommittee of the Treasury select committee will investigate tax avoidance and evasion, as well as whether HMRC offers “sweetheart deals” to multinationals, while the […]

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The Isle of Man registered its 1,000th aircraft—a Gulfstream G650ER, in service with an operator in the Middle East—earlier this month. However, with deregistrations over the years, the net number currently on the M-register stands at 432. Speaking to AIN at the Corporate Jet Investor (CJI) conference in London last month, Isle of Man director […]

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Just a day after being issued with a warning by the Japanese Financial Services Authority over its lack of registration in the county, the Japanese crypto exchange Binance announced it would close its Tokyo office and set up in Malta. The jump from Japan to the small Mediterranean nation is a big change in financial […]

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After a 2013 investigation into its Irish tax affairs, Apple continued to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes by changing its structure, moving the holding firm for over $250 billion in cash reserves to the Channel Islands, this week’s “Paradise Papers” leak has revealed. [Update: while The Guardian specifically noted that “Apple has done […]

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