Paradise Papers

A confidential settlement has been reached between the BBC, the Guardian and law firm Appleby over the reporting of leaked documents detailing offshore tax-avoidance schemes. Appleby began legal action after details from the documents, known as the Paradise Papers, were published. It said it wanted to know which of its confidential documents had been taken. […]

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Federal police on Thursday raided the Frankfurt offices of Deutsche Bank. The Frankfurt prosecutor’s office said the raids stemmed from an investigation into suspected money laundering at the German bank. About 170 law enforcement agents took part in the operation. The investigation revolves around multiple Deutsche Bank employees, including two believed to still be working at the […]

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A Sinn Féin member of the European parliament (MEP), Matt Carthy, has criticised law firm Appleby, claiming it “refused” to meet with MEPs in the Isle of Man. The “snub” occurred during a visit to the island by the European parliament’s TAX3 special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance. The offshore law […]

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Reading the papers in 2018 was like being “put through an automatic carwash, though without the car,” writes Margaret Atwood – gallantly taking time out from terrifying us all again with a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale – in her bristling foreword to this year’s Bedside Guardian. How do you subject readers to 12 months […]

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Media caption‘Queen should apologise,’ suggests Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn has suggested the Queen, among others, should apologise for using overseas tax havens if they were used to avoid taxation in the UK. The Labour leader was asked at the CBI conference whether the Queen should say sorry for making overseas investments. He said anyone putting money […]

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Scilla Alecci 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. […]

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ICIJ Health authorities across the globe have failed to protect millions of patients from poorly tested implants that can sicken, maim — and sometimes kill — the people they were designed to help, new global investigation the Implant Files has found. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which previously produced the Panama and Paradise Papers […]

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DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN – NOVEMBER 09: Isle of Man notes and coins are pictured on November 9, 2017 near Douglas, Isle of Man. The Isle of Man is a low-tax British Crown Dependency with a population of just 85 thousand in the Irish Sea off the west coast England. Recent revelations in the Paradise […]

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Media captionParadise Papers: Apple’s secret tax bolthole revealed The world’s most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show. They reveal how Apple sidestepped a 2013 crackdown on its controversial Irish tax practices by actively shopping around for a tax haven. It […]

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The resource curse refers to the paradox that countries with an abundance of natural resources, tend to have less economic growth, less democracy, and worse development outcomes than countries with fewer natural resources (Keystone) Several global commodity traders that call Switzerland home have been repeatedly accused of violating human rights and environmental standards. Andreas Missbach […]

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Multinational corporations providing labour and call centre staff to the Australian Taxation Office either share links with tax havens or engage in questionable tax practices, a new report has found. Texas-based firm Stellar, the UK-based multinational Serco and Japanese giant Outsourcing Inc have repeatedly won lucrative contracts with the tax office, typically to provide outsourced […]

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