Paradise Papers

Apple became the world’s first trillion-dollar public company on Thursday, as a rise in its share price pushed it past the landmark valuation. The iMac to iPhone company, co-founded to sell personal computers by the late Steve Jobs in 1976, reached the historic milestone as its shares hit $207.05, the day after it posted strong […]


Transparency in real estate has long been an issue within the market, however, JLL reveals that new regulations are working to improve the real estate market on a global scale.  With Thailand taking steps to upgrade the property tax system and digitise its land registry, and Macau cracking down on money laundering, countries around the world […]


In der Türkei führten die Spuren der “Paradise Papers” bis zu Söhnen des damaligen Ministerpräsidenten Yildirim. Vor Gericht steht aber die an den Recherchen beteiligte Journalistin Ünker. Von Christian Buttkereit, ARD-Studio Istanbul Pelin Ünker ist eine zierliche und leise Frau, die nicht besonders angriffslustig wirkt. Doch sie und ihre Kollegen von der Tageszeitung “Cumhuriyet” ahnten, […]

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt at a June Cabinet meeting. He resigned the next month. (AP) Even though Washington has seen the last of beleaguered ex-Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, the Trump administration remains the most ethically challenged in recent decades. With new revelations in recent days, the race to replace Pruitt as […]

Over the past few years, leaks of documents such as the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers have exposed the dark underbelly of globalisation and provoked indignant denunciations of tax avoidance around the world. Workers have no choice but to pay their taxes but, apparently, multinational corporations and wealthy individuals can get away with paying […]

Wikimedia Commons/DonkeyHotey Almost certainly, we are in the middle of the biggest political scandal in American history. After Trump’s obsequious performance in Helsinki, it feels like The Manchurian Candidate on LSD directed by David Lynch. Most likely, Trump is tangled up in financial crimes with Russian oligarchs and is being blackmailed by Putin. Adam Davidson […]

New legislation to tackle ticket touting at large concerts and sporting events has been agreed by the Government. That’s good news: ticket reselling – the polite term for ticket touting – has long been a hot button issue for music fans and consumers. Little angers people more than the appearance of tickets on so-called secondary […]

Rep. Robert Aderholt. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images. By Ken Klippenstein Maria Butina, the alleged Russian agent arrested by the FBI last week, is said to have attended the National Prayer Breakfast in order to cultivate Republican officials. But Butina is far from the religious group’s only questionable association. The organization that runs the […]

Maya Forstater: The Truth About Illicit Financial Flows July 23, 2018 Maya Forstater says illicit financial flows are not easily found in macroeconomic statistics because people go to great lengths to hide them. (photo: iStock by Getty Images/Aslan Alphan) Illicit financial flows have been under the spotlight recently. Both the Panama and subsequent Paradise papers […]

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Some of America’s most prominent environmentalist groups are secretly investing in oil and natural gas, even as they publicly push groups to divest from fossil fuels. That’s the takeaway from an explosive new report from NBC. These organizations aren’t merely hypocritical – they’re actively harming the environment with their lobbying. By urging others to deprive […]