Paradise Papers

This past October 30, the Russian mining company Polymetal International plc and Chaarat Gold Holdings Ltd. approved a deal where by Polymetal will sell the Kapan Mining Enrichment Combine to Chaarat for US$55 million. Below, Chaarat’s Chief Executive Director Artem Volynets responds to Hetq’s questions. Chaarat is currently engaged in gold mining in the Krygyz Republic. […]

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The Colombian singer, who resides in Barcelona, has been under investigation for allegedly failing pay 14.5 million Euros in taxes. After a year-long investigation into her alleged failure to pay 14.5 million euros (over $16.5 million) to the Spanish government, Shakira will reportedly face criminal tax fraud charges, according to Spain’s El Pais newspaper. A report in El Pais published […]

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University Council meets in Old Schools several times per termNoella Chye by Noella Chye Tuesday December 11 2018, 11:51pm A fifth of the University’s executive decision-making, the University Council, has dissented from this year’s annual Council report – the first time in at least ten years. Five members of University Council – Professor Ross Anderson, […]

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2017 and 2018 proved the value — and power — of collaboration among journalists in Africa. But while the Paradise Papers and, of late, the Implant Files have been major highlights, there still has not been a major shift in the mindset of African leaders towards corruption. Take for example my country, Botswana: Ian Kirby, […]

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Monday, 3 December 2018 – Politics by Adrian Darbyshire – Reporter Click to buy photos from our newspaper ➔ Printed and digital download photos available Jurisdictions with low or zero tax rates are known to be linked to tax evasion, tax avoidance and even money laundering. That’s the clear view of the chairman of a […]

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It’s been years in the making, but it seems like Shakira‘s alleged failure to pay 14.5 million euros to the Spanish government will see reportedly see the pop star face criminal tax fraud charges, as per a report from Spain’s El Pais newspaper, which was published on Friday (December 7). As per the report, authorities have notified […]

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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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