Paradise Papers

Education Institutions including Northeastern, Boston University, and Tufts have offshore investments. Boston-Boston University by Wally Gobetz on Flickr/Creative Commons Ah, higher education: a sculptor of young minds, a fertile ground for innovative ideas, and, apparently, an enthusiastic embracer of tax evasion tactics. More than 100 educational institutions were found mentioned in the recesses of the Paradise Papers, […]

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On Tuesday MEPs approved new rules for online shopping to better product consumers against fraud. The measures adopted will ensure that fraudulent online traders are detected and stopped more swiftly.   Driver assistance systems such as automatic braking with pedestrian detection, intelligent speed adaptation should be mandatory in all new cars, said MEPs in a […]

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As published by Chain Reaction Research, Asian Pacific Resources International (APRIL), one of the world’s largest pulp-and-paper companies, has been linked to deforestation in Indonesia. With the leak of the so-called ‘Paradise Papers’ this week, further information about APRIL’s financial backers have been revealed, leading to more questions about whether banks such as ABN AMRO […]

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Over 13.4 million records, availed through as yet unspecified means, comprise the Paradise Papers. The leak reveals the investment records of the wealthy 1 percent, as detailed from client records of offshore law firm Appleby and those of offshore corporate services firms Estera and Asiaciti Trust. The data was made available via an International Consortium of […]

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Labour has said Theresa May’s husband Philip has “serious questions to answer” about his firm’s links to possible tax avoidance highlighted in the Paradise Papers. Private Eye magazine has seen emails that suggest Mr May’s company, Capital Group, used an offshore law firm called Appleby to arrange investments for clients in tax havens. The documents […]

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The Paradise Papers have revealed a lack of opposition parties in Britain’s Crown Dependencies featured in Apple’s decisions on where to hold its offshore cash. The Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey all offer low rates of taxation to entice businesses and wealthy individuals, marketing themselves as “politically stable”. In Jersey – where Apple held […]

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The revelations of the Legionaries activities came from the so-called Paradise Papers, in which a consortium of international journalists combed through a trove of leaked information on offshore companies. An investigation by Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity, a Mexican anti-graft group, showed the Legionaries of Christ had established a Bermuda-based company called International Volunteer Services. […]

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The initiative wants to prevent child labour, be it in a factory in Asia, a cacao plantation in Africa or collecting coffee in South America (Keystone/EPA/John Jairo Bonilla) The “Paradise Papers”, which have shed light on the offshore dealings of some of the world’s richest people and biggest companies, are increasing conversations around a people’s […]

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Guardian 15 November: page 4, Squeezed NHS must close dozens of services; page 5, Armed forces no longer fit for purpose, former top brass warn; page 8, Poorest squeezed as food price inflation hits four-year high; page 10, Police poised to ignore minor crimes, MPs told; page 16, Eating disorder patients waiting months for care. Five articles in […]

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