During his brief stint, a year ago, as deputy leader of the Labour Party, the Minister at the Office of the Prime Minister, Konrad Mizzi, had said his wife would not seek another term as Malta Enterprise envoy in China once her term expired in August. Many, especially in the Labour camp, must have breathed […]

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PANA Committee Chairman Werner Langen said this evening that Minister Konrad Mizzi’s situation regarding his Panama company “looks like money laundering”, however stressed that things are not clear at the moment. In comments to The Malta Independent after a day-long of meetings as part of an investigation in the Panama Papers scandal, the Chairman said […]

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ISLAMABAD – The supreme court of Pakistan resumed hearing a slew of petitions seeking a probe into Panama papers here on Tuesday. National Accountability Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry and Federal Board of Revenue chairman Dr. Mohammad Irshad are present in court room before the five-member larger bench to present relevant record regarding the alleged money […]

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PANA Committee Chairman Werner Langen said that Minister Konrad Mizzi’s situation regarding his Panama company looks like money laundering, however stressed that things are not clear at the moment. In comments to The Malta Independent, the Chairman said that there “was a fair and free discussion with Minister Mizzi, but all documents in the Panama […]

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The register will reveal the beneficial ownership behind legal structures, such as shell companies. Kelly O’Dwyer, Australia’s minister for financial services, said: “Improving transparency around who owns, controls and benefits from companies will assist with preventing the misuse of companies for illicit activities; including tax evasion, money laundering, bribery, corruption and terrorism financing.” The government first […]

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Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Panama in protest over a political scandal involving huge bribes paid by a Brazilian company in exchange for public contracts. Odebrecht has admitted it paid $788 million in bribes to win construction contracts in 12 countries. It has agreed with the US Justice Department to pay […]

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After incessantly attacking the Opposition with lies and after targeting the media, the government will come after the people next in an attempt to stifle their freedom of expression and undermine democracy, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil told demonstrators today. … read more at: http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/74557/watch_thousands_attend_pn_demonstration_in_favour_of_democracy_

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Reuters/Hong Kong Hong Kong is beefing up its anti-money laundering and corporate disclosure laws in a move that some financial crime specialists say could lead to the exodus of billions of dollars in assets from the territory as people seek to avoid increased scrutiny.The Chinese territory’s government has been rattled by last year’s Panama Papers […]

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