Our readers in the Cayman Islands may not have heard of the “International Consortium of Journalists,” but by now are certainly familiar with their work. The “Panama Papers” and “Paradise Papers” exposés generated headlines around the world and garnered prestigious awards, including last year’s Pulitzer Prize. The series of investigative reports – based on troves […]

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Issued by Transparency International Secretariat Just over two years since the Panama Papers revealed widespread use of anonymous shell companies to facilitate corruption and financial crime, governments in the world’s largest economies are still moving too slowly to ensure that citizens and law enforcement can find out who really owns companies operating within their borders. […]

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An Auckland company may be caught up in an international money laundering controversy after it was identified helping to manage a network of New Zealand-registered companies and trusts for its secret clients. Sources claim this network leads back to the Azerbaijan government, which has been accused of corruption and money laundering. Last year, the Government […]

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An Auckland company may be caught up in an international money laundering controversy after it was identified helping to manage a network of New Zealand-registered companies and trusts for its secret clients. Sources claim this network leads back to the Azerbaijan government, which has been accused of corruption and money laundering. Last year, the Government […]

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Issued by Transparency International Secretariat Just over two years since the Panama Papers revealed widespread use of anonymous shell companies to facilitate corruption and financial crime, governments in the world’s largest economies are still moving too slowly to ensure that citizens and law enforcement can find out who really owns companies operating within their borders. […]

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The Daphne Project kicked off yesterday – a five month investigation by journalists from 18 news houses around the world into the work and assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.  Yesterday’s main revelations include how the police have not interviewed any politicians in connection with the assassination, how economy minister Chris Cardona had been sighted […]

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When an autocratic regime comes into power by swallowing democratic values, the first target of such evil forces always are judiciary. Because independent judiciary are the major enemies and obstacles for the authoritarian rules. But there are some exceptions. For example, in Pakistan although democracy is being consistently turned into a mere ping-pong ball, dignity […]

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Issued by Transparency International Secretariat Transparency International will release a new report on Thursday 19 April analysing the progress G20 governments have made to end the corporate secrecy that allows the corrupt to hide their identity and shift money across international borders. It is now two years since the Panama Papers revealed widespread use of […]

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Softbank Group Corp. failed to report 93.9 billion yen ($877.57 million) in income over four years through March 2016, mostly collected by subsidiaries that are registered in tax havens, The Asahi Shimbun has learned. Failure to declare revenue of such size is unusual, according to tax experts. Softbank Group, led by Chairman Masayoshi Son, said […]

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David Marchant, founder and CEO of OffshoreAlert, makes the opening remarks Monday at the media company’s annual North American conference. The fight between offshore law firm Appleby and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists over the publication of the firm’s client data in the international press continued at the annual OffshoreAlert conference in Miami on […]

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Issued by Transparency International Secretariat Transparency International will release a new report on Thursday 19 April analysing the progress G20 governments have made to end the corporate secrecy that allows the corrupt to hide their identity and shift money across international borders. It is now two years since the Panama Papers revealed widespread use of […]

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MOSCOW – The Kremlin’s annual list of Russian officials’ earnings has provided an outline of the richest names in government, even as the true wealth of many big-hitters remains opaque. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s officially declared income was a relatively modest 18.7 million rubles ($302,000, 242,000 euros) in 2017 Anomalous results include a senator whose […]

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