October 21, 2021

Paradise Papers group calls out four Caribbean ‘tax havens

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By Eugene Costello From International Investment The investigative media group behind the recent Paradise Papers revelations has today released information from the corporate registers of four Caribbean jurisdictions that it says adds layers of information to the limited amount that the jurisdictions currently put into the public domain. The four jurisdictions named and shamed by […]

Former PM Shaukat Aziz, ex-NICL chief Ayaz Khan Niazi named in Paradise Papers

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From The Express Tribune PK At least two Pakistanis have been named in the Paradise papers – former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and former National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) chairperson Ayaz Khan Niazi. Aziz is linked with Antarctic Trust, which was set up by the former premier and includes his wife, children, and granddaughter as […]

New ‘Paradise Papers’ data leak links Hatoyama to Bermuda firm and U.S. commerce chief to Putin biz benefits

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From Japan Times A new leak of financial documents that follows the so-called Panama Papers has uncovered business ties between U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Russia, as well as alleged tax evasion by an aide to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Former state leaders have also been named in the documents, including former Prime […]

Why are the ‘Panama Papers’ a big deal?

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By KUANG KENG KUEK SER From KERA NEWS By now you’ve probably heard of the “Panama Papers,” the name bestowed on a massive database leaked from a law firm based in Panama. The leaked documents show that the company, Mossack Fonseca, helps its clients set up offshore shell companies, some of which are allegedly linked to […]

Bahamas corporate data leak prompts swift reaction, outrage in Europe

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By Will Fitzgibbon From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — The European Commission is considering action against a former top official following revelations of an undeclared link to an offshore company in The Bahamas. The Commission’s announcement is among a number of global reactions to the Bahamas Leaks, the latest massive leak of corporate data […]

Leaked Bahamas corporate data published in offshore database

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By Will Fitzgibbon From Caribbean Business Now WASHINGTON, USA — New revelations published on Wednesday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and news organizations from Europe, South America, Asia and Africa reveal fresh information about offshore companies in The Bahamas. Alongside detailed reporting, ICIJ, Süddeutsche Zeitung and other […]

China has biggest number of links to Panama Papers

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From Radio Free Asia China-linked offshore companies in the Panama Papers far exceed the number of entities from other countries and regions of the world, reports indicate. Some 25,000 offshore companies with owners — either companies or individuals — from China have been listed in a mass online leak of data from Panama law firm […]

ICIJ to release Panama Papers Offshore Companies Data

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By Marina Walker Guevara From International Consortium of Investigative Journalists The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will release on May 9 a searchable database with information on more than 200,000 offshore entities that are part of the Panama Papers investigation. The database will likely be the largest ever release of secret offshore companies and the people […]

Paper Trail: How the ‘Panama Papers’ data leak tracks back to Idaho

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By Zach Hagadone From Boise Weekly Among dozens of entries, there is one big Gem State name in the files No one was supposed to know the financial details held by Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Run by two lawyers—one the son of a Waffen-SS soldier, the other a novelist-turned investment expert—the firm has long […]

The 8 most important things to read to understand the Panama Papers document leak

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By Tara Golshan From Vox On Sunday the world became familiar with the Panama Papers: a massive 2.6-terabyte leak of confidential documents revealing a deep web of international corruption and tax evasion from the world’s political elite. Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca — which specializes in helping foreigners set up international shell companies to protect […]