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Panama’s former dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

May 30, 2017 11:57 am
Panama’s former dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

This file photo taken on May 02, 1989 shows then Panamanian leader General Manuel Antonio Noriega (R) faking a punch to a supporter (L) at the laying of the foundation of a group home in the neighborhood of Panama City where boxer Roberto Duran was born. (By AFP) Manuel Noriega, […]

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Chinese giant ship first to pass through expanded Panama Canal

June 26, 2016 8:30 pm
Chinese giant ship first to pass through expanded Panama Canal

A Chinese-chartered merchant ship, the Cosco Shipping Panama, crosses the new Agua Clara Locks during the inauguration of the expansion of the Panama Canal in Colon, 80 km from Panama City on June 26, 2016 on June 26, 2016. (AFP) A gigantic Chinese ship hauling a staggering number of 9,472 […]

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Papers put heat on Malcolm Turnbull

May 13, 2016 7:30 am
Papers put heat on Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s Prime Minister and a self-made multi-millionaire, has been named in the Panama Papers as director of an offshore gold prospecting company in a damaging revelation that emerged in the midst of a tight election campaign. A front-page story in the Australian Financial Review yesterday revealed that Turnbull, a former […]

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Panama Papers: The South Pacific’s role

May 10, 2016 4:00 pm
Panama Papers: The South Pacific’s role

A police car stands outside the Mossack Fonseca law firm while crime prosecutors raid the offices, in Panama City last month. Photo / AP The database culled from the leaked files of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals how some tiny countries in the South Pacific have been favoured as […]

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Panama Papers: Leak leaves stain on New Zealand’s name

April 9, 2016 7:49 am
Panama Papers: Leak leaves stain on New Zealand’s name

Panama City — home for the law firm at the centre of a vast document leak. Photo / AP A Mexican tycoon nicknamed the “duke of privilege” and a rising star in Malta’s Parliament – two unlikely bedfellows who this week became the faces of New Zealand’s foreign trust industry. […]

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10 stars named in the Panama Papers leak

April 7, 2016 7:30 pm
10 stars named in the Panama Papers leak

Everton’s James McCarthy, left, fights for the ball against Chelsea’s Willian during an English FA Cup quarter-final football match. Photo / AP 1 SARAH FERGUSON AGE:56 WHO: Duchess of York Ferguson’s chaotic offshore finances were revealed in the latest Panama Papers leak. Ferguson expressed confusion in 2001 over who was […]

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Panama Papers first major scalp as Iceland’s PM resigns

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Panama Papers first major scalp as Iceland’s PM resigns

Iceland’s Prime Minister, faced with street protests and public outrage over offshore holdings, resigned yesterday, becoming the first major political leader to fall amid global reverberations from millions of leaked documents detailing secret financial transactions. Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson tendered his resignation and asked Iceland’s President to dissolve Parliament after leaked files […]

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Interesting data on how the Panama Papers were leaked

April 6, 2016 6:14 am
Interesting data on how the Panama Papers were leaked

“Hello. This is John Doe. Interested in data? I’m happy to share.” Those are the four sentences that led to the biggest data leak in history that has implicated 12 leaders and led to mass protests and investigations from Iceland to the UK and New Zealand. On Monday, the world […]

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Panama Papers: The impact felt around the world

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Panama Papers: The impact felt around the world

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been caught up in the Panama Papers scandal. Photo / AP ICELAND The Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is to resign, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm that have shone a spotlight on the finances of an array of politicians […]

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Panama Papers: It’s yours, free of charge – the biggest leak ever

April 5, 2016 6:30 am
Panama Papers: It’s yours, free of charge – the biggest leak ever

How offer from anonymous source shed light on tax havens and secret transactions. How was the information leaked? The leaked records, referred to as the Panama Papers, came from the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca & Co. The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, which […]

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Panama Papers train new spotlight on wealth of global elite

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Panama Papers train new spotlight on wealth of global elite

From Moscow to Reykjavik to Buenos Aires and beyond, the same two words are suddenly reverberating in financial circles: offshore accounts. No sooner did a group of media outlets report that some of the world’s wealthiest people, including politicians and business figures, had channelled billions through offshore accounts than the […]

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Panama Papers: Mass protests break out in Iceland

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Panama Papers: Mass protests break out in Iceland

Massive protests have broken out in Iceland demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson after it was revealed he had moved millions of dollars offshore to avoid paying tax while the country was in recession. Yesterday Gunnlaugsson walked out of an interview with Swedish press when questioned […]

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Five key cases in the Panama Papers

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Five key cases in the Panama Papers

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron. His late father has been mentioned in the Panama Papers. Photo / AP 1 President Vladimir Putin The Guardian said the Panama Papers showed a network of secret offshore deals and loans worth US$2 billion led to associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, including concert cellist Sergei […]

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Panama Papers: Kremlin claims ‘Putinophobia’

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Panama Papers: Kremlin claims ‘Putinophobia’

Tatiana Navka, the wife of Putin’s aide, is implicated in the leaks. Photo / Getty President Putin is the victim of a Western plot designed to topple him through allegations members of his inner circle used an offshore tax haven, the Kremlin has claimed. It insisted that ‘Putinophobia’ has become […]

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Panama Papers: How the world’s rich hide their money

April 4, 2016 10:30 am
Panama Papers: How the world’s rich hide their money

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Data reveals the existence of a money laundering ring involving the Russian leader’s closest associates. Photo / AP An international collection of journalists published a report on the financial activities of a dozen current and former world leaders that said associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

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