Category Archives: PANAMA PAPERS

Panama trial

Luxleaks whistleblowers trial to begin in Luxembourg

Three men go on trial later on Tuesday in Luxembourg accused of leaking thousands of confidential documents revealing corporate tax deals. The LuxLeaks scandal cast light on how the small…

tax crackdown

5 EU nations launch tax crackdown

The five largest economies in the European Union have agreed to share information on secret owners of businesses and trusts. It is a concerted attempt to show their leaders are…

Mossack Fonseca raided

Mossack Fonseca headquarters raided

Police in Panama have raided the headquarters of the law firm at the centre of a massive data leak. Prosecutors said the operation had been carried out at the offices…

Panama Paper leak

Panama papers leak signals a shift in mainstream journalism

Four years passed between The New York Times’s first article based on the Pentagon Papers and the end of the Vietnam War. Two years passed between The Washington Post’s first…

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Panama Papers: 10 things we’ve learned

The leak of 11.5 million documents from one of the world’s most secret companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, has grabbed headlines around the world. So what have we actually…

Panama

How has the Papers affair affected Panama?

Although a very small country, Panama is used to getting attention, for reasons good and bad. This Central American nation has often been in the middle of events with an…

Russians shrug off

Russians shrug off scandal

Drive two hours east of Moscow, and you’ll reach a town which, in Tsarist times, was called Zatishe – “peace and quiet”. Everything here was peaceful and quiet until they…

Oil firm

How oil firm avoided taxes?

Revelations from the Panama Papers show how a company based in Jersey, a British crown dependency, attempted to avoid paying $400m (£280m) in Capital Gains Tax to the Ugandan government,…

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Mossack Fonseca offices in El Salvador raided

Authorities in El Salvador have raided the offices of the Panama law firm at the centre of a massive data leak, the attorney general’s office says. Documents and computer equipment…

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How did Panama become a tax haven?

A huge leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, has thrown new light on how the rich and powerful hide their wealth. It has also brought renewed…