20th September 2017
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated the annual cost of bribery — just one sub-set of corruption — to be between $1.5 and $2 trillion. This, the Fund estimated to be about two per cent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Read More
8th September 2017
A meeting of the Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) executive board on Thursday decided to file three corruption references against members of the Sharif family and one against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday in the accountability courts at Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The meeting held at the NAB headquarters was… Read More
10th August 2017
Just over €16.8 million was recovered by the tax authorities after previously unknown foreign holdings by Maltese were laid bare in the Panama Papers and Swiss Leaks. Information supplied by the Tax Compliance Unit (TCU) shows that €6.3 million has been recovered from its investigations into the Panama Papers data,… Read More
3rd August 2017
We are beginning to see the legal enforcement fallout from the now infamous Panama Papers. Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) concerted efforts to find undeclared offshore money and assets is moving into full gear. In addition to pursuing typical civil audits, the CRA is now executing search warrants and launching criminal… Read More
3rd August 2017
A lawyer who filed one of the seven appeals against Magistrate Ian Farrugia’s decision to launch an inquiry into money laundering allegations, said that the clients are arguing that the request is “procedurally wrong”. MaltaToday has been refused a copy of the appeal application by the courts, but one of… Read More
28th July 2017
Nawaz Sharif has resigned as prime minister of Pakistan following a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office. The ruling came after a probe into his family’s wealth following the 2015 Panama Papers dump linking Mr Sharif’s children to offshore companies. Mr Sharif has consistently denied… Read More
7th July 2017
The G20 summit is starting in Hamburg today and the Netherlands is participating for the first time in seven years, at the invitation of German chancellor Angela Merkel. And while the Netherlands is excited about taking part in the summit, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his delegation may face some… Read More
6th July 2017
High profile cases, including those linked to the so-called ‘Panama Papers’ leak of April 2016, have increased public pressure on HMRC to pursue those suspected of hiding income and assets offshore, according to Pinsent Masons tax investigations expert Paul Noble. “Enlisting the assistance of foreign tax authorities in tax investigations… Read More
15th June 2017
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to appear before the Panamagate joint investigation team (JIT) on Thursday, which is probing allegations of money-laundering against his family. Read More
6th June 2017
The German upper house of Parliament, the Bundesrat, passed a bill June 2 to stymie tax evasion through letterbox companies as part of a wider crackdown on illegal tax practices in light of last year’s Panama Papers scandal. The bill, which will become law after being signed by the German… Read More