16th November 2016
There needs to be a “comprehensive global approach” against secret tax structures, says the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, who called for “zero tolerance”. Speaking to Parliament’s Panama Committee on Wednesday, the former advisor to the Panamanian government suggested that secrecy in tax affairs should be treated like a disease which needs to be isolated. Read More
14th November 2016
Transparency International today announced the candidates short-listed for the Anti-Corruption Award. Read More
7th November 2016
Berlin (AFP) - Germany is looking to intensify its crackdown on tax evaders who are stashing their assets in offshore companies, according to a draft law seen by AFP on Thursday. Read More
1st November 2016
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked both the Pakistan Muslim League and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf to submit their Terms of Reference (ToRs) on the formation of a commission to probe the Panama Papers leaks. The top court made this decision before adjourning the hearing of the Panamagate case that… Read More
26th October 2016
A party that favours direct democracy, complete government transparency, decriminalising drugs and offering asylum to Edward Snowden could form the next government in Iceland after the country goes to the polls on Saturday. Riding a wave of public anger at perceived political corruption in the wake of the 2008 financial… Read More
20th October 2016
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an EU advisory body made up of workers’ and employers’ organisations, has heavily criticised the EU’s recently published list of high-risk third countries subject to enhanced due diligence measures in relation to anti-money laundering (AML) The EESC says the list does not include many of the… Read More
19th October 2016
The Government must use “the full weight of its influence” in order to stamp out corruption, money laundering and tax evasion which is having a disproportionate impact on the world’s poorest countries, MPs have concluded. In a report, by the International Development committee (IDC), it is also claimed that there… Read More
13th October 2016
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has taken aim at the use of offshore accounts to avoid tax, pledging to make it a criminal offence for individuals who fail to disclose accounts or other assets held in tax havens from next year. “The release of the so-called Panama Papers… Read More
28th September 2016
Chair Werner Langen kicked off Tuesday’s hearing with the investigative journalists behind the Panama Papers revelations by announcing that the inquiry committee will also look into the recent Bahama Leaks affair and the case of former Commissioner Neelie Kroes, who failed to declare a directorship in an offshore firm while… Read More
24th August 2016
As Panama Papers disclosures continue, more than half of respondents (51.3 percent) to a recent Deloitte Advisory poll expect global enforcement of anti-corruption, anti-fraud, anti-money laundering and sanctions regulations to increase in the next 12 months. “While we don’t recommend organizations limit their risk assessments of financial crime exposures to… Read More