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Mastermind Behind Malta Journalist Killing Remains A Mystery

<b>Updated at 5:35 p.m. ET Sunday</b><p>The last time Matthew Caruana Galizia saw his mother alive, she was going to the bank.<p>A government minister had gotten the courts to freeze her bank accounts. She intended to fight for access to her funds.<p>"If someone tried to shut her up, if someone tried to stop her, …

World News

New global investigation tackles poisonous effects of 'fake science'

Published on<p>July 20, 2018<p>Reporting by<p>COLLABORATION<p>New international investigation tackles ‘fake science’ and its poisonous effects<p>Hundreds of …

Journalism

Malta given 2 months to transpose anti-money laundering laws or face European Court of Justice

Malta, along with Latvia and Spain, was today given two months to fully transpose the European Union’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive into …

Judiciary

Trouble in Turkey | Wilbur Ross' ethics woes pile up

Welcome back Reader!<p>Press freedom in Turkey is under attack (again). One of our newest members, Pelin Ünker, and her newspaper Cumhuriyet are being …

Corruption

‘No strings’ £100,000 grant from Ebay founder will help Scottish investigative journalism outfit The Ferret to ‘punch above its weight’

Scottish investigative journalism co-operative The Ferret has been given a £100,000 grant from a philanthropic investment firm led by the founder of …

Journalism

Dangers of covering corruption in Erdoğan’s Turkey | Reporters without borders

Several investigative journalists are to appear in court this week in Turkey in connection with their Paradise Papers coverage but, despite a massive …

Journalism

Paradise Papers: Turkish President's Allies In Press Freedom Attack

Published on<p>July 16, 2018<p>Reading time<p>3 minutes<p>Reporting by<p>Close political allies and a family member of Turkey’s autocratic president Recep Tayyip …

Journalism

Leading Republican Senator joins call for Ross ethics probe

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is facing a renewed attack for his financial disclosures.<p>Published on<p>July 17, 2018<p>Reporting by<p>PARADISE …

Journalism

Panama Papers: Politician to chawl resident, first cases sent to court

Panama Papers: At least 16 Indians face prosecution, cases were filed after foreign jurisdiction sent information on holdings, asset.<p>Written by | New …

Corruption

IRS spent $380m but took ‘limited or no action’ on offshore tax dodges

Despite pouring nearly $380 million into a new tax enforcement initiative, the U.S. government took “limited or no action’’ on a series of key …

Journalism

As Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif is sent to jail, his rival Imran Khan should not celebrate

<i>This post has been updated, 1:15 p.m.</i><p>Right after sweeping the 2013 elections in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif told me that as prime minister he would show the world that he, not Pakistan’s army chief, was the real boss. But now, on the eve of Pakistan’s next election, he has returned from London (where he …

Pakistan

Hedge Fund Seeks Inquiry Into Russian Money-Laundering at Danish Bank

A Russia-focused hedge fund has asked Danish authorities to investigate their country’s leading bank for allegedly allowing Russian officials to …

Hedge Funds

HMRC achieves record tax take

HMRC's latest annual report and accounts reveal tax revenue rose to a record total of £605.8bn, up 5.4% (£0.9bn) on 2016/17

Journalism

Nevis: how the world’s most secretive offshore haven refuses to clean up

Tax havens hate attention. Places such as Jersey, Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands made a handsome living from helping their clients break other countries’ laws for decades, without anyone really noticing. And they liked it that way. Then came the 2007-8 financial crisis, and the good …

Long-form Journalism

Pakistan’s former prime minister embraces jail to rally his party

WHEN Nawaz Sharif recently announced that he would return to Pakistan, not everyone believed him. On July 6th the National Accountability Bureau …

Pakistan

Wilbur Ross Says He Will Sell Stock After Watchdog Warns of Potential for Criminal Violation

WASHINGTON — Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, said he would sell all of his remaining stock holdings after the Office of Government Ethics faulted him for continuing to maintain investments that he was required to divest and entering into new ones.<p>In a strongly worded letter, the ethics office …

Corruption

How spies and investigative reporters think alike

ICIJ member Kristof Clerix.<p>Published on<p>July 11, 2018<p>Reporting by<p>MEET THE INVESTIGATORS<p>How spies and investigative reporters think alike<p><i>ICIJ has</i> …

Journalism

In Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif Fights for Survival

Two weeks before its general elections on July 25, Pakistan is bracing for another political storm. On Friday, an anticorruption court sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison in a case arising after the Panama Papers leaks revealed that Mr. Sharif’s family owned four …

Pakistan

How do kleptocrats spend the money?

Last week police in Malaysia <b>arrested</b> former prime minister Najib Razak after seizing $273 million of loot from his houses and condos.

Journalism

Transnational journalism networks investigate Brazil’s largest corruption scandal

• Investigative Reporting<br>Collaborative journalism was the focus of the panel "From Brazil to the world: Lava Jato's transnational coverage," which was …

Journalism

U.K. Behind on Laws to Target Hidden Offshore Wealth: Tax Agency

The U.K. has fallen behind other countries in sharing data that governments need to target individuals hiding assets or income overseas, according to …

Journalism

Behind the scenes of the largest-ever West African journalism collaboration

<i>West Africa Leaks was the largest-ever collaboration of journalists from West Africa.</i><i>ICIJ, in collaboration with the Norbert Zongo Cell for</i> …

Journalism

As anti-money laundering reform kicks in, EU seeks to close new gaps

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - New rules to tackle money laundering in the European Union took effect on Monday but the bloc already faces calls for further reforms as new shortcomings emerged after alleged wrongdoing at banks in Baltic states and Malta.<p>The fifth review of the EU anti-money laundering …

Journalism

‘Big four’ paid millions to advise Brussels on tax policy | Financial Times

The “big four” accounting firms secured contracts worth millions of euros from the European Commission over the past five years to advise on tax …

Economics

African Leaders Vow to Fight Safe Havens for Corrupt Funds

Corruption drains $148 billion annually from Africa, according to the African Union. At an estimated 25 percent of the continent's average gross …

Journalism

Big Four’s Sway Over EU Tax Policy Is Unjust: Report

EU lawmakers should stop relying on policy advice from the world’s four largest accounting firms, given their status as “goliaths of the tax planning …

Journalism

ACC summons seven over Panama, Paradise Papers

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday summoned seven businessmen, including a foreigner, for quizzing as their names appeared in the Panama …

Corruption

What the Most Hyped Financial Thriller of the Summer Gets Right

Money is haircuts whenever you want. Money, also, is the ability to have people killed. In Cristina Alger’s new novel,<p><i>The Banker’s Wife</i> (G.P. …

Journalism

HMRC unit hunts for ‘hidden’ offshore assets of the wealthy | Financial Times

The net is tightening on UK taxpayers hiding their assets offshore as HM Revenue & Customs focuses more of its powers on cracking down on tax …

Personal Finance (UK)

Panama Papers: Former Pakistan PM Sharif Sentenced To 10 Years

Published on<p>July 6, 2018<p>Reading time<p>1 minute<p>Reporting by<p>Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and …

Corruption