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Panama Papers law firm partners get bail

Apr 22, 2017 - 11:31 AM

The lawyer of Juergen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca says the two were freed on bail of 500 000 each

Panama Papers boost tax battle, but no silver bullet

Apr 02, 2017 - 12:55 PM

The leaking of the more than 11 million documents belonging to Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca kickstarted fresh government action against the secretive world of tax fraud and evasion

PANAMA PAPERS. The leaking of more than 11 million documents belonging to Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca kickstarts fresh government action against tax fraud and evasion. File photo by Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Panama suspends Panama Papers probe

Jan 25, 2017 - 10:40 AM

It is now up to the Supreme Court to rule on the matter and decide whether the probe should resume

In this file photo, a private security guard stands outside the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm is based, in Panama City, on April 5, 2016. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Denmark pays for Panama Papers data on own citizens

Sep 29, 2016 - 11:33 PM

The government justifies the payment earlier this month saying it needed to take all necessary measures to catch tax evaders

View of a sign outside the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm offices are in Panama City, on May 9, 2016. File photo by Rodrigo Arangua/ AFP

'Panama Papers' firm demands prosecution of suspect in Switzerland

Jun 17, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Mossack Fonseca says in its statement it is fully confident that authorities in the various countries would see through the corresponding [legal] processes in a transparent and effective manner

MOSSACK FONSECA. In this file photo, members of the Trade Union of Construction Workers protest in front of the headquarters of the law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama City, Panama, April 13, 2016. File photo by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

IT worker at Panama Papers firm arrested in Geneva – report

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:55 AM

The unnamed employee is suspected of inappropriately accessing a database stealing assets and abusing his position

PANAMA PAPERS. Photo shows the building where the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is located in Panama City, Panama, 03 April 2016. 11 million documents from Mossack Fonseca database were leaked allegedly exposing high profile tax evasion and money laundering among the world's elite. EPA/Alejandro Bolivar

European Parliament launches Panama Papers probe

Jun 08, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Members of the European Parliament seek to uncover alleged violations by EU member states

epa05351534 A handout picture provided by the European Parliament on 08 June 2016 shows President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev (C) during his formal address to the Plenary at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 08 June 2016. EPA/CHRISTIAN CREUTZ / EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Panama Papers law firm closes Jersey, Gibraltar offices

May 28, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Mossack Fonseca says the office closures are part of a strategy to consolidate our service office network

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May 12, 2016 - 2:01 PM

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Australia PM listed in Panama Papers

May 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM

He is listed as a former director of a British Virgin Islands company Star Technology Services Limited set up by Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca in the 1990s

TURNBULL. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media after a visit to the Mornington Peninsula Brewery in Mornington, Australia, 12 May 2016. Photo by Lukas Coch/EPA

Mossack Fonseca to start legal action over Panama Papers leak

May 12, 2016 - 1:15 AM

The Panamanian law firm says it will sue the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

epa05257791 Members of the Trade Union of Construction Workers protest in front of the headquarters of the law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama City, Panama, 13 April 2016. They are protesting against the Panamanian Public Prosecutor's Office for waiting this long to raid the Mossack Fonseca offices. The Law firm Mossack Fonseca said on 13 April that it is 'ready, willing and eager' to collaborate with the Panamanian Attorney General's Office, which is investigating the dealings detailed in leaked documents from the firm. EPA/Alejandro Bolivar

Emma Watson named in Panama Papers leak

May 11, 2016 - 1:26 PM

A spokesperson confirms that the former Harry Potter star has set up an offshore company but only for the purpose of protecting her anonymity and safety

OFFSHORE COMPANY. Actress Emma Watson has been implicated in the 'Panama Papers' leak, after a database search turns up her legal name, 'Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson.' File photo by Paco Campos/EPA

Panama Papers' source to help law enforcers if free from punishment

May 07, 2016 - 8:02 AM

The source who uses pseudonym John Doe says thousands of prosecutions could stem from the Panama Papers but law enforcers don t have access on the leaked documents

Mossack Fonseca in Panama City. Photo by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Law firm warns against 'Panama Papers' being released online

May 07, 2016 - 4:40 AM

Mossack Fonseca issues a letter to the US based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists stressing the information was stolen and its release would breach attorney client privilege

View of the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm offices are placed in Panama City on April 3, 2016. Eduardo Grimaldo/AFP

Panama Papers showed vulnerability of whole system – Panama president

May 04, 2016 - 7:41 AM

President Juan Carlos Varela says the documents reveal a worldwide problem

Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela delivers keynote address at a luncheon during the Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department on May 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Sri Lanka sets up panel to investigate Panama Papers

May 02, 2016 - 12:15 AM

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says they will look into each and every Sri Lankan whose names may come up when the Panama Papers are released

Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, second vice-chair of the G24, speaks during a press conference during the 2016 International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel Ngan

Panama Papers to go public May 9

Apr 28, 2016 - 12:00 AM

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will release a searchable database with info on more than 200 000 secret companies trusts and foundations

epa05248431 The offices of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which coordinated the release of the Panama Papers, is seen in Washington DC, USA, 07 April 2016. On 03 April the ICIJ, a collaboration of reporters from more than 100 media outlets in 78 countries, organized the release of the leaked documents. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

One of Jokowi's most trusted ministers listed in Panama Papers

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Coordinating Minister for Political Law and Security Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan denies links to a Seychelles based company

TAX AVOIDER? Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan denies links to offshore Companies. File Photo by M. Agung Rajasa / Antara

New raid on Panama Papers law firm – report

Apr 23, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Mossack Fonseca says it is ready to cooperate with investigations under way

RAID. Reporters and police officers gather outside a warehouse belonging to law firm Mossack Fonseca after a raid on the property by authorities, in Panama City, Panama, April 22, 2016. Photo by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Panama president denies country is tax haven

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Juan Carlos Varela said that his country will establish a high level commission within 6 months in order to improve transparency of its financial system

Aerial view of the Panama City bay taken on March 23, 2015. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

G20 embraces crackdown on tax havens, warns over 'Brexit'

Apr 16, 2016 - 12:40 AM

UPDATED Making the beneficial owners of companies trusts and foundations transparent is vital to protect the integrity of the international financial system according to G20 finance ministers and central bank governors

G20 EMBRACES TAX HAVEN CRACKDOWN. Mexico's Finance Minister Luis Videgaray Caso (R) arrives for a G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting during the annual International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at the IMF on April 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Panama Papers claim new victim as Spain minister quits

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:05 PM

Spanish industry minister Jose Manuel Soria says his resignation is in light of the succession of mistakes relating to my explanations over my business activities

epa05259640 (FILE) A file picture dated 13 April 2016 shows acting Spanish Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria during a plenary session at the Spanish Parliament's Lower Chamber in Madrid, Spain. Soria, one of the people allegedly appearing in the so-called Panama Papers leak, resigned from his responsabilities as minister and from his seat in parliament of the People's Party Parliamentary group on 15 April 2016. Millions of leaked documents published on 03 April 2016 suggest that 140 politicians and officials from around the globe, including 72 former and current world leaders, have connections with secret 'offshore' companies to escape tax scrutiny in their countries. EPA/JUAN CARLOS HIDALGO

Panama Papers reveal Hong Kong's murky financial underbelly

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The Panama Papers have also exposed the key role played by Hong Kong and Singapore in funneling that wealth into tax havens

This picture taken on June 17, 2015 shows the Hong Kong skyline during sunset. Philippe Lopez / AFP

Panama Papers: 'No evidence' to take action vs Mossack Fonseca – prosecutor

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:59 AM

The raid on Mossack Fonseca s offices in Panama lasted 27 hours

PROBED. A private security guard outside the headquarters of Mossack Fonseca firm, in Panama City, Panama, April 12, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Authorities raid law firm in Panama Papers scandal

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:05 AM

3rd UPDATE Police with an organized crime unit carry out the raid at Mossack Fonseca with no incident or interference prosecutors say in a statement

TARGET. In this file photo, a private security guard stands outside the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm is based, in Panama City, on April 5, 2016. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Panama Papers: Lessons from a leak

Apr 12, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The Panama Papers gives journalists around the world some lessons on working with large scale investigations

FRONT PAGES. A photo taken on April 7, 2016 in Munich, Germany, at the office of the German daily 'Sueddeutsche Zeitung' shows several issues of the newspaper dated April 4, 2016, featuring the so-called 'Panama Papers' with illustrations by German artist Peter M Hoffmann depicting heads of state. Christof Stache/AFP

Panama squirms as Panama Papers scandal keeps expanding

Apr 12, 2016 - 8:26 AM

President Varela: Panama does not deserve to be singled out on an issue that plagues many countries

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela delivers a message to the nation, in Panama City, Panama, April 6, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Red Cross threatened by unauthorized Panama Papers link

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Peter Maurer president of the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC says the ICRC faces specific risks by being falsely tied to mysterious or unidentified funders

RED CROSS. Local citizens get packages with humanitarian aid distributed by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the village of Pavlopol, not far of Mariupol, Ukraine, March 17, 2016. Photo by Irina Gorbasyova/EPA

Panama president: Leak reveals 'global problem' on offshore finance

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:56 PM

President Juan Carlos Varela says the controversy is a problem for many countries whose legal and financial structures are still vulnerable to be used for purposes that do not represent the common good of the citizens

VARELA ON PANAMA PAPERS. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela delivers a message to the nation, in Panama City, Panama, 06 April 2016. Photo by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Panama to deepen talks with OECD after revelations

Apr 08, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Vice President Isabel De Saint Malo: We are going to establish technical level dialogue between Panama and the OECD specifically on exchanging information

TAX HAVEN? A general view shows boats cruising the Panama Bay, in Panama City, Panama, April 6, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Cameron, Argentina's Macri caught in Panama Papers swirl

Apr 08, 2016 - 10:18 AM

British Prime Minister David Cameron admits benefiting from his father s offshore trust while prosecutors have opened an investigation into Argentine President Mauricio Macri

PANAMA PAPERS. British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) admits benefiting from his father's offshore trust, while prosecutors have opened an investigation into Argentine President Mauricio Macri (R). File photos from EPA

Follow the money: how Hong Kong helps outflow of Chinese cash

Apr 07, 2016 - 5:31 PM

Hong Kong plays a role in shipping money out from China due to its proximity and financial freedoms

GLOBAL CONTROVERSY. A general view of the Hong Kong offices of Panama-headquartered law firm Mossack Fonseca, Hong Kong, China, April 4, 2016. Photo by Alex Hofford/EPA

China was largest market for Panama Papers law firm – ICIJ

Apr 07, 2016 - 11:33 AM

UPDATED Report: Shell companies incorporated through the Hong Kong and China offices of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca accounted for 29 of its global active companies

A company signboard is seen outside the Hong Kong offices of Panama-headquartered law firm Mossack Fonseca, Hong Kong, China, April 4, 2016. Alex Hofford/EPA

Panama urges talks to avert financial crackdown

Apr 07, 2016 - 10:17 AM

UPDATED President Juan Carlos Varela vows firmly to confront whoever comes to put down Panama s image

TAX HAVEN? A general view shows boats cruising the Panama Bay, in Panama City, Panama, April 6, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Iceland names new PM, to hold autumn election

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:45 AM

Agriculture minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson replaces Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson who stepped down April 5

NEW PRIME MINISTER. Icelandic Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture leaves the Prime Minister's Office in Reykjavik, Iceland, April 6, 2016, after a short meeting with Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, outgoing Prime Minister of Iceland. Birgir Thor Hardarson/EPA

Presiden Jokowi janji umumkan nama WNI di Panama Papers

Apr 06, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Data yang bocor itu akan digunakan oleh Direktorat Jenderal Pajak untuk mengejar WNI yang mengemplang pajak

Gedung firma hukum Mossack Fonseca di kota Panama pada Senin, 4 April. Foto oleh Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Panama Papers: Leak sparks backlash against tax evaders

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:22 PM

International attention turns to tax cheats with Panama s role in particular focus

DAYLIGHT. The building where is the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama City, Panama, April 4, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Panama Papers law firm says 'hacked by servers abroad'

Apr 06, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Co founder Ramon Fonseca says the firm Mossack Fonseca has lodged a criminal complaint with Panamanian prosecutors over the breach

HACKED, SAYS CO-FOUNDER. View of a sign outside the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm offices are placed in Panama City on April 3, 2016. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

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Apr 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Head of Transparent Chile resigns over Panama Papers

Apr 06, 2016 - 12:29 AM

Gonzalo Delaveau the president of Transparent Chile submits his resignation after being named as a director or representative of at least 5 companies registered in the Bahamas

Panama Papers scandal: Iceland PM resigns

Apr 06, 2016 - 12:18 AM

UPDATED Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is the biggest casualty of a media probe into 11 5 million leaked documents that purportedly reveal the offshore financial activities of 140 political figures

RESIGNATION. Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson leaves the residence of Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson after a meeting of the two on April 5, 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Photo by Birgir Por Hardarson/EPA

Panama Papers: Britain's Cameron under pressure over family wealth

Apr 05, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The revelations involving Prime Minister David Cameron s late father are embarrassing for the leader who has a strong anti corruption stance

epa05211026 British Prime Minister David Cameron meets with school children at the Harris Academy school in London, Britain, 14 March 2016. This week marks national apprenticeship week. EPA/ANDY RAIN / POOL

Iceland PM threatens to dissolve parliament, call new elections

Apr 05, 2016 - 9:22 PM

Gunnlaugsson is under pressure to resign since leaked financial documents show that he and his wife Anna Sigurlaug Palsdottir own an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands

ICELAND'S PRIME MINISTER. Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson looks at his phone at the Icelandic Parliament in Reykjavik, Iceland, 04 April 2016. Birgir Por Hardarson/EPA

'Powerful force' behind Panama Papers – China media

Apr 05, 2016 - 4:36 PM

UPDATED A Global Times editorial says Western nations aim to strike a blow to non Western political elites and key organizations

A company signboard is seen outside the Hong Kong offices of Panama-headquartered law firm Mossack Fonseca, Hong Kong, China, April 4, 2016. Alex Hofford/EPA

Filipinos confuse Panama Papers with 2013 exposé

Apr 05, 2016 - 12:52 PM

UPDATED Some people online – including several news groups – confuse a 2013 exposé with the 2016 Panama Papers probe

Photo shows the building where the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is located in Panama City, Panama, April 3, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Jejak Panama Papers di Indonesia

Apr 05, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Sandiaga Uno Riza Chalid dan Djoko Tjandra disebut

Logo perusahaan Mossack Fonseca di Hong Kong, pada 4 April 2016. Foto oleh Alex Hofford/EPA

Panama Papers revelations trigger global probes

Apr 05, 2016 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED Several countries launch tax evasion probes after a massive leak of confidential documents lifts the lid on the murky offshore financial dealings of a slew of politicians and celebrities

A company signboard is seen outside the Hong Kong offices of Panama-headquartered law firm Mossack Fonseca, Hong Kong, China, April 4, 2016. Alex Hofford/EPA

Indonesian tycoons listed in Panama Papers

Apr 04, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Among the names were a Jakarta gubernatorial candidate and a fugitive in the Bank Bali corruption case

MASSIVE LEAK. View of the building where Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm offices are placed in Panama City on April 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO GRIMALDO / AFP / EDUARDO GRIMALDO

Kremlin hits out as Panama Papers finger Putin circle

Apr 04, 2016 - 10:52 PM

A year long worldwide media investigation into a trove of 11 5 million documents leaked from a Panama based law firm exposes a tangle of offshore financial dealings by the elite

PUTIN. An archive picture made available on 04 April 2016 and dated 21 November 2009 shows Russian cellist Sergei Roldugin (L), then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (C) and then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) visiting the St. Petersburg House of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Jackie Chan, Amitabh Bachchan in spotlight after Panama Papers leak

Apr 04, 2016 - 10:17 PM

Martial arts movie star Jackie Chan and Bollywood s Amitabh Bachchan are among celebrities who feature in a massive leak of documents some of which reveal hidden offshore assets

JACKIE CHAN AND AMITABH BACHCHAN. Martial arts movie star Jackie Chan and Bollywood's Amitabh Bachchan are among celebrities who feature in the Panama Papers, a massive leak of documents, some of which reveal hidden offshore assets. This file photo is from the 2008 launch of the audio CD of the film 'Dasaavathaaram' in Chennai, India. Photo from EPA