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Calibri in spotlight as 'Fontgate' could leave Pakistan sans Sharif

Jul 13, 2017 - 3:25 PM

A typeface has sparked uproar in Pakistan after documents using the font were produced in a corruption case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – despite being dated a year before the design was released

CORRUPTION PROBE REPORT. A Pakistani journalist poses for a photograph with a copy of a corruption report released by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in Islamabad on July 12, 2017. Aamir Qureshi/AFP

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

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Apr 11, 2017 - 1:40 PM

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2017 Pulitzer Prizes awarded for work on U.S. election, PH war on drugs

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:23 AM

The 101th edition of the awards comes with the US news media under assault from the White House

HIGHEST HONOR. The Pulitzer Prize medal. Image courtesy Pulitzer Prize

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 3, 2017

Apr 03, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Hello Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 25, 2017

Jan 25, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends sympathies to the families of the Fallen 44, the Special Action Force troopers who died in an encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in January 25, 2015. The President met with the families of the fallen police officers for the first time at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace on January 24, 2017, a day before the second death anniversary of the gallant troopers. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

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

Pivots: The world in 2016

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:18 AM

Here is a look at some of the biggest stories from the past year

Taiwan indicts ex-head of bank linked to Panama Papers

Dec 02, 2016 - 11:27 PM

McKinney Tsai ex chairman of Mega International Commercial Bank faces 6 charges in total including accepting improper gains money laundering releasing false documents and insider trading

Experts urge Panama reforms after 'Panama Papers'

Nov 22, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Automatic sharing of tax information and holding lawyers to higher standards were among its key recommendations

LEAK SOURCE. 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

Iceland's 'Pirates' gain ground in snap election but miss majority

Oct 30, 2016 - 10:06 AM

UPDATED Gaining up to 9 out of the 63 seats in the Icelandic parliament the Althingi the Pirates became the third largest party in the island nation 4 years after it was founded in 2012

A member of the polling commission prepares the ballots for counting at a polling station in Kopavogur on October 29, 2016 he snap general election. Halldor Kolbeins/AFP

Iceland's 'Pirates' eye power in snap vote after Panama Papers scandal

Oct 29, 2016 - 2:45 PM

UPDATED Voters are expected to punish the incumbent government after the Panama Papers revealed a global tax evasion scandal that ensnared several senior politicians

Taiwan detains ex-head of bank linked to Panama Papers

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Mckinney Tsai offloads stocks ahead of the bank being fined 180 million by US regulators in August according to Apple Daily citing unnamed sources

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

New normal: Massive info leaks, networked journalism

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:38 PM

The Panama Papers project for example is the best example of networked journalism in an interconnected world

AGE OF COLLABORATION. Sheila Coronel (left) with the Panama Papers team from Asia, at the Uncovering Asia conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by Melvyn Calderon/Rappler

Taiwan slaps ban, fine on bank linked to Panama Papers

Sep 15, 2016 - 12:59 PM

Taiwan regulators have ordered the removal of executives of a local bank linked to the Panama Papers scandal and barred it from opening overseas branches

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

Taiwan probes leading bank linked to Panama Papers

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:49 PM

American regulators last week said Taiwan s Mega International Commercial Bank showed indifference towards transactions carried out through Panama

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

Iceland to hold early parliamentary vote in October

Aug 12, 2016 - 9:15 AM

We intend to hold the election on October 29 says Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson

'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

Messi due to go on trial in Spain for tax fraud

May 29, 2016 - 9:29 AM

The court appearance comes just days before he joins his Argentina teammates for the Copa America in the United States

TRIAL. Argentinian player Lionel Messi (C) arrives to the airport of the city of Rosario, Argentina, 28 May 2016. The medical staff of the Argentina team announced on 28 May that Lionel Messi is 'better' from the concussion he suffered last night during the friendly match played by the Argentinian National Team against Honduras. Messi will travel to Barcelona, Spain on 29 May 2016, to testify in a case of alleged tax evasion.  Photo by Jose Granata/EPA

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

Aktris Emma Watson tercantum dalam Panama Papers

May 11, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Panama Papers juga mencantumkan nama aktor laga Jackie Chan dan aktor Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan

BOCOR. Nama aktris Emma Watson tercantum dalam daftar pemilik perusahaan cangkang di bocoran Panama Papers. Foto oleh Justin Lane/EPA

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

5 besar kawasan bebas pajak

May 10, 2016 - 5:21 PM

5 besar kawasan bebas pajak favorit di seluruh dunia Semuanya berada di bawah persemakmuran Inggris

5 besar kawasan bebas pajak favorit untuk membuat perusahaan offshore. Data ini terungkap lewat kebocoran dokumen Panama, Selasa, 10 Mei 2016 subuh.

Irene Marcos, Angaras in Panama Papers database

May 10, 2016 - 7:41 AM

The Panama Papers public database reveals a long list of individuals and entities connected to the Philippines

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

ICIJ rilis nama-nama orang Indonesia dalam Panama Papers

May 10, 2016 - 7:06 AM

Ada 899 orang yang memiliki perusahaan cangkang di kawasan surga pajak

ICIJ akan mempublikasikan nama-nama pemilik perusahaan cangkang di luar negeri. Foto oleh EPA

LINI MASA: Jejak Indonesia dalam Panama Papers

May 09, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Dokumen panama dan dampak domino nya di Indonesia

Tampak depan kantor Mossack Fonseca di Panama. Foto oleh 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

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May 04, 2016 - 10:54 PM

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Germany's Berenberg Bank in spotlight over Panama Papers

May 04, 2016 - 9:40 PM

The reputable bank comes under public scrutiny after it is named several times in the leaked documents

TO GO WITH AFP STORY by BENOIT TOUSSAINT on MAY 4, 2016 (FILES) This file photo taken on September 2, 2010 shows the headquarters of the private banking company Berenberg Bank in Hamburg, northern Germany. Berenberg Bank, one of the oldest and most venerable institutions in private banking in Germany, is finding its squeaky clean reputation coming under scrutiny in the wake of the Panama Papers global tax evasion scandal. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Angelika Warmuth / Germany OUT

Multinationals book more income in Bermuda than China – UN

May 04, 2016 - 11:10 AM

How is it possible that in Bermuda you have more profit declared than in China? says an UNCTAD official

epa05280947 A photograph made available on 28 April 2016 showing numerous national flags lining the front lawn of the Palais des Nations, which houses the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 27 April 2016. EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI

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

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Apr 28, 2016 - 7:17 PM

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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

Family of Iceland president's wife tied to 'Panama Papers'

Apr 26, 2016 - 8:48 AM

The case could prove embarrassing for President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson who has made a virtue of his integrity

Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson talks to media at the presidential residence, April 5, 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Birgir Por Hardarson/EPA

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

Luhut bantah namanya tercantum dalam Panama Papers

Apr 25, 2016 - 10:02 AM

Luhut Panjaitan mengaku tidak mengenal nama perusahaan offshore itu dalam Panama Papers

Menteri Koordinator bidang Politik, Hukum, dan Keamanan Luhut Panjaitan berjalan seusai mengambil sumpah pada sidang etik MKD, pada 14 Desember 2015. Foto oleh 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

New fears for press freedoms as Hong Kong editor sacked

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Keung Kwok yuen is fired from investigative newspaper Ming Pao – a move his fellow employees condemn as unjust

epa05244793 General view of the business district of Central in Hong Kong, China, 05 April 2016. Hong Kong has been named as one of the top ten countires where intermediaries according to records revealed in the so-called 'Panama Papers'. 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. The leak involves 11.5 million documents from one of the world's largest offshore law firms, Mossack Fonseca, based in Panama. The investigation dubbed 'The Panama Papers' was undertaken and headed by German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), with the collaboration of reporters from more than 100 media outlets in 78 countries around the world. EPA/JEROME FAVRE

US opens criminal probe linked to Panama Papers revelations – ICIJ

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:11 PM

The letter gives no information on the subject of the investigation and is not a subpoena that would force the ICIJ to turn over any of the 11 5 million confidential documents leaked from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca

LEAK CENTRAL. Photo shows the building where the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is located in Panama City, Panama, April 3, 2016. File 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

Malta government survives 'Panama Papers' no confidence vote

Apr 19, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Revelations from the Panama Papers led to the resignation of the country s energy minister and the prime minister s chief of staff