Monday, February 13, 2017

Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca founders arrested over bribery scandal

"Orwell didn’t foresee Trump. But if Trump were ever to find out about Orwell, he would probably tweet. ‘Really dumb @AnimalFarm. A total loser – no clue!’"... No Idea 

Australia: Coalition urged to charge 10% royalty on offshore

The north-west shelf project in Western Australia which the Tax Justice Network says pays high royalties. Photograph: Graeme Robertson

Last year the Panama Papers scandal shook the world and lifted the lid on murky offshore dealings in spectacular fashion. The political consequences and investigations, criminal and otherwise are far from over. The European Parliament set up the Panama Papers inquiry committee tasked with investigating “alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application by the EU Commission or member states of EU laws on money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion.”Today Bloomberg reports that the committee begins a series of ‘secret fact-finding meetings’ in London for two days. It has come to the heart of the beast. London

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Australia - Consultation on increasing transparency of the beneficial ownership of companies 
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